Monday, July 28, 2008

Happy birthday to me?

I'm up off the sofa just to let you know I'm alive.

The tooth extraction went much as I expected. The area was so sensitive that even with extra Novocaine given, it still hurt like... heck. It brought back memories of my second C-section when I was told "all" I would feel was the pressure. Uh... huh.

While waiting for the Novocaine to take affect, I could tell I was very weak physically and that my blood sugar levels were low (my heart was beating quite fast). I was getting somewhat frightened when I felt this sense, like I KNEW lots of people had been praying. That was when I was able to get calm. Thank you.

The dentist and his assistant "prescribed" a big Frosty for me, which my hubby did purchase on the way home. It really was what the doctor ordered, although I ended being able to get only part of it down. Since my husband has been known to crave a Wendy's Frosty, I knew he was hoping I couldn't finish it. :)

I'm to take all the remaining antibiotics so that means a couple more days on the sofa. The pain pills are there as needed. Believe me, one of them was needed before I started the Frosty. That is the only way I got off the sofa.

This past week has been quite strange with sleeping off and on all day. At least that helped the days go by quickly. Do you know what kind of dreams one can have while heavily medicated and watching daytime TV? At least they were good dreams last Friday when I watched a Brambley Hedge Marathon (Elizabeth would have loved it!).

A real tip... don't watch anything on the SciFi Channel when taking pain medication.

I'll "celebrate" my birthday later. It may be a couple of days before I can write again here or through an e-mail. I need my pillow.

25 comments:

Heather said...

Happy birthday!!! I am so sorry that you are having to celebrate it like this!!!

Love, Heather

She'sSewPretty said...

Happy Birthday Brenda! I hope your mouth is feeling better soon and you can celebrate without pain!!

cheri said...

I'm glad the worst of it is behind you. We'll continue to pray as you recover.

Next year, let your blog friends plan your birthday, okay? No dentist, no pain pills, no antibiotics....

Mary said...

Hello Brenda, Happy Birthday to you! Celebrating later will mean just as much. I am so happy this is behind you. Praying you feel much better each morning.

Take care and God Bless!

martha said...

I'm relieved to hear that your procedure is finished. Sleep, rest, pamper yourself.

Anonymous said...

I hope my presents will help you pass the time on the couch more pleasantly. :)
My thoughts and prayers are with you.
J.

DebD said...

happy birthday! I hope you're feeling better real soon.

Niki RuralWritings said...

Well the worst is over. Hope you are feeling back to normal soon!
blessings,
Niki

Susan B said...

Happy Birthday Brenda!! I'm glad to hear that the tooth is out. Sorry it was so difficult. I hope you are soon feeling much better and enjoy celebrating your birthday! Take care and rest as much as you can. God bless.

Quinne said...

Hi Brenda :) Thanks for letting us know how you are today. I pray that you will feel MUCH better VERY quickly.

Happy, Happy Birthday with lots of love, Q

Manuela said...

Happy Happy Birthday Brenda!! Sorry you had to spend it at the dentist office but you'll be up and about in no time and you'll be so glad it was taken care of.

Take care,

Manuela

dreamsbookstea said...

Happy Birthday again! I'm so glad to hear you will soon be well!

Carol said...

Happy, happy birthday, Brenda!!! I hope you feel better soon.

Sabine said...

Dear Brenda,

I hope and pray that all the pain will soon be gone and I wish you many blessings in this coming year.

Jan and Tom's Place said...

What a way to spend your birthday...but Happy Birthday wishes are in order anyway!!

~Blessings,
Jan

Donna said...

Thanks for the update. I've been checking frequently the last week and adding my prayers. I know you probably didn't "feel" like writing, but you did for all of us who care about you. I had to laugh about the sci fi comment - I can barely watch it without pain medication! Hey, maybe you can store potato chips in the tooth space for a late night snack once it's healed! (he he). Anyway, Brenda, have a blessed birthday!

freetobeme - Anita said...

Happy Birthday, Brenda. I'm one who was praying for you.

my house by the river said...

Feliz Cumpleanos, Brenda!! I know how you are feeling after that quick "surgery". Yes, it is painful, but a relief, it is over, yay!!!

Isn't it wonderful that you get to celebrate your birthday later, which means more presents? (0:

blessings,

mari

Sherry said...

Happy BIrthday to us?? Maybe in a couple of days?

Vee ~ A Haven for Vee said...

Happy Birthday week, Brenda. It's all going to be so much better with each passing day. Take care and no using a straw!

Cathy said...

Happy Birthday! I'm sorry you have been so sick, and I pray you will have a quick recovery. You need to celebrate your birthday.

~~Deby said...

oh so glad the WORST is over...and pick a day for your birthday..let us know we will **RE-birthday wish** you on that day...
Been praying..
Deby

Iva said...

How are you feeling today?

Heather said...

I am sorry you had to go through so much pain on a day that should have been special, but it is good to have that nasty tooth out and you will be on the mend soon! I am praying against dry socket - with the antibiotics, it should not be a problem, but since I have had it with every extraction, it always comes to mind first and I pray ... it is nasty. May the Lord bless and keep you - I will pray for rapid healing and pleasant dreams.

Beverly said...

Happy Birthday Brenda!!! May the coming year bring you some of the same blessings that you bring to so many of your readers!!

Take it easy and know that many of us are praying for you. I was out of town the last couple of days and had to check on you as soon as I got home. Glad you are doing better.

Bev