I Scream, You Scream

First of all, thanks for all your words of encouragement about my foot and my wisdom teeth.

I went in for my appointment at 2:20 on Friday, filled out some paperwork, got some x-rays taken, and then headed back to the operation room. The doctor came into the room about two minutes after that and asked why I had asked to get only three wisdom teeth removed when I had four.


I didn’t have a good answer to that one. I had been told that I only had three, and had x-rays to prove it. Well, apparently that fourth guy was sneaky and was hiding way up high.

So forty additional dollars later, and I was now scheduled for four wisdom teeth to be removed.

The nice anesthesiologist came in (you should know by now that I like anesthesiologists..a lot…especially if they’re on time (and this guy was)), and put the IV in my arm. I, like most people, don’t love needles, but thankfully I have a very prominent vein in my right arm that they always use for IV’s. So one little prick and soon the sleeping medicine began working its magic (sorry, Brit…too graphic??).

The next thing I knew, I was awake, Philip and Peanut were in the room, and the surgery was over.

On the way home, while still completely numb, and under the influence of many drugs, I stupidly took a photo of myself in my most attractive post-surgery state. And here I am, stupidly posting it for the whole interweb to see…I’m still blaming the drugs.

gauze in my mouth, ice packs on my cheeks. cute.

And because I posted that heinous picture of myself above, I feel entitled to show you a picture of myself on day 2 when I was feeling and looking much better. Still a little swollen on one side, but nothing too bad.

I slept on and off the rest of Friday. Once Saturday rolled around, I felt great. While Philip and Peanut spent the afternoon at Seven Peaks water park, I stayed home and made ice cream.

I made Peanut Butter, Strawberry, and Raspberry. The strawberry was somewhat of a bust (too fluffy…not smooth and creamy like ice cream should be), but the peanut butter and raspberry were to die for.

raspberry ice cream

All in all, the ordeal was not too bad. Minimal pain, minimal swelling, and ample amounts of ice cream. Can’t complain about that.



  1. Janssen says:

    Glad you're feeling back to normal.

    And don't you LOVE that cookbook?

  2. Brit says:

    Hahahaha!! I LOVE THAT PICTURE!!!! Gauze is a good look on you!!

    And… perfect amount of detail re: your anesthesiologist! No emotional outbursts on this side of the computer!

  3. Brit says:

    Hahaha… I'm still chuckling with happiness as to how dang cute you are all the time… even with ice packs strapped to your cute little face

  4. I love the picture! Hee hee! I'm glad it was alright, and did not turn out to be like all your worst nightmares! Plus, who doesn't love to be treated to ice cream?

  5. girl you pull off the gauze and ice packs better than anyone i've ever seen! glad everything went well 🙂 and soooooo jealous of your ice cream!!!

  6. Miriam says:

    You couldn't even tell Ashley had hers out, ever – she never did swell, Blake didn't do too badly either. Now Tara and Chelsea…

    By the way, after your previous post my foot starting hurting! Hope it's just sympathy pains, but I'm wearing a good supportave tennis shoe for a while just to be careful :/

  7. kaila sue says:

    I'll be honest….getting my wisdom teeth out was the best experience! Of course, it was before being a mom but still, I loved all the down time!

  8. whatevs. even with icepacks stuck to your face and tissue in your mouth, you're still gorg.

    believe it.

  9. Chelsea says:

    I think you look amazing in both pictures. You should have seem me. Horrible! Was there any particular reason you needed to get them removed? Or did I miss that blog?

  10. Marie says:

    Wow, that looks serious. But maybe all the icecream make it worth it…:) Wish I looked as good as you after I had my wisdom teeth out.

  11. Haha, the picture is hilarious! I'm glad it went well! And we must trade ice cream recipes soon!

  12. Packrat says:

    You are amazing – or maybe your surgeon is? You recovered extremely quickly.

    Love that you took that picture.

    The ice cream looks wonderful.

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