Saturday, March 5, 2011

I LIVED!!!!!

Yep, you read right! I survived my biggest fear in life...getting an IV! I've been putting off getting my wisdom teeth out for over 5 years because I was too scared of the needles involved. But once they started pushing on my other teeth and shifting then I didn't have much of a choice anymore. So...I got them out yesterday! And lived!

It was actually quite funny of an experience. I was crying before I even went into the room and the dentist was hilarious trying to calm me down...and not to mention, he was pretty hot! So once I got sitting in the chair and the IV lady came I started to hyperventilate and my blood pressure was so high that they were getting concerned, so in a "funny" attempt to calm me down, the dentist said "Alright, ready? We usually put the IV in your neck for this procedure"....and then I burst out crying LOL! The poor dentist hugged me and said over and over that he was just joking...which I knew, but at that moment, it didn't matter! He even called my Mom around 9 last night to see if I was okay hahaha!

And then....apparently while I was sedated I told the nurse that when she went to get my Mom to make sure she tells her that she has to buy me Rachael Ray pots and pans...everyone's getting a big kick out of that one.

I also ended up with a big red cut above my eyebrow...I didn't have it when I went in, and the dentist and nurse have no idea how it got there LOL! I probably burst some sort of vein in my head from the extreme stress and hyperventilating.

The swelling isn't toooo bad... and my sweet Cooper is taking excellent care of me.....Although I'm feeling a lot worse today now that all of the freezings gone.

On a brighter note, I now have 4 full days with nothing to do but cross stitch, read, and watch TV! Yay!

Erin (#1) was visiting me for a few days this week and she's just about finished her first ever cross stitch! She doesn't have a blog, so I took a pic to post here because I feel that all stitching should be shared LOL! And it looks GREAT, especially for her first ever! Here it is....

Thanks for visiting today!! I'm off to finally catch up on all of your blogs now :-)


  1. Funny story Jodie. You just never know what you'll say under sedation... Your stitching looks great.
    Be always in stitches.

  2. Sedation will make you say the funniest things! I am sure you are glad it is over!

    Erin's piece looks great!

  3. HI,
    I hope you feeling much better!!! I aslo hate going to the dentist!!!! That's great that you nw have a friend that cross stitches!!!! I bet she is enjoying aslo!!!!

  4. Oh you poor thing with your puffy face! Oh just lay around and get waited on. Hmmmmm, the dentist called to check on you? Hmmmm, interesting. You must have made an impression on him. Get well quickly

  5. Aww! I'm sending you hugs! :)
    I would have reacted the exact same way but I wouldn't be at the dentist's in the first place, even in a matter of life and death lol.
    So you are alot braver than me!!

    Good boy Cooper! :)
    Hope you feel much better soon. Enjoy your 4 days of relaxation.

    Erin's cross stitch looks great! :)

  6. The dentist is the worst. I can understand your fear. Glad everything went well. Now enjoy some stitching.

  7. Poor you@ I hope you're feeling better after getting yoru wisdom teeth out. Erin #1 did a great job on her first piece!