It’s been an interesting couple of days… a little painful… a little annoying… a little confusing…
On Thursday I had some gum surgery. The dentist had given me a prescription for 2 valium with instructions to take one before the appointment and bring the other one with me. I took the one and was awed that I could feel the difference within 15 minutes. Also took 4 amoxicillin.
M drove me over – good thing as I don’t think I would have gotten there after the valium.
The surgery itself wasn’t so bad – lots of pulling (no, not teeth), pushing and stuff in my mouth. Watching him put the stitches in – long black thread going in and out of my mouth… was strange. I was in the chair about an hour and a half.
Dexcom said I was at about 100 when the surgery started. I gave the dentist and his tech a quick Dexcom lesson and left it sitting on my lap. I told the dentist I had some juice in my purse if needed. He said he had a frosting tube on hand, just in case. When I was just about finished it said 180. When I got home, it was back down to 90 something.
So, it hasn’t been near as uncomfortable or bad or downright painful as I thought it would be.
He did prescribe a non Tylenol pain med at my request due to the Dexcom. I only took half of one, otherwise Advil seems to be helping. But, my BGs have been on a rollercoaster since the surgery and Dexcom hasn’t always been right. I think it’s just having a tough time keeping up with the changes.
My face is still a little swollen, but I just look a little funny, not a lot funny. (I looked more funny yesterday )
I’m very tired of the soft, mushy foods. Tonight’s treat? A baked potato!
I’ve eaten yogurt, jello, pudding, scrambled eggs, ice cream :) and applesauce for long enough. This afternoon’s lunch was an egg salad sandwich with careful chewing on one side of the mouth only. Egg salad without celery or onions isn’t the greatest but at this point, it tasted wonderful.
Stitches come out on Thursday!
Wonder if I should take the other valium when the stitches are removed - nah…
Oh – thank you to those who commented with good wishes. I really appreciated that!