Wednesday, October 5, 2011

I'm back!

My surgery went excellent! Thank you all so much for your prayers. God did amazing things and took such good care of me, and so did the dr.'s, nurses, and my hubby! I am recovering well at home and the stone was easily shockwaved into dust- my dr. told my husband that it literally broke up in the first few minutes so they didn't have to keep "shockwaving" me, which meant less pain! The anesthesiologist was great and really listened to my issues and what I needed as an individual, so that was also a big help.

The only thing now is that I'm having crazy pain in my tooth/jaw area that stared a couple days ago. I thought I narrowed it down to being an issue with one tooth, but I went to the dentist and got x-rays and an examination, and I have no cavities or issues that would be causing the pain in that area. So my dentist said it could be my bottom wisdom tooth that's pushing against the other teeth now and causing pain in different places.... or that I'm clenching my jaw at night. I'm beginning to think it's the first thing. Different parts of the right side of my upper & lower jaw will start hurting terribly, and my pain meds of course do not help enough. I just took advil (even though I'm not supposed to because it can cause intestinal bleeding, and I already have crohn's disease) to see if it will help because I am desperate! Like I keep telling people, if it's not one thing, it's another! I hate it. But I will trust God to help this resolve somehow!

Again, I am soooo thankful how everything went yesterday. I just really wish I wasn't wasting my pain meds on trying to get this stupid mouth pain better. When people like my nurses always say "wow, you are way too young to have so many health problems going on!" I always say that I'm hoping to be like Benjamin Button but with my health, only getting better with age! That would be cool, haha. I can picture my husband and I on some vacation on a tropical island when we're like 80 enjoying the time of our lives and looking back on all the illnesses we had and how much better we're doing even though we're old geezers. Hey, I can hope, can't I?! ;-)


{cuppakim} said...

praise the lord on the quick and easy sugery! here's to a quick recovery and that tooth pain going away FAST!

Emily w/Amazing Grapes said...

I'm so happy your surgery went well!! I sure hope that jaw pain goes away super fast. I'll say a prayer about that! And that you can get off those meds so you can feel yourself again, real soon!!

I'm always thinking about you and how you're doing so I'm glad to hear those stones have been taken care of and I hope this is the road to recovery for that!!

Emily w/Amazing Grapes

Kristina Clemens said...

How great that all was successful! I had two neurosurgery's last year, so I know it's no walk in the park. Best wishes to you! =)
Kristina J.

Diane said...

I always say the same thing about maybe I will be super healthy when I'm old! Lol