Wednesday, September 27, 2006

Going under the knife

I went to see a surgeon today. Just to confirm what I already knew. That I'd be having surgery sooner or later. After a 5 min chat, the guy tells his assistant to book a theatre for next Monday. I tried to make excuses that I'd need to talk to my employer to see if it'd be covered. That was too soon. As it is, I probably got a reprieve of a week or two.

I went to the theatre to ask about how much the procedure would cost. Went through a door with a large red sign saying visitors aren't allowed. I walk in meekly to the sight of guys in those green/blue outfits. What hit me though is that they were wearing some white, heavy looking gumboots. I soon realised that they were actually doctors and not the guys who clean up after. You don't quite see that on the ER-type TV shows. Scary thoughts started creeping into my head. Some are still lingering. I can't quite focus. All this for removal of some teeth.


Blogger Princess said...

What type of surgery are you having? Are you having your wisdom teeth removed? Dentists wearing gumboots would scare me too.

Wednesday, September 27, 2006 11:08:00 PM  
Blogger Samborera said...

Yeah. They've been giving me some trouble so they need to be removed.

Thursday, September 28, 2006 7:09:00 AM  
Blogger Philosopha said...

All the best. I was also told by the dentist around 1 month ago that i should go for mine to be also extracted but haven't made the effort. If there is one thing that causes Nervousness is the process of teeth problems.

Now i think i have to make up my mind and go as i've read that it is better now than later. I've been convincing my self they aren't paining thus i can live with them.

All the best. I will come for updates before i do the same

Thursday, September 28, 2006 9:29:00 AM  
Blogger Samborera said...

I had been told as many as 5 years ago that I should have them removed, but like you felt that if they aren't giving me problems, I'll just leave them at that.

Thursday, September 28, 2006 1:19:00 PM  
Blogger Princess said...

@samborera and philospoha...I had mine extracted because one was bone impacted and I was drugged the entire time. Come to think of it I passed out even before he started to extract them at 7:30am and did not wake up until 3:00 pm and then went home and slept until 6:00pm and when I finally woke up I passed out while trying to fix some oatmeal. The point to the story is if you get affected by medication like I do you will sleep through it. However, if you go to a horrible dentist you will look like a chipmunk for days. Fortunately my dentist was awesome, but my friends were not so lucky..LOL!!

Thursday, September 28, 2006 11:31:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Methinks someone irked the toothfairy and the earthlings are paying the price.

(See also Potash)

Ne t'inquiete pas: that, it seems, is the general way of wisdom teeth.

This too shall pass.


Saturday, September 30, 2006 1:03:00 PM  
Blogger Samborera said...

So is this a modern phenomenon. I can't see my grandmum's generation going in for surgical disimpaction. From what I've seen here [and I know 2 other people who've had this done, it seems it's pretty common.]

Rombo - Hey there. I've missed you. [Ok, perhaps that's the fear of surgery talking, but all of a sudden I have a big smile on my face. You should see it]. I'll try not to worry myself [it's been almost 10 years since I was in a French class. Even then, I never came across the verb inquieter]

Tuesday, October 03, 2006 7:38:00 AM  

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