Monday, June 17, 2013

Older and Wiser

Hello again!  The big excitement this week has been me getting my wisdom teeth out.  I have one word to describe the experience: Ouch!  I got them out last Monday, and I'm doing much better since then, but I can still only eat soft food and can't touch the sides of my mouth.

I don't remember much of the actual process of getting them out, thank goodness!  I vaguely remember someone helping me to the car and seeing double the whole way home.  Mom has filled me in a bit since then.  Apparently I was weeping when she came in to get me after the surgery.  I can sort of remember the nurse telling Mom the anesthesia would make me weepy, but I don't remember actually crying. 

Also, on the way home Mom says I continually poked myself in the eye.  I think I was trying to cover one eye at a time because of the double vision, but wasn't coordinated enough.  I was also mumbling very quietly, because I had very important things to tell Mom, though they didn't really make any sense.  Mom says this was actually pretty funny, though I remember being very successful with the talking and covering my eyes.

Anyway, I got home, curled up on the couch, and proceeded to watch five Disney movies in a row.  I remember being pretty pitiful.  My brother and sister went to the mall and made me a Build-a-Bear, which was very sweet.  It's a Time Lord Bear with two hearts, and when you squeeze her hand, she says "I love you."  I named her Andromeda, and I carried her everywhere with me for the first few days of my recovery.

I've gotten much better in the past week, so my advice to anyone getting their wisdom teeth out is to just stick it out and know that eventually you will be able to eat something other than mashed potatoes. 

By the way, if anyone is going through this soon, some great foods to eat are: mashed potatoes, mac and cheese, meatloaf, ice cream, fruit smoothies, bananas, rice, creamed spinach, and nutella on soft bread.  And keep lots of ice packs on hand.

It doesn't feel like it's only been a week and a half of summer vacation.  Well, I guess it's closer to two weeks now.  This isn't even the busy part of my summer and it feels like so much has happened already.  Mom and I have joked that it's "Extreme Makeover" time before I start all my camps and trips later in the summer.  So far I've gotten my wisdom teeth out, gotten my hair re-dyed, and am getting glasses for the first time.  Exciting stuff!

Because this has been long and ramble-y about a not-so-fun subject, I'll leave you with a picture of my awesome new shoes!


  1. Would you like to post a picture of you looking like a chipmunk?

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