Hello, and my oh my, it’s cold outside. Please join me for a virtual coffee.
If we were having coffee, I would tell you I won’t be drinking coffee today. I will most likely have a warm hot chocolate or just water. As much as I would love a hot drink, it will be a while until I can.
I would also apologize for my swollen face and my having a hard time to speak. The doctor told me this would improve in 10 days.
If we were having coffee, I would tell you I had surgery on Tuesday. It was supposed to be for the extraction of 16 teeth but the doctor only got 12 teeth extracted which were all the teeth were on the left side of my mouth. The remaining 4 teeth would have to wait until my second surgery in approximately 6 weeks.
The surgery took 3-and-a-half hours. The doctor explained during the post-operation evaluation yesterday that the surgery was more complicated than he thought, having to had to reconstruct my sinus cavity. I suffered from uncontrollable nosebleeds during the first 24 hours after the surgery. It was annoying because every time I checked on my plants or eat or lower my head, blood would flow from my left nostril.
For the first 12 hours, I didn’t dare to walk anywhere as I found I was stumbling now and then. It must had been the anesthesia. I went to my room and stayed there. If I needed to go down or go anywhere in the house, I would hold on to the wall while I walked.
I can only imagine how I was that night. I could vaguely remember being placed in a wheelchair as I was drifting in and out of consciousness. I can imagine my head bobbing up and down as I was being wheeled out to my mom’s car in the darkness and in that moment, all I wanted was to sleep. I kinda saw myself looking like a mental patient.
I slept a lot during the last 3 days. I guess it was my body telling me I need to sleep in order to recover.
For now though, I guess my pain is at a tolerable level and I am hoping the swelling will go down soon.
Thank you for joining me for this weekend’s #weekendcoffeeshare. I hope we’ll both return in 2 weeks.