Sunday, May 8, 2011

The simple things

I got my wisdom teeth out last week and have had a few problems since then. The worst part of it all is that I have some kind of infection in my gums. The oral surgeon described it as being similar to a cold sore, only in the gums. He prescribed more antibiotic and an antiviral pill to take over the next 7 days.

My gums hurt so much. These sore are on 4 gum surfaces and brushing my teeth is so painful.

Anyways, I was really tired last night when I flew back to Utah. Greg picked me up at the airport and we spent the evening together at my grandparent's house, where I will be staying this summer. I was telling my grandpa about my mouth and we got a flashlight and I actually saw how bad the sores are. I got really freaked out. My gums hurt and I was tired and I felt like it was only going to get worse. Even eating and drinking hurts.

I was not looking forward to brushing my teeth, but my grandpa has suggested some things I could do that would help. Greg came into the bathroom with me and stood by my side, scratching my back. There I was, taking parting in this extensive oral hygiene procedure (boring, not too mention kinda gross) and Greg stood by me and comforted me. Now that's love.

So, to all the people who acted like I had no idea what I was doing when I got engaged so soon... you don't know anything. Love doesn't have a timeline.

1 comment:

  1. One thing you may want to try (maybe this is way too late) is Campho-Phenique. It probably won't help with the infection itself, but it's an analgesic that I find makes a lot of difference with cankers, which I get a lot of. Just dab a bit on with a q-tip and try not to taste it 'cause it's nasty.