Top Ten Things I’m Worrying and Wondering about after having my 4 wisdom teeth removed

January 5, 2007          Comments (7)

As I am sitting here with gauze in my mouth and feeling less than stellar (literally got home 45 minutes ago) I decided to write a top ten list of things I am worrying and wondering about after having my 4 impacted wisdom teeth removed.


This really is ridiculous. My wisdom teeth weren’t even bothering me. My dentist insisted I get them extracted.

How come human beings who have one precious time around on this Earth (at least, I don’t remember any other times) do so many things NOW for future happiness and less pain in the future.

Mostly everyone I know seems to be absolutely miserable with their current situation in hopes of future happiness. How about enjoying the NOW folks? Because right now, I’m in a lot of pain.


I could really use another Vicodin right about NOW!


Is my Oral Surgeon really passionate about being an oral surgeon? Was he at his happiest when he was cutting into my gums and blood was all over the place so he could remove those stubborn lil’ suckers? And, do his dental assistants dream of one day becoming the Doctor, so they too, can have assistants? “We need more straw. Turn it up, too much saliva. I can’t see anything in there!”


Wouldn’t it be hilarious if I walked into a supermarket or drugstore with my cheeks and mouth as they are and say, “Listen, I need ice. Lot’s of it! I’m backing up my car. I need all of the ice you have!”? I’d love to see the reaction on these poor people’s faces. “Okay, okay, give him all the ice he needs. This guy is crazy. Look at him! Give him whatever he wants!”


Is my Mom going to put money under my pillow tonight? I haven’t had a visit from the Tooth Fairy in a long time. I deserve it. No?


How many milk shakes am I going to consume in the next 2-3 days and how many different flavors of milk shakes will I come up with? This should be interesting.


Writer’s block.

Um…Oh crap.

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  1. Haha you just cracked me up good and proper after reading the last one 🙂
    Thanks for that.

    Comment by Adnan — January 8, 2007 @ 9:34 am

  2. Adnan,

    I’m glad to hear it.

    Thanks for reading!


    Comment by Adam Gilbert — January 9, 2007 @ 11:02 am

  3. I love the Blog buddy!!! It was brought to my attention that you had one last week and I knew I had to check it out. I gotta say its very inspiring, just like your advice back in college. Your the man Gil and my new years resolution is to check the blog atleast once a week; unless ofcourse you take longer to update it.

    — J.P

    Comment by James Papadakis — January 10, 2007 @ 10:09 am

  4. My wisdom teeth just start growing. Reading this entry scares me a bit. 🙁 Don’t understand why the dentist wanted to remove them at all… Why do people make things so complicated? Anyway, I’ve made up my mind to take care of my 4 new teeth. And I’m genuinely sorry for yours. Hope you’re alright now.

    Comment by Kate — January 19, 2007 @ 11:17 am

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  6. This is just what I needed! I laughed so hard when I read the part of getting the ice at the store. I am going in tomorrow morning to get 3 out. Been putting it off so long. And I’m not a young spring chicken. I’m in my 30’s so there is more risk involved. I’ve been in so much pain but kept trying to deal with it instead of just getting it over with.
    I’m really nervous about the 1 tooth that is impacted. The surgeon said that one will hurt the most.
    I’m getting put asleep for this and he wrote me a prescription for 2 valums tonight and one to be taken an hour before the surgery. Never took that stuff before! I am worried that I will be in bigtime pain and I have a 2 year old to care for. Oh well…guess I’ll just have to take it as it comes!

    Comment by RJ — October 10, 2007 @ 12:47 pm

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