Friday, March 13, 2009

Alright, alright...

I'm a chicken. What can I say!? I decided to cancel my appointments to get my bottom two wisdom teeth pulled because...

1) I'm scared! Seriously! They put me under for the top two, and I have to be awake for these kinda freaks me out. I'm still going to do it, just not for a couple of months.
2) I don't want a limp lip for my wedding. The wedding is only 2 months away now, and I really don't want to have my lip all droopy because I've lost the feeling in my jaw.
3) I don't want to have a numb jaw...and for the same reasons as listed on #2.

Like I said, I am going to have it done, I just don't want to do it before the wedding. I realize that the likely hood of me losing feeling in both sides of my jaw is probably only about 50%, but that's too high for me. I'm under enough stress as it is with everything else going on. Don't need to add this to it!!! Also, just so that everyone doesn't think I'm just being a crazy bridezilla wanting a perfect wedding and perfect pictures... Normally, the nerve on your lower jaw runs below your teeth. Mine is running right next to the roots of my teeth. They couldn't tell when looking at the x-ray if it was in front of or behind the teeth, but it's right along side them nonetheless. I am at a much higher risk for nerve damage because of this. They didn't want to take the bottom two when I was in high school for this exact reason.

Thank you to everyone that had been praying for me to come through these two procedures safely. I greatly appreciate it! Now, I can focus on the wedding, and not what I might look like at the wedding! LOL


"Yes, risk taking is inherently failure-prone. Otherwise, it would be called sure-thing-taking."
-Tim McMahon


Anonymous said...

There is no shame in not wanting to have this procedure done before such an event! I wouldn't either! Plus the fact that you have a huge situation to heal from, wedding stress will just make it worse and take longer to heal. Its in your gums best interest to wait! lol Best of luck to the procedure when you do go in!

Peanut Publications said...

Thanks! I won't be looking forward to it at all lol