Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Getting to the 'Root' of the Problem

I lost a filling on one of my back molars a couple days ago, and what I thought would be an in and out routine fix at the Dentist this morning turned out to be a little more complicated and it looks like it's beyond fixing and I'm going to have to have the tooth out. The oral Surgeon got me right in, so tomorrow afternoon they'll be removing the problem tooth. I've never had one out before, and at 38, I still have my Wisdom teeth, so I'm looking forward to the event with quite a bit of trepidation, especially since they told me they would be doing it with just a local.

Now let me tell you - after shoulder dislocations, broken bones, and lots of other traumatic events in my life I think I'm pretty tough about things like this, but when it comes to my teeth, I'm a total wuss. If I was ever captured by the enemy I feel like I could endure days of beatings, but as soon as they started messing with my teeth I'd sing like a canary. Don't tell anyone, OK.

Anyway, I'm just telling you guys this because it means I won't be answering any e-mails tomorrow, and probably only a few on Friday. During that time Jamie will handle any inquires about store business (having to do with orders), but probably won't have time to answer anything else, so don't get upset if I don't reply to any general inquiries for at least a couple of days. Also, this weeks Friday e-newsletter may have to wait until Saturday, we'll have to see how I feel.

Aside from e-mail inquiries and the newsletter, the rest of the operation will run fine without me, and orders will (of course) still be processed and ship normally. And that's good because we've got lots of new stuff for you to checkout this week.

So, what Anime will be good to watch this weekend while I'm recovering.... hmmmm...

UPDATE: OK, all done. They actually took two out since my wisdom tooth next to the other one was impacted and the surgeon felt that it was best to do them both at once. I have Vicodine and antibiotics, and have to go back in a few days to get the stitches out, but I'm doing fine and am actually pretty comfortable. No promises, but if all goes well and I feel good enough in the morning, I'll probably be able to get the e-newsletter done on time as usual.

I want to watch Season 2 of School Rumble, but I think I'm going to wait for the 2nd half box before I start it. Jamie and I already watched Vol 7 of Death Note last weekend, so I think this weekend we'll probably watch vol #5 of Karin, Bludgeoning Angel , and then finally watch the first vol of Claymore which I have been greatly looking forward too (I've always loved the manga). Aria will have to wait for awhile, but Steven Den Beste had been watching it and I've enjoyed reading his blog posts as he goes along, so I think we'll wait to see what he thinks of it before I commit.

OK, enough rambling, I'm going back to bed. Have great evening everyone!

7 comments:

Nick Istre said...

I had all 4 of my wisdom teeth pulled out right after graduating college, though they knocked me out for it. Hope things go well!

Robert said...

Thanks Nick! :-)

D2M said...

Ah, you'll be ok. I've had oral surgery twice and it didn't hurt very much. (The wonder of modern drug medication!) The only annoying parts for me were having a chipmunk face (cheeks swell) and not being able to use a straw or eat certain foods for a week. I doubt you'll even have that restrictions since your tooth is just getting pulled. :)

In fact, I bet all you'll have if a slight ache where it once was and a funny hole that you'll have to try real hard not to mess with, with your tongue. ;)

whatzgnu said...

I know it's after the fact, but like Nick, I had all four of mine removed in college, and they gave me some wild pain killer before the procedure ("Oh, I feel so good, just take them all out, I don't care..." ;-) )

I hope they give you good drugs afterwards like they did me... :-)

Kerri said...

A week after I got my braces on I had to get all 4 of my wiadom teeth pulled and one extra tooth. What I wasn't told was that they were all compacted into my jaw and parts of my jaw was broken to get them out. Woohoo...hope your recovering well!

D2M said...

Kerri, Wow! That trumps any oral surgery I've ever had! There's nothing like someone else's horror stories to make you feel fortunate. xD

Robert, Glad to hear your surgery went well!

Robert said...

Robert, Glad to hear your surgery went well!

Thanks again all! The best part for me is that it has actually given me an excuse to sleep an unbelievable 8 hours a night. The best part for everyone else is that I haven't been talking too much...