Thursday, August 20, 2009

Some people have surgery to improve their appearance...

... others, not so much.


Surgery went well. I had none of the nausea or other side effects common to general anaesthetic, apart from headaches, which could also be caused by someone drilling and cutting into my jaw, for example.
Declined the morphine last night due to side effects (not to mention the fact it's given via injection into the thigh) and the fact the pain was irritating, but not excrutiating.
Very aware of the fact that the killer pain killers will only last about 3 days if I take the maximum dose. At the surgeons recommendation I'm trying to space them out with Advil which is an anti-inflammatory as well. Unfortunately not recommended for asthmatics, but I just have to keep an eye on any breathing issues. It should be okay, I've had similar before with no problems.
Jaw is sore, can't open my mouth much (for example to take my inhalers - my front teeth copped half the last dose) and the lower right hand side of my lip is numb. The surgeon believes that I should have that back within about a week, and I'll believe him because it's itchy and tingly. Problem is, it's numb as well, so I can't feel when I try to scratch the itch.
All in all it was a reasonably good experience of surgery as these things go. Mostly under medication it is no worse that it used to be when the teeth were giving me gyp - it's just that they didn't all used to give me gyp at the same time.
But the best thing - the chance that they will ever give me gyp again?
... APPROXIMATELY NONE - TAKE THAT YOU STUPID TEETH!!!

10 comments:

Givinya De Elba said...

I am sorry I didn't give you the promised text on the way to Allora.

This seems an extreme way of losing weight.

Swift Jan said...

Glad to hear you are doing You are brave for posting a pic... but I must say, you look pretty good for post surgery!! I hope your recovery is short lived xoxo

Long dark hair, blue eyes said...

I am so pleased to hear it is all over and was a success. I was thinking about you yesterday and hoping that you were all fine.

Jenny said...

Feel better soon Jen! xo

Femina said...

OUCH! Hope you are feeling a lot better soon. xoxo

Crazy Sister said...

I think it makes you look younger. Like, "I fell off my bike, give me a hug!"

Rhubarb Whine said...

Oh my gosh - feel better soon!

Debbie said...

Ouch! I'm glad it went well and hope you are fully recovered soon:)

Jodie said...

You have the G family eyes! Huh...never noticed it before :)

Jodie said...

Oh, and I'm very glad the surgery went well. And hope the recovery is swift!