Wisdom Tooth Wisdom

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I wish I was looking as cheery here, TODAY! If you didn’t know, I got my wisdom teeth pulled yesterday so as you are correct in assuming - it hurts. I did my makeup today in hopes it would perk me up a bit and it did a little. To be honest, the procedure wasn’t as bad as I had expected. I was prepared for the worst. ESPECIALLY since when I informed people I wasn’t getting put under or using laughing gas I got CRAY CRAY looks. I had worked myself into puking panic attacks the day before hand because I was so terrified and worried about all the things that could go wrong. .

I went into that office Saturday morning, sat down and started crying as the nurse was filling out my patient file and going over the procedure with me. Thankfully my surgeon was SO kind, and supposed to be one of the best on island. He talked me down and answered all my questions - even the repeated ones. .

And y’a know what happened? The shots to numb me up hurt like hell, but to be honest I didn’t feel a thing during the procedure. When the pain set in waiting for my medicine to be filled and especially when I woke up at 5 am today - I was in excruciating pain. But I knew that part was coming. That’s expected!

So the fears I had in the very beginning and the worries I had LITERALLY made myself sick over, did not change my outcome. My procedure was happening, with the same surgeon, in the same routine, with the same numbing agents, etc. .

Me CHOOSING to allow myself to be consumed by own thoughts didnt change my outcome. Some of my expectations were right but some were not.

Maybe I wouldn’t have been in so much pain today if I hadn’t allowed myself to be so worked up before and during.

But then again if I hadn’t I wouldn’t be able to share this with you today either. 😆😉

Sarah Anderegg