Tuesday, December 15, 2015

My mouth hates me and other randomness.

 I don't like to use the word hate...it is such a strong and powerful word.  However, today, I am going to use it.  My teeth HATE me and I HATE my teeth.  Remember this post?  You know, the one about my horrible dental issues?  Well, I finally mustered up enough courage to get my tooth pulled.  I am going to start checking those dental issues off the list.  So last Friday I got all brave, drove myself to the oral surgeon all by my lonesome and had my tooth pulled.  Of course I couldn't get numb.  I told them it takes a lot to numb me up.  3 rounds of numbing shots later, I was numb enough to not feel the tooth be yanked out of my mouth.  The oral surgeon was actually very nice and did a great job.  I didn't feel any pain and the tooth did come out easily.  Phew...problem solved, right?  Yeah, not so much.  They gave me the run down of it all and mentioned something about a dry socket.  Blah blah blah, I got this.  Only 5 % of people get a dry socket after having a tooth pulled (way more common when wisdom teeth get pulled out) so I was feeling pretty confident things were gonna be smooth sailing.  Then it happened.  Saturday my mouth was hurting a little bit.  I had just had the tooth pulled the day before so I pressed on.
Oh yeah...here is my after tooth pulled out selfie.  My cheek was so puffy!  So  Saturday morning into the early afternoon I helped make manger scene block crafts for the Birthday Breakfast with Jesus at our kid's school.  After we got home around 1:30 I forced  suggested that we all take a nap.  Dan worked all day on Saturday and my mouth was feeling more and more achy so forced family nap time it was.  Some of the older kids dove with joy in their beds and some pouted and stomped their way into their beds.  I went into our bedroom, put the covers on and covered my head with a pillow.  1 1/2 hours later I woke up.  Mouth still achy.  At this point I am still thinking it is from getting the tooth pulled.  I got all the kids ready for the Christmas program that night.  5 girls hair curled and braided and off we went.  Dan came home just in time to ride with  us there.  Long story short, Sunday morning came.  Another Christmas program for the kids that morning and momma wasn't feeling too hot.  At this point now I figured something else was going on.  Well, guess what??  I have a dry socket!  Super. Awesome.  I went in yesterday morning and had my dry socket packed with this nasty packing that tastes like cloves.  Every time I swallow I taste cloves.  Super. Awesome.  I will say it did help and by last night I was feeling good!

 I attended my Mom's group Christmas party last night and was excited that my mouth was no longer hurting or tasting like cloves.  I have become a little obsessed with wrapping since I have prepared for this Thursday's Real Milwaukee segment.  I knew I wanted to make these hand stitched felt ornaments for the ladies in my group and ended up using them as the tag on the gifts I gave them.
I had a good night out and then as I laid my head on my pillow last night the throbbing mouth pain was back.  It was really bad.  I was mad at myself for not having the prescription drug pain killer scrip filled from the dentist.  Dan got me some Ibuprofen and I did a lot of praying.  Eventually I was able to fall asleep.  The throbbing woke me up at 5 a.m. this morning and I made my way back to the oral surgeon about an hour and a half ago.  I am repacked with nasty tasting clove packing and will pray this helps.  My next appointment is scheduled after TV on Thursday which is making me a bit nervous, but at this point, what else could go wrong, right?  Sigh.  So, yes, I HATE my teeth...and my mouth for today.  I mean, I am super thankful for everything my mouth and teeth can do...but just for today I am mad at them.
 In other random facts of life.....I have been hosting some more Friday at the Farm sessions.  I did a mom's group at a local church where they did pallet signs and picture coasters.
 I had my final scheduled session of the semester with Christmas pallet boards.
 A local pet store sells pigs.  My daughter LOVES pigs.  That is always number one on her wish list.  We have been waiting for months for the pet store to get another pig in so we could go visit it.  Finally, the pig arrived.  Some lucky person purchased the pig for the low price of, gulp, $995.00.  It was nice to visit the pig and have it be sold so it wasn't even an option for her to beg us to buy the pig.

 The kids always get pajamas and an ornament in their St. Nick stocking.  Last  year I found Hallmark ornaments on clearance for 75% off which was really nice this year!  Opening anything here is always mass chaos.
 Our baby boy turned 4 years old.  Sniff.  Sniff.  How can he be 4 already?  Seriously, 4.  We celebrated by taking him to church and a basketball tournament.  What a lucky boy, right?!?  We may have forgotten to get him a birthday cake/cookie and had to run out at 8:30 at night to get him one so his birthday wasn't completely ruined.  I truly do love to throw a huge birthday party, but time got away from me and I couldn't swing it.  He did have a huge party last year so I kept reminding myself of that.  He wanted a power ranger party.  I am not a huge fan of power rangers at all.  However, he loves the guys for some reason....and since he is the baby, he gets his way most of the time, he had a power ranger "party".  He was SUPER happy to have his power ranger guys on his generic birthday cookie...he totally thinks he had a power ranger party now.  See how we did that!?!?  Score!!!

 And our oldest FINALLY got contacts in her super sensitive eyes on Sunday.  I won't tell you how long it took, but they got in!!!  The eye care specialist that sat with her had the patience of an angel I tell you.  She may not have been able to get them out that night and shed some tears, but after watching some YouTube videos she figured it out.  She was able to get them in for school yesterday which was so exciting for her.  Next week she starts round 2 of braces.  Phew, and I thought babies and toddlers were exhausting...they hold nothing against this teenage stuff!!!
...and there you have it....2 weeks and a achy mouth later we will survive.  Off to prep for Thursday!


  1. I can totally relate to your experience, minus all of the kids. I had all four of my wisdom teeth extracted at the same time. And yes, the dreaded dry socket visited me too. I can't imaging dealing with that and having children to care for. Glad things turned out okay for you.

    Eunice Greer @ Downtown Dental SC

  2. I understand your pain. I never ever get good news when I go to the dentist. I dread it. The dentist told me that I just have thin enamel and no matter how much I brush or floss, I will still get cavities. The only encouragement I have to brush and floss is that I will not get more cavities.

    Victor Peterson @ Dr. Farole