7 Quick Takes Friday!

After an evening and morning fraught with anxiety about dying under anesthesia and never seeing my beloved or our three wonderful children again in this life, my tooth was pulled and a bone graft done quickly and relatively painlessly.

Until the numbing shot wore off, that is. Now it flipping hurts.

Nevertheless, I didn’t die and the going to sleep/waking up process was quicker and smoother than any surgery I’ve ever been knocked out for. Yay for a cool, competent and slightly weird doctor!

And now, for quick takes.

#7
The Nurses
(I guess technically they were dental assistants) really knew what they were doing. They could tell that I was nervous (probably because I told them I was, repeatedly) so when the doctor started to put the IV in one of them started asking me about my kids. I drifted off, happily extolling the virtues of my wonderful children. 
It was pretty nice. 
#6
Sienna
after hugging me, watched me warily for a little bit as I stumbled around with gauze in my mouth. Then she said, “Dad? Why is Mom different than she used to be?” 
Poor kid. She sounded really concerned. Luckily I managed to pull it together enough tonight to talk with her for a bit and put her to bed, and she seemed fairly relieved. 
#5
My Mom
(Isn’t she pretty?)
is a big fat liar. She had the same procedure done not too long ago and said it didn’t hurt at all.
Well, it bloody hurts. A LOT. 
It doesn’t help that I’m a wimpering, pathetic mess in the face of pain. Oh, not labor pains, cause those are easy. You just have to concentrate. They stop after a minute and you get a break. And eventually, they will stop completely and you’ll have a shiny, multi-colored, squalling and magical baby in their place! 
This pain isn’t quite the same. I have no idea when it will end, and the only reward I get for suffering it is a gap in the back of my mouth.
Oh, and the Ogre is spoiling me with ice cream and tiramisu and movies. That makes it worth it.
#4
In My Mom’s Defense
she’s totally weird, and not just because of this picture. She has a bizarre response to pain. For example, when she was in college she tore all the ligaments in her knee in a skiing accident. Guess how she responded?
By laughing. Hysterically. They couldn’t even understand what happened to her because she couldn’t stop laughing!
See what I mean? Weird. 
#3
Then I Married the Ogre
who likes to scoff at us mere mortals who feel things like “pain”. 
Every single time I say, “this hurts,” including the times when what was hurting were my fervent attempts to bring our progeny into the world, he reminds me of the time when he rode in a car for a twenty-minute drive to the hospital, holding the two halves of his leg together, and never once screamed. 
Then I say, “Dearest, do you know why I’m not able to deal with that level of pain? It’s because I’m not stupid enough to get hit by a car. God gives special graces to people that stupid.” 
#2
My Mouth Hurts
ouch.
#1
An Update
Kathleen with her son
For all of you who were praying for my friend Kathleen, thank you! Our prayers were answered and the doctors were able to stabilize her contractions enough to stem the bleeding. It seems that she did not, in fact, have a placental abruption, thank goodness. She is at home on strict bedrest until March 1, when little Josephine will be joining us here in the world. She does have to have weekly progesterone shots and still isn’t able to do much in the way of caring for her little ones, so continued prayers would still be appreciated. 
Thanks guys! Have a happy weekend, and go see Jen for more quick takes.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/03411156356683809203 Living for the Lord in 2011

    I am so like you…Labor pain, no problem – anything else, whimpering baby….And my hubby is like yours…He thought he pulled a muscle or had a slight – had a tumor the size of an NFL football in his abdomen crushing his nerves and his internal organs…

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/11889780681891693861 Sarah

    I'm glad your surgery went well, but I'm sorry you're feeling pain. :( I hope it gets better soon! About your husband's leg: gross.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/09942928659520676271 JoAnna

    "God gives special graces to people that stupid." Hahahahaha… that explains so much. Love it.(Hope you feel better soon!)

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/05117120475033380036 Emily G.

    I'm glad everything went well with your tooth, but sorry to hear you are dealing with pain. I'll take labor pain any day over pain like that. Weird, maybe, but it's just different. It's easier to deal with. I had my tonsils out when I was 18 and I know.Sienna looks like her daddy.Thank you for your very sweet comment on my blog. I will console myself with the fact that I do not have a TV and therefore my posts are allowed to be less intelligent: I either write them on a strict time limit, or I have one kid in my lap and one dancing naked on the computer table while I type.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/03446744635277205867 mrsdarwin

    I'm glad to hear that things went well, except for the excruciating pain. Things toothy make me shudder.Your daughter is SO CUTE.


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