March 10th, 2006

dear diary


Today in the morning I had the appointment to fix 9 decay and extract one wisdom tooth. I came at 9 and left at 1. It went okay, I didn't feel like it was 4 hours... They gave me some pill first, then some laughing gas, but it made me dizzy, so they turned it off. After a while, I felt like the anaesthesia they gave me was wearing off, and before they attempted to extract wisdom tooth, they added more anaesthesia. They gave me 4 pills to take at 5pm and 4 more to take 5-6 hours later (for pain). I began feeling some pain at around 4pm, but my mouth was still numb, and I couldn't drink anything; besides I didn't want to tke pills before the time. I actually fell asleep for a bit and woke up at about half past five, and took the pills then.

I'm supposed to drink a lot, eat soft food, and not brush teeth for 24 hours. (And not smoke, etc., but I don't smoke anyway.)

I'm eating yogurt now -- the second meal I've had today, the first being cereal in the morning before the appointment. I drank tea a bit earlier, and wasn't that hungry, which is good: I don't know how I would eat. The anaesthesia for the wisdom tooth still hasn't fully worn off. Left side of my tongue and lower lip are still numb and feel nothing, while the other side is okay. So I can taste the yogurt and feel its temperature with right side, but not on the left side (where I feel just the fact it's liquid and its consistency). That is I think that the tongue and lip can't feel those things, but just from comparison it appears to my mind that the liquid on the left side is tart and warm, rather than sweet and cool. It's a funny feeling, that my yogurt is both tart and sweet, and both warm and cool.

Of course, I couldn't study. I read the philosophy assignments - they seemed easy, about God. But I have the second test in Cost Accounting on Monday, and I need to study for it.