Sunday, August 30, 2009

Now Departing Pity City

So after Wednesday's very blue post, I am actually feeling much better. I think this is a combination of putting it all down on paper the computer screen, receiving some very nice e-mails (thank you), the natural ebb and flow of my pregnancy emotions, and most importantly, a triumph of mind over mind.

So, I'm happy to report that I am now departing Pity City (thanks Katie for such a perfect phrase!).

Thursday I had an oral surgery which I was incredibly anxious about. It was to put in an implant for the tooth I had pulled before Easter. The whole process from extraction to final crown is about 9 or 10 months and since I went and got myself knocked up in the middle of the timeline, I was facing this surgery with regular old Novocaine during the surgery and only Tylenol to help with the post-surgery pain. I do have a pretty high pain tolerance and am not someone who hates the dentist BUT the prospect of going through this with no "good" drugs was a little overwhelming.

I'm happy to report that it really wasn't that big of a deal. Yeah, sitting wide awake in the dental chair for an hour-long procedure where they literally screwed something into my jaw bone was not fun. To say the least. But, the pain has been totally bearable, and less than 24 hours later I was feeling only very minor discomfort.

Plus, I had the surgery done in my hometown so got to recover sans son or husband at my parent's house. I ordered a totally bad chick flick (Bride Wars) On Demand and then took up the whole double bed and slept in until 10am. It was like a spa vacation or something!

There are a lot of things *they* don't tell you about pregnancy and childbirth. I think that is probably one of the reasons why pregnancy blogs are so popular. You get the honest truth about the good, the bad and the ugly. For me, one of the uglies is definitely the emotional swings. It is tough and last week was rough. Thanks for sticking through it with me.

Original post by Smiling Mama. Thanks for reading!


  1. Welcome back, and I have to say that I love the phrase "pity city" and plan to start using it myself.

  2. Oh your teeth! Smart move to go home and have your mom take care of you while you recover. That does make everything a little easier doesn't it? So glad you are feeling better! We all have our days (I know I do!).


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