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Back in early December I said that I would be having a secondary bone graft, to fill in on the right side where some of the grafted bone deteriorated. It's probably a good time to mention that that's happening this Friday. I had had an idea of delaying it until mid-summer just to give myself more of a chance to clear up my finances, in case expenses come up, but after my last visit the surgeon's office went ahead with getting the pre-authorization from my insurance, which means that the operation has to happen within 90 days. So, there it is.

As I mentioned in that post, this procedure is supposed to be much simpler. It will be done at the surgeon's office rather than the hospital, and I believe the general anesthesia is not the heavy-duty hospital stuff that kept me in the hospital after the last operation. Of course, the last time I had general anesthesia for dental surgery, when I had my wisdom teeth removed, it took me an hour or so longer to come out of it enough to be able to go home, and I was pret-ty loo-py. I remember that I kept saying I wanted to sit (or lie) down and my mom kept insisting I had to stay up because she couldn't carry me, and I found the whole idea hysterical. I did end up sitting down next to the car and it took Mom a minute or two to get me to crawl into it.

This time I also need to be careful with the pain reliever, as I do not want a repeat of the acid indigestion. My prescriptions don't include ibuprofen, so hopefully the stuff I'm being given won't be harsh on the stomach. Maybe I won't even hurt that much and won't really need it. In any case, I'll ask the pharmacist about it when I go pick up my prescriptions before Friday.

It's important that this doesn't mess me up too much, because Sing-Sing are playing at Chop Suey the following Friday, the 16th. I saw them when they toured for their first album back in 2002 - wow, was it really that far back? - and I've been hoping for another album and tour ever since. I'm really looking forward to this show, and I hope I don't end up missing out.



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Feb. 6th, 2007 04:40 pm (UTC)
Good luck! I hope it goes well.
Feb. 6th, 2007 07:45 pm (UTC)

dude, when I was having my wisdom teeth out. I fainted after watching the informative video of the operation... weeks prior to the surgury. :) then I think I made it to 7 counting backward, before going 'out'.
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