I Have Not Been Myself Lately

Finally, my face looks like it normally does, no swelling or bruising or redness.

You may or may not have noticed that for the past couple of weeks, I’ve been MIA.  Almost 2 weeks ago, I had my wisdom teeth removed, all four of them, and since then, I’ve been having a lot of trouble getting back into the rhythm of things. 

I do not do well with change. I get it honest. My mom’s the same way.  I have eaten nothing but mushy foods the past two weeks and I want nothing more than to crunch on something. I tried yesterday, but now my jaw hurts again.  I’m glad they are gone and it was finally time for me to get them out. It was a now or never situation. I’d actually waited too long, but financially I was ready.  Plus, they were painful and irritating, so I was happy to get them out once and for all. No more worrying about unnecessary decay or sores in my mouth from where the teeth rubbed my lips.

I hate having to clean my “sockets” at work, which I consider in public. Eew. It takes me about 10 minutes to thoroughly rinse the sockets, rinse with salt water, and occasionally brush my teeth throughout the day.

I know, I sound whiney, but not eating what I want and being in pain has really thrown me off and out of my routine.  My digestion is totally off too. I’ve been having tons of acid reflux that just won’t go away no matter what I try.

This has really put me into a bad mood. I haven’t wanted to crochet or write on my blog for nearly two weeks. Absolutely no desire to do anything that I consider “fun.”  Not to mention, it’s the end of the semester and I am super busy helping K study and wrap up some random tasks for the end of the semester.  I have no spare time in the evenings and I’ve been sore up until about two days ago.

I know, whine, whine.  At least I have my kitty cat to entertain me πŸ™‚ Here he is watching the birds at the window.



54 thoughts on “I Have Not Been Myself Lately

  1. You’ll be on the mend rather quickly from this point on. I had mine out a few years ago. That reflux thing, though.. You might want to follow up with the surgeon about that. Hope you feel better soon.

  2. Aw, I had mine removed when I was a teen, and yes, it sucks. Even thought it’s “just” your teeth, it really does make you not want to do anything, or be seen in public.
    This too, shall pass!

  3. I had one of my wisdom teeth removed a few months ago too. I can’t imagine having a few removed at once. As for the acid reflux, I used to have that issue too and found that having a glass of water with a tablespoon or 2 of apple cider vinegar or 1 sqeeuzed lemon, twice a day helped to relieve it. I’m glad to say that so far, I haven’t had any acid reflux in a good 6 months. Hang in there ! X

  4. I can so relate! When I had mine out, it seemed like it took forever to heal. But they will heal, I promise! Keep up with your salt water, which is most important to prevent dry socket, and aids in healing. You will be back to normal before you know it!

  5. I had a pretty easy time with my wisdom teeth, but I’ve had a dreadful time with every pull since. :/ So I relate to your suffering. You have to be careful to clean well, without being aggressive enough to remove the clot, and that creates a lot of anxiety! As does hot, cold, crunching…over time, if you don’t eat crunchy things, your jaws get outta shape, so a little crunch here and there can help.
    Feel better soon, Megan πŸ™‚ *hugs*

    1. Apparently they “remembered me” when I called into the oral surgeon’s office for a follow-up. My removal was so aggressive and difficult that even the receptionist knew about it. Thanks so much for your well wishes πŸ™‚

  6. You would hate my world, My teeth are fallen apart because of medicines I have had to take. Dentist don’t want me as a patient because of the medicines I have been on. Acid reflux could be GERD and I was on meds for 10 years and a few ulcers added to the mix I am finally fixed. I have rheumatoid and osteo arthritis threw my entire body. I hardly ever take a pain pill and when I do it is only ibuprofen. I deal with pain everyday and I take careof myself, 2 dogs , a cat and a parrot and my home. On some days I do the bear minimal and just feed us all and clean up and thats it. I force myself up everyday and look at the positive side because that is what helped me keep me alive. I was very close to death and I struggled to stay alive and thinking positive makes that journey so much better. Sometimes you just have to tell yourself just do it .

    1. I’m so sorry to hear that about the medications and your teeth. That’s very unfortunate and difficult for you, I’m sure. 😦 I’ll keep you in my thoughts. I’m glad you have your lovely pets to keep you company!

  7. Wow..Megan what an ordeal.. I had a dental situation myself last week.. I was in pain for a few days and did the salt water routine too but I think I overdid it with the salt and kind of scorched my tongue. You will be back to normal soon and eating some of your favorite foods. It’s good that you took care of your dental needs.

      1. Thank you Megan! I had neglected dental care due to cost and no insurance but have made a point to get attention and so am having to really focus on a daily regime. The salt water did help to heal an irritated area. And am on my way to healing…

  8. All the trouble gone, hope you’ll soon get back to your daily routine. I’m also having problems with wisdom teeth but too scared to do anything with it :))

      1. Yeah.. I know that but it isn’t painful so I guess the teeth found a nice place to root on :))

  9. Oh man. Wisdom teeth removal is no joke, is it? I was 33 before I finally had the funds and insurance to do it, and it was utter torture afterwards. I’m a big baby about that sort of thing. But I did get the fun painkillers, so at least I was jolly about all of it.

  10. Dearest it is okay to hide in a corner. and guess what. You did not stay there and become some old hoggety hermit. You stepped in to the light again. No need to be so hard on yourself.
    Life is known to throw a curve ball. and even a me gets freaked out at that.
    Just tiny something. The sockets. don’t overdo them. rinse after some food. when yo scrub an wound it takes longer to heal give it rest. (not a doctor by he way)

    So cheer up beautiful. step in to the light. and whine dine and smile. Summer is here and things to be done.

    big hugs

    1. I always appreciate your kind and caring words. You bring a smile to my face. I haven’t been doing well with keeping up with the comments on my blog, so sorry for the delay. Don’t think I haven’t been thinking about you. I read your comment awhile back, just never replied. Hope you’re well πŸ™‚

      1. Dearest I am the last who will be mad at someone who is occupied by life. I am happy to bring a smile to your face even more when you feel a little down. Just take your own time. It is your life.
        Smile it suits you best. Big hugs

  11. i totally get you. when you’re sick or in pain you just don’t feel like doing any of your regular things. it really throws you off and it’s depressing. glad to see and hear you’re feeling better πŸ™‚

  12. Awe, your life pretty much sucks right now 😦 I don’t blame you for not liking to change the sockets at work and I’d be pissy too if I couldn’t eat what I want. Add acid reflux to the mix and you have the recipe for FML! Feel back to normal soon!!!

  13. I totally empathize with you – I had all four taken out when I was in my final year of highschool, over the mid semester break which was miserable. They were giving me so much grief & added stress though so it was eventually worth it. But it wasn’t fun waiting so long before I could bite into my food!! You are perfectly entitled to complain, but it hopefully will be much better soon!
    And the reflux thing? Sound like it might be from some of the pain meds – if you’re on any anti-inflammatory meds they’re meant to be had with food to protect your stomach, great for pain relief but can actually cause stomach issues.

    1. 4 wisdom teeth at once is no fun, but it had to be done! Better all at once then multiple trips. Yikes. I did know that ibuprofen can cause stomach issues. In that regard, it’s bad stuff. That’s why I had to stop once I started noticing some pains. 😦

  14. Wisdom teeth suck and there’s not even any use of them in our mouths, so why do they exist!?! You have Chester to keep you entertained πŸ™‚

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