Well, I put on my big girl panties this morning and was somehow brave enough to have the extraction without sedation. The oral surgeon was really nice and once he found out that I'm not afraid of the needles, assured me that he could get me comfortable enough to be able to do the procedure and talk me through it. He warned me that the noise of breaking teeth could be disturbing so i asked if i could wear my ipod. i just cranked up the tunes and tapped my toes. i look like a half chipmunk... a bit of swelling on that side of my face. have taken my pain meds and am heeding his advice to 'stay ahead of the pain' by taking them.
what a 2 1/2 weeks this has been!
am going to rest up for a while longer and then get back to packing. i really want to get as much done before i head back to work on tuesday as possible.
bandwise all's going well. my incisions have scabbed up nicely and i'm fighting the urge to pick at them! Went to a first book club meeting with a group of friends last night and only one had seen me since surgery. they were all amazed at how much weight i've lost and were full of compliments and interesting questions about how it all works. the friend who hosted is married to a heart surgeon and for whatever reason i'd not gotten around to telling him about the surgery. he was really happy that i'd gone this route and said he firmly believes that the only way to manage morbid obesity is via surgery. that was good to hear from him. we all had a roaring discussion (bitch fest) about insurance companies too!
Tomorrow is the first lapband support group meeting and i've really got to go and support it even though it kind of isn't my thing. i have my first official weigh in tomorrow too. still down about 9-10lbs from surgery. not sure why i'm holding onto the weight... thinking i really need to have some smooth move tea as my bowels seem to have learned all that they'd been trained over the past 3 months. ugh.
ok my lovelies. i'm gonna go take a nap and pray i don't feel any major pain