May 23rd, 2001

One More Day at Home

I'd planned on going back to work today, but I didn't make it. I actually got up and took a shower and got dressed, but at the last moment I decided I was in too much discomfort to go without my cold pack and pain medicine.

Of the three extractions, only the bottom left is still bothering me (the full bony impaction). It has me a little concerned. When I move my jaw a certain way, I get a shooting pain into the teeth nearest the extraction, and my lower lip feels tingly. They told me there's a chance of nerve damage with this sort of surgery, so I'm hoping these effects are only temporary. My follow-up visit is next Tuesday, so I won't worry about it too much before then.

This morning flowers were delivered from the gang at my office. It really made my day. I have the coolest bunch of coworkers that anyone could ever ask for.