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Wednesday, January 25, 2012

My Oral Surgery and Update:

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Tuesday Afternoon:

Well, this is certainly one week when I am so happy that I got my homework done ahead of time, and even threw in some extra credit.  By that of course, I mean that I had time to do two Sepia Saturday posts and my Book Blurb Friday entry.  Just scroll down to see them! 

And, why am I so glad of this?  Because in the morning I am going to have oral surgery on my mouth to remove a bone growth on my left rear gum.  I discovered it right before we went to Texas, went to the dentist then, and then to the oral surgeon today.  There was an opening for 9:00 tomorrow morning, so I took it.  Could be I'll be fine by 3:00 Thursday, but perhaps I'll feel like taking it easy and drowsing with pain pills instead. 

So, if you happen to think of me in the morning, please send a quick little prayer my way. 

Thanks and hugs to you guys!  I'll be by to visit you as soon as I can.  

~ Kathy M.


Friday Update:

Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy ~ Kathy Matthews

Hi, I just wanted to give you an update and to thank you for thinking of me, saying prayers and sending me your kind wishes.  You guys are the best. 

I don't usually give reviews on my medical experiences, but I really wanted to give a shout out to Dr. Shock and the fine women who work at his practice.  Even the building itself was very comfortable, and seemed more like a high class spa than a doctors office. 

Yesterday morning, when Cary drove me in, I was more thinking about my thirst than about what was to lie ahead.  The ushered me back to their surgery room.  All that was in it was a spiffy leather dental chair and a row of closets on one side, a sink and a counter, and a rolling tray covered with a sheet against the wall.  This was of great psychological importance, come to find out, because they had everything they needed, but it was all tucked away as not to further freak out the patient.  Smart! I never did see it all.

I was all hooked up to a blood pressure monitor, had an i.v. easily slipped into my left arm, had heart and breathing tabs stuck to the outside of my body and oxygen tubes slipped across my head and under my nose.  Then they slipped me the anesthesia through the i.v. and numbed my mouth and did their work.  I was awake, but could feel no pain and tried mind when Dr. Shock said, move your tongue over.  That was that.  They took off the bone (called a Tori) that was growing sideways on the inside of my left gum; gave me several stitches that will soon dissolve on their own, and we were done.  It took about an hour.

Cary brought me home and I took the pain meds as directed and dosed all day on the couch.  Last night, I slept like a baby, even missing some of my doses, and I feel great.  It is so nice to not have that Tori cutting into my tongue. 

So, if you ever need to have something like that done, and live in Central Oregon, this is the place to go.  They rock!

~ Kathy M.



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10 comments:

Lynn said...

The best for a quick recovery Kathy! Sending love waves your way.

Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy said...

Thank you, Lynn, I appreciate it so much.

Kathy A. Johnson said...

Wishing you a smooth surgery and a quick and painless recovery!

Anonymous said...

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Pamela said...

It's past your surgery time, but I imagine not past your pain so I'm praying for you right now. Sure hope you're feeling good as "new" soon.

Arkansas Patti said...

Ouch, that sounds painful. Hope they give you some happy gas or pills. Be well soon.

Lisa Ricard Claro said...

Sorry you had to go through it, my friend, but glad that the experience was made better by a professional physician. Feel better!

Arkansas Patti said...

Thanks for the update. Glad a possibly nasty experience was made so pleasant. Heal quickly.

BECKY said...

Oh, Kathy! I feel terrible for you to go through this...but also terrible that I'm behind in reading your blog and missed all this until today! Sounds like you didn't have too bad of a time afterall. Kudos to the fantatic dentist and staff for taking care of you so well!

Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy said...

Kathy J. - thank you!

Anon. - glad you like it here.

Pamela, thanks so much for stopping by to see me and your prayers are always appreciated.

Lisa, thank you. I agree with you.

Patti, thanks for checking up on me. It still hurts, but I am healing.

Hi Becky, these past few days have blended into one another. Thanks for your concern.

Hugs to you all!

Kathy M.

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