Dry Socket, Out of Pocket
They call them wisdom teeth because apparently when you have them removed, you’re supposed to be smart enough to give yourself a full week vacation from work afterwards… unless you think you’re smart and do it right before the weekend and rely on the standard healing time of four days for wisdom tooth extraction. Let’s see: Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Monday, I should be good for the next week, right?
By Tuesday my Vicodin Vacation was done, yet somehow even after Tuesday I was still not “myself.” Headaches, sudden tiredness, disorientation, throbbing in random places in my mouth and skull… well, it turns out that I have a high threshold for pain: I’ve got a dry socket. This means there’s a place in the back of my jaw where I fit a small plug and connect my skeleton and nervous system directly into the Matrix. Take a white pill… whoa… I know Kung-fu..!
Posted on June 18, 2010, in Diversions and tagged Alveolar osteitis, health, high power saw, matrix, oral surgeon, Oral surgery, Pain management, Shopping, Tooth, Viocodin Vacation, week vacation, wisdom teeth, Wisdom tooth, wisdom tooth extraction. Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.