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blood flood

I was talking to Carolyn when out of the blue a bubble in my mouth burst - upper part of mouth, where the tissue was removed - and blood started pouring onto my tongue, down my throat. I grabbed some tissue and stuffed it in there while Carolyn checked to see if the bathroom was available. I got in there and it was a regular flood. The more I drained or rinsed, the more blood poured into the sink. I finally realized it wasn't going to slow down unless I applied pressure. So I wadded up paper toweling and stuffed it in there. Once I looked reasonably presentable - I had to clean the blood from my lips and chin - looked like a vampire just back from the kill - I hightailed it to the first aid kit in the break room and took the roll of gauze. I have now got a thick wad of gauze in there, stemming the flow. I may need to keep something in there all day today.

Lordy. I had no idea this could happen.



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Nov. 4th, 2002 11:55 am (UTC)
Poor baby!
Yikes! Get some rest...can you take some time off? Are you being too active? love, Bid
Nov. 4th, 2002 12:26 pm (UTC)
Re: Poor baby!
I keep trying to get back into the normal flow at work here. Maybe I just shouldn't be talking. I now feel a little draggy, but figure I'll get through the work day, leave at three. I think it may be wise to skip the chorale rehearsal tonight, though.

I guess things were going along smoothly enough over the weekend to deceive me. I'll go home and really really take it easy.
Nov. 4th, 2002 04:48 pm (UTC)
Oh dear, I'm sorry you still haven't come to the end of your dental sufferings. Who would have thought that something like this would happen. This makes me so glad that most of my teeth are still firmly in my head. I hope that this will end for you soon. Take care.
Nov. 5th, 2002 09:07 am (UTC)
Thank you. I think is someone had told me I'd undergo four dental surgeries within one month, I would have thought that is the very definition of hell. However, the surgeon makes it as manageable as he possibly can, with his attitude and care, and I am just keeping my eye on the progress that has actually been made.

Most people who get implants don't go through this bone grafting thing. It is only because those teeth were gone for so many years that I had to do it. So chances are, even if you lose teeth and do opt for implants you won't undergo anything like this.

Thank you for your good wishes. It does help me.
Nov. 5th, 2002 01:24 am (UTC)
This has been going on for quite a long while; you must be wondering where it's going to end and when you'll feel right again; hope it's soon!
Nov. 5th, 2002 09:09 am (UTC)
It does look like the bone coverage part is working. I shouldn't have to go through any more surgery until it is time for implants. I am sure the surgeon is just as happy as I am about that.

As for these unexpected benefits...like the bleeding...I think I need to be more careful, not talk so much!

Thank you for your caring.
Nov. 5th, 2002 10:34 am (UTC)
O.K. - do take it easy!
Nov. 5th, 2002 08:41 am (UTC)
Nothing to add except I'm right there with you Judith! (as you know, ack!) *hug*
Nov. 5th, 2002 09:14 am (UTC)
Yes indeedy! It's funny that in some ways this isn't as bad as I would have expected if I had known ahead of time. That is, I've been taking it as it comes and trying to go with the flow. I know the surgeon is good, doing his best, and that all he does is for my benefit. This keeps me feeling grateful. At this point, I am sure he has lost money on me. And it does look like this time the tissue coverage is working, which is such a great relief.

Together in teeth, you and I...I look forward to the time my mouth functions normally and without pain. And when I can eat normally, although I am sure I will gain ten pounds the week that first happens.
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