Good morning, everyone. Yesterday turned out to be a soaker around here. Rain, rain and yet more rain all day and into the evening. The forecast for today is better, not wet, so fingers crossed.
I'm glad yesterday is over. I was well numbed up all round the op site so that was good. Relaxation strategies did seem to help, as did keeping my eyes firmly closed throughout. I don't think I let myself down too badly although there were a few times when I started shaking, the whole chair almost rattled and the light above, which is fastened to the chair, was also shaking noticeably. In any other situation, I'd have laughed! With a mouthful of machinery and dental fingers, it wasn't an option but an internal chuckle is just as helpful!
They were very good, ignored my reactions (which is best for me) and just carried on. All done now, the worst of the whole procedure is over and it has been - well, I can't say a 'good' experience, but it's something I would go through again, should it be necessary or to avoid a dental plate which has been a trial because I just haven't enjoyed the feel of something like that in my mouth. I was glad to have it but . . .
I go back next week to have the stitches out and a check up and then, a couple of months after that, on go the toppings. Maybe I will have my new smile by Christmas, Covid-19 permitting.
I'm taking today easy. I didn't sleep well, I still have a bit of a tension headache and am feeling jittery; silly but there you go. I'm very lucky to be able to cancel the day and enjoy some R&R and the shivers have stopped now. I have penicillin to take for five days (upset tum, here I come) plus some tablets to start off the bone growth. I'm also staying on the pain killers for a day, not because it hurts but because it might if I don't!! My middle name is Wimp!
To balance things out, I got some really good news yesterday which I will be happy to share with you as soon as I can. It cheered me up no end.
I will use the day to get on with sorting and moving things. It's all going very slowly but it is going and that's the main thing.
Have a good day, whatever your plans and do stay safe and well. xx