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27 January 2007 @ 03:18 pm
yet another vote for vinyl  
OMG, don't compliment strangers on their leather jackets, no matter how spiffy they look, because they might start telling you very excitedly all about how calves and lambs and things have BETTER SKIN for coats. Ack! LAAAMBS!

Life headlines:

1) I finally broke down and bought Sims 2 for the mac, and it has been just as detrimental to my life and sleeping habits as you would expect. I created a Jake 2.0 house, and it's totally RAD, lemme tell you. Kyle and Sarah are diligently slutting their way through, erm, each other and everyone else in range, Diane keeps blowing off her scientific career to trail after Jake, and Lou is smarter and stronger than everyone else. Poifect! (Should I assume that, as a general rule, any fanfic ideas inspired by actions of my sims will be really bad ideas?)

2) I am to get my wisdom teeth yanked next week, so Plan B -- scooping them out myself with a sharp fork -- has been put on hold. I have to use general anesthesia (TUBES DOWN MY THROAT WTF EEEEK I AM SO AFEARED), or else have multiple surgeries (in which case my office might implode in a Hellfire Of Inaccurate Spreadsheets, so not an option). Doctor claims that because I'm allergic to anti-inflammatories, my recovery will -- and I quote! -- "suck." Are doctors allowed to say that? The surgeon is a woman, though, so my fear of waking up pregnated has been assuaged. (I watch too many movies on Lifetime. I have to stop doing that.)

3) I slept last night for the first time in more than a year without trazodone, and now feel like I've fallen into a parallel dimension, where everything is the same except the color contrast has been turned up a little higher.
am: werk
feel: workingworking
hear: Eva Cassidy - "God Bless the Child"
entertaining in a disturbing way: Liz like thatlyssie on January 28th, 2007 12:18 am (UTC)
Dude. Tooth surgeons seem to be damned cool, though.

Here's hoping your mouth is like mine, and recovery is one dose of narcotic and then a couple aspirin, and then going, "...it doesn't hurt. And I can't eat. DAMNIT."
Little Red: sga - ronon cup of sex - jainamsolomylittleredgirl on January 28th, 2007 12:24 am (UTC)
That's what I'm hoping for. :) I can't really go back to work until I stop looking like I've been interrogated, so hopefully I won't bruise too badly...

I'm stocking up on smoothies now.
spacefiend: Battered but not Brokenspacefiend on January 28th, 2007 12:34 am (UTC)
I got my wisdom teeth out over spring break a couple years ago, and I didn't find it too bad - they knocked me out, but it was done in under an hour, and while I was plenty swollen, the pain wasn't too bad, mostly just sore and unable to eat. Just keep ice on your face pretty much constantly for that whole first day, it helps. (I ended up tying two ice packs on top of my head and under my chin, since I got tired of holding them in place really quickly.) And my cheeks swelled up noticeably, but my only bruise was where the IV had been for the general anesthetic. So good luck!
Little Red: b5 - talia garibaldi uncertain - lyssiemylittleredgirl on January 28th, 2007 01:25 pm (UTC)
I am busy calculating clever and stylish ways to tie ice to my head as we speak. It'll be GREAT.

You know, I'm not worried as much about the pain of having things yanked out of my head as I am about the tube in my throat. So, go figure. *eeps*
rihansurihansu on January 28th, 2007 01:33 am (UTC)
The surgeon is a woman, though, so my fear of waking up pregnated has been assuaged. (I watch too many movies on Lifetime. I have to stop doing that.)

Lifetime can totally mess with your head. If you're watching it and then switch to Nick at Night you'll become convinced that Uncle Joey or Uncle Jesse is going to rape one of the Tanner girls at any moment.

Bags of frozen peas make good ice packs, so do new kitchen sponges that have been soaked, wrung out and then frozen in a plastic bag.
Little Red: b5 - corps is mother - thatfangirlmylittleredgirl on January 28th, 2007 01:26 pm (UTC)
OH MY GOD, that is so horridly disturbing! *scrubs brain*

I never thought of that kitchen sponge idea, but that is brilliant! Frozen peas are totally the ice bags of choice. I think I'll just tie these things to my head with a scarf or something and call it fashion.
Rose Wilde-Irishrosewildeirish on January 28th, 2007 04:12 am (UTC)
So. No fears based on situations that sound like plots to bad!fic, now, hear?

*hugs* You'll be fine.
Little Red: fridge magnets pr0n - josephidesmylittleredgirl on January 28th, 2007 01:29 pm (UTC)
Ah, our faithful crack!fic supporter. :)

I'm sure I'll be fine, although you should totally have seen my face when she started going off about nerve damage (I'm sure they legally have to tell you that, but, erm, probably minimal chance, right????). It'll actually be nice to have a break from werk. Although, you know, I'd rather keep going to work and not have surgery, given the choice!
miera_c: bunny groupmiera_c on January 28th, 2007 04:46 am (UTC)
My extraction was... well, you don't need to know the details (I was wishing they'd knocked me out) but in the end? It wasn't nearly as horrifically painful as I was expecting. Sleep upright the first night and keep ice handy (when you lie down, blood will pool in your jaw and make the pain worse - seriously! Stay upright for the first night and it'll help)
Little Red: sga - cute when sick - duckadorkmylittleredgirl on January 28th, 2007 01:31 pm (UTC)
Well, your sekrit horror story is making me feel slightly better about doing the general anesthesia, at least!! *eeps* A bunch of the literature tells me not to sit up for the first few days, but yours makes way more sense. And is an excuse to buy more pillows! ;)

You rawk, babe. Thank you!
miera_c: hurts my headmiera_c on January 28th, 2007 02:58 pm (UTC)
Well, your sekrit horror story is making me feel slightly better about doing the general anesthesia, at least!!

There wasn't any pain but really, this isn't an experience you *want* to be awake for. Cause people are digging things out of your jaw, which is gross, and who wants to remember that?

I had to do the tube-down-throat thing for something else, but I was put on an IV first and they hit me with I think industrial strength Valium that made me super-woozy so the tube is more like a "did I dream that?" thing in my head. Though I remember them spraying something that looked like WD-40 (can with a long thin nozzle) to numb my throat. It was very surreal. (That was when they were sure my ulcer had reopened so they did an enteroscopy to find out. And it was 2 days before I was having surgery to have my gallbladder removed. Worst! week! ever!)
jammer0307jammer0307 on January 28th, 2007 06:40 am (UTC)
Does that mean you can't have any painkillers? See, I'm allergic to all narcotics (they make me violently ill), which meant that the strongest thing I could have was Motrin 800mg.
Little Red: sga - alcohol porn - nostalgiamylittleredgirl on January 28th, 2007 01:33 pm (UTC)
I've never had narcotics before, but they've prescribed me percoset, because I can't take ibuprofen or aspirin stuff... so it'll kill the pain but won't help with the swelling. Eh, whatever. :)
jammer0307jammer0307 on January 28th, 2007 06:24 pm (UTC)
hey to be honest, as long as it doesn't hurt - who cares if you look like a chipmunk.
Roxy: Embrace firechichiri on February 1st, 2007 07:14 am (UTC)
Ok, that little comment about waking up pregnated is kind of creepy...

but good luck with the wisdom teeth thing...I haven't been reading LJ friend's pages much. I had mine done and was freaking out just like this, but it turned out to be okay ^^; The fear was worse than the actual event and recovery put together.