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Recuperating

So a week ago today I had a molar extracted. I think I wrote about the reasons for the extraction a month or so ago. (Short version: resorption.) I had talked myself into thinking it was a fairly minor procedure, and indeed it was a fairly minor procedure. Nonetheless it was a minor procedure that involved wrenching a large tooth out of its socket, and on top of my ongoing cold it left me feeling pretty wiped out the next day. I took ibuprofen for three days, and even as late as yesterday morning I woke up feeling a little achey in that region of the jaw. Today, no discernible pain, and I brushed the lone-standing rear molar without much discomfort, although I was careful about it.

Anyway, sometime in June I'll return to the periodontist to have an implant put in, and then sometime after that I'll have a crown attached to the post. Meanwhile, my tongue keeps searching the gap anxiously.

The weekend was fairly social for a recuperating old recluse, with a Chunga meeting on Saturday and yesterday a hike around Magnolia and a visit to Mulleady's Oirish Pub with my friend Jay. Very nice pub, with a good selection of beer including Dogfish Head's India Brown Ale, which I'd never had on tap. In the evening I saw Spring Breakers, which was a total satirical hoot, as advertised. James Franco chews the scenery with his gleaming golden teeth. If only he'd been given this gangsta role in The Great and Powerful Oz!

I'm still sniffling and congested. It was two weeks ago today when I started coming down with this cold. Still, I've got most of my energy back now, and the cold really didn't slow me down much this weekend.

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surliminal
Apr. 8th, 2013 04:08 pm (UTC)
Oof! Poor you!
randy_byers
Apr. 8th, 2013 05:04 pm (UTC)
*sniffle*
mszappata
Apr. 8th, 2013 05:45 pm (UTC)
Hope your dental procedure goes well this time.
randy_byers
Apr. 8th, 2013 05:48 pm (UTC)
Me too! Thanks.
wrdnrd
Apr. 9th, 2013 01:11 am (UTC)
I no longer believe any dentist when they say it will be a "simple extraction". Apparently that means something different on THEIR end than on mine. My (lone) wisdom tooth was supposed to be a simple extraction, which i guess just means i didn't need surgery. It sure didn't mean they weren't hammering on my jaw and passing large, alarming hardware in front of my face. "Oh, i should be back in the office after this!!" i said breezily on my way out. All the pills later, i wound up taking the next day off, too, because i had a pounding headache from, well, all the pounding.

In short: Sympathies!! I'm glad you're feeling over both the "simple" procedure and the cold.
randy_byers
Apr. 9th, 2013 01:22 am (UTC)
Thanks. I had all four of my wisdom teeth taken out at the same time, when I was 17, IIRC. That was not a simple procedure, and it's the only time I've ever been knocked out for surgery.

I also arranged to have this tooth extracted at the end of the day so I could just go directly home. I went in to work for part of the next day, but only because I'd missed three days the previous week due to the cold and was still catching up.
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randy_byers
Apr. 9th, 2013 02:39 pm (UTC)
Hm. Maybe I should as for a crown with gears in it. The Gear-Driven Crown sounds like a steampunk story.
ron_drummond
Apr. 9th, 2013 05:59 am (UTC)
Glad glad glad for your on-going recovery, and interludes of camaraderie, and the tales you tell of both.
randy_byers
Apr. 9th, 2013 02:41 pm (UTC)
And I didn't even mention that the incomparable John D. Berry showed up briefly at Andy's house while we were meeting. He was dropping off some old fanzines for Andy to auction.
ron_drummond
Apr. 10th, 2013 12:48 am (UTC)
Nice! Always pleasant when the affable Mr. Berry puts in an appearance, however briefly.
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