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Well, so far things are okay. I'm not feeling any pain and haven't taken any pain relievers. My arms and legs do feel weird, particularly at the knees, elbows, and wrists - it's that limbs falling asleep feeling, but not quite the pins and needles level, just constant tingling. I'm not sure what that's about, it's not mentioned as a side effect of the antibiotics I've taken, so I'm guessing it's from the anesthesia/sedative from the operation.

As to that, I don't know what the sedative was, but I lost consciousness just as if it were general anesthesia, and when I was next aware of myself, I was lying on my couch at home with the blanket from my bed over me. According to Tony, who was escorting me, not only was I able to walk back to the car when we left the doctor's office, I also insisted upon unlocking the doors to get back into my condo, although I couldn't actually pull the building door open. I have no idea how I was even capable of picking out the correct keys. I was also able to remove my coat and my boots before collapsing on the couch; Tony must've got the blanket for me. Apparently I just moaned occasionally during the ride home, although Tony claims I made a clearly disparaging moan when he made a wrong turn. I have absolutely no memory of any of these activities; I can only guess that this is what it's like to get really wasted on alcohol, or be turned into a voodoo zombie (as distinct from an undead cannibalistic movie zombie).

I don't really feel tired, but I'm starting to feel spacey again, so I guess I should go to bed soon. I just hope this lack-of-circulation tingliness goes away soon, it's bothersome.

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norda
Feb. 10th, 2007 01:36 pm (UTC)
*DO* keep an eye on that tingliness.

Rest well.
philaros
Feb. 10th, 2007 09:32 pm (UTC)
Thanks.

The tingliness did go away overnight.
(Anonymous)
Feb. 10th, 2007 02:25 pm (UTC)
Well... I'm sure you'll be fine, but I'm glad things appear at least to have gone well... good story... I like the part when hero Tony got the blanket for the princess, giggle.. seriously hope it all is fine. liquid diet again? thats gotta be getting old. Guinness is a meal though. : )

take care
zannah
Feb. 11th, 2007 08:00 am (UTC)
I believe they call that twilight anesthetic. It's amnesiatic and knocks you mostly out but you're still somewhat responsive in case they need you to move or open your mouth wider or something.... I had the same thing when I had my wisdom teeth done. (Also, I guess it's a little safer than putting you all the way under.)

Glad you're ok, but hopefully less tingly soon.
(Anonymous)
Feb. 12th, 2007 06:21 pm (UTC)
I haven't had the experience of not recalling actions that were clearly mine either. Er, except for breaking Doug's glasses. Twice. Uh, that was clearly not me.

It sure would have been interesting to have been around. I could have practiced some ventroliquism or something and really confused you. :) Seriously though, hope you recover quickly.

Eldy
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