Well, it’s over. The wisdom teeth are out. Thanks to the happy miracle of chemicals, I have no recollection of the procedure, but man, did I hurt last night for a while. On a scale of 0 – 10 with 0 being no pain and 10 being the worst ever, I’d rate the pain on the right side, pretty darned close to a 9. The left side is fine. So, my conclusion is that it’s the bottom wisdom teeth that are the toughest. Whether that’s true or not, I don’t know, but I only got 3 out, my upper left, and both upper and lower right. And it’s the right side that’s painful. I barely feel the left at all.
I remember when my son had his out about three years ago, I told him to be sure to sleep with his head elevated. He didn’t. He told me he did, figuring that one pillow was elevating his head – and he had an absolutely horrible first day with lots and lots of pain plus massive swelling. So, having remembered that, I set myself up on the couch with lots of pillow that didn’t raise my head, but raised my whole upper body – almost like a hospital bed would lift you.
While I didn’t sleep terribly well, I did sleep and I don’t feel as bad this morning as I know my son did. So, here’s to hoping that this was a major key to helping prevent the worst.
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