Still on Planet Earth

April 14, 2011


Yeah, I’m still here. Posts across all my blogs have been slim. Well, more precisely, non-existent! I haven’t had any free time lately. I have a huge scroll of “Things to Do” on my desk, getting longer and longer by the day.

THANK YOU to all you wonderful people who supported my daughter and I with prayer during her surgery. In case you missed the info, one of my gals had severely impacted wisdom teeth removed this week. The poor girl has teeth the size of golf balls squeezed into a tiny little jaw. She’s a young adult, but her 2nd molars aren’t even all the way through yet. The wisdom teeth were deep into her jawbone, giving her a lot of pain, so we just decided to jack up the boot straps and get the surgery done.

A week before the surgery in consultation, the oral surgeon ran through several “problem areas” we might encounter. Nothing to worry about — tut tut — just the possibility of punctures in the sinuses, permanent nerve damage, or adverse reactions to general anesthesia. ๐Ÿ˜ฏ I was kind of freaked out. The doc said the surgery would take about 2 loooooong hours.

Glory to God, the actual surgery took about an hour! The surgeon said, “Well, that went better than expected.”

!!!! I’ll say!

Thank you for your prayers and words of encouragement and advice my dear, dear friends! I have never experienced such overwhelming comfort. I pray you are comforted with the same comfort you’ve comforted me with! Thanks a million!

So the daughter is recovering. Even though she pretty much looks like this right now:

…and can’t quite move the jaw to eat anything yet. But she’s got bright eyes and is improving greatly!

Thanks for everything, pallies. ๐Ÿ™‚



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8 Responses to “Still on Planet Earth”

  1. The Other Alice Says:

    LOL! That picture made my cheeks hurt worse! Man, that’s hilarious!

  2. Carole Says:

    So glad to hear your daughter is recovering well and that everything went so smoothly! I’m sure she’s getting plenty of TLC. ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. Jay Says:

    Hahahaha! Oh man… that made me laugh so hard! But I’m sure that your daughter doesn’t look funny with a swollen mouth! ๐Ÿ˜› I’m so glad to hear that everything went well with the surgery! We’ll be sure to pray for a quick recovery! ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. renate Says:

    I like your blog:) all the way from Oslo, Norway actually, so you now, if you didnยดt allready have one(?) have a norwegian writer who likes what she reads! keep up the good work! r

  5. blueyes Says:

    Been there done that and still not done lol. I also have a small mouth. I started out with extra baby teeth and we saw some quack of a dentist who took out 4 permanent teeth and didnt tell my parents I needed braces right after to which I ended up in the military’s dental section to get braces for free (who knew!). Anywho, my bottom wisdom teeth started coming in my late 20s wrapped around nerves no less and with me allergic to Novacain I was screwed. I couldn’t close my jaw, pain and numbness all at once. Went under with anesthesia and warned them I don’t stay under either because initially they wanted to do all 4 even though the top ones weren’t coming through – they didn’t believe me – I woke up after he broke the first tooth into pieces and bit him. Then woke up immediately after he packed gauze in my mouth. My upper wisdom teeth are seated just below the sinus cavity and that will be a nightmare if they come in because I’ve also had surgery to fix a deviated septum.

  6. Secondary Roads Says:

    So glad to hear that your daughter is doing well.

  7. Karen Says:

    Good news, to hear she got along fine. Perfect picture that cracked me up!

  8. Rebecca Says:

    Hey blueyes. For some crazy reason, two of your comments were marked as spam, which is why I never noticed them until now! (I only check my spam folder infrequently). Sorry about that– I didn’t put them there, that’s for sure!

    WOW you have some wild adventures. Yow your dentist must JUST LOVE you. :-O