oldtoby wrote:If you dont get put to sleep then you get to listen to the cracking and snapping as they hack them out.
Oh how well I know how that goes.
I had 11 or so my baby teeth pulled out by the dentist...in 4 times of getting that stuff done? Ugh. No fun at all.
They don't knock you out for one of those spinal taps either. Me = practically screaming with my face in the pillow, tears streaming down my face and yelping "It hurts, Mommy/Daddy!" every five seconds - whoever was hugging my shoulders/head at the time. Then I had a pounding migraine for 3 days straight and couldn't move my back at all. That's how much it hurt.
Oh, then my leg muscle biopsy. That was a beaut. I couldn't get knocked out because of 'seizure risk'. They numbed everything, and put one of those dental cloth things hanging over my head. I still felt a lot of it, and saw a lot of it. Afterward, in my hospital bed I was crying so hard and freaking out - the nurses were supposed to tell my parents when I go out, but they didn't. I was in my hospital bed crying, freaking out, and eating some graham crackers the nurses gave me for at least 10 minutes before I saw my parents. I was in so much pain, but I was reluctant to take the vicodin because I'm really paranoid about medication addiction. I know have a maybe...2 inch, kinda thick scar, with a tiny dot scar accompanying it from where they numbed it with the insanely long needle. Might I mention they had to use the skin numbing stuff several times... That was in September of last year.
Now you can understand why dental surgery isn't sucha big deal to me.
Ro, I really, really hope all goes well tomorrow, and you're in the least amount of pain possible.
Sorry, reliving this stuff is really painful for me, so...
I generally am just frozen/numb as a result of all of this. But when I have to think about it...I have major mental breakdowns. I tend to just hide and shield myself from it; whenever I have appointments or tests..I'm a robot, really. I don't feel like a person anymore - more like a guinea pig.
EDIT: I think I want a PM. We're just somewhat poor right now. Meh.