Today marks 6 weeks of recovery for me! And no it was not a 6 week recovery after having a baby. I had all 4 of my wisdom teeth pulled 6 weeks ago. It has been a long recovery for me. I had one impacted tooth that has given me lots of problems. I'm pretty sure there was a lot of drilling that went on. This is a picture taken of me the day I came home from surgery. OUCH!! I still can't believe that was me.
I am finally feeling much better today and when I met with the oral surgeon today he told me I still have a while until I'll have full recovery on the left side of my mouth, but that things are looking good! I have been numb on that side of my face this whole time and today I can almost feel my entire lip! That is huge for me. I'm still tingly and numb on the side of my chin, but things are looking good. I'm grateful I am almost back to normal so I can really kiss my sweetie! I'm also grateful I can successfully eat a hamburger without cutting it up. I had many, many smoothies, cream of wheat, chocolate shakes, bean with bacon soup smashed up, mashed potatoes, yogurt, applesauce, ice cream, and my favorite was chocolate texas sheet cake. I could down that stuff so fast because it basically melts in your mouth! I'm now back to brocolli, fiber one, pbj sandwiches, hamburgers, and too many other things. :) It was kind of nice not really having a desire to eat very much. The desire is back and I'm on a roll! Tonight is my first date with Clate since my surgery when I can actually order something normal instead of a smoothie and soup(without chunks). I love Friday night date night!! I've learned that wisdom teeth should NOT be pulled when you are 35 years old with 6 children! The recovery is much quicker when you are 17 or 18 with no kids. Live and learn, right?