Wisdom Tooth Extraction Index

South Korea

Number of Disney movies watched on dvd whilst recovering:5

Number of Bones episodes watched: 6

Number of Gossip Girl episodes watched: 5

Days missed of work:1

Employers angered by use of contract-relegated sick day:1

Number of Ashleys who  do not care about said employer’s anger:1

Giant box of Baskin-Robbins rainbow sherbet eaten: 1

Number of effective pain killers taken:0

Number of naproxen (i.e. Aleve) taken to supplement non-effective pain killers prescribed by dentist: incalculable. I’m eatin’ em like candy, baby.

Price of a wisdom tooth extraction in Korea: 47,000 won. ($35.00 US )

Types of food eaten since surgery: 3 (porridge, yogurt, ice cream)

Number of times I’ve wished this had happened in America so that I could have real, effective medication: many, many.

It seems that I will make the recovery somewhat quickly. I’m a little over 24 hours into the process and I’m feeling a million times better than I did yesterday. Thank goodness! I hope to avoid all further infection and intense pain. Marisa has been absolutely amazing since this whole fiasco began last Friday -buying me ice cream and dvds,  listening to me complain about how much my face hurts (while telling me that the swelling isn’t all that grotesque) and buying me more medicine at the pharmacy on the corner when the dentist’s prescription doesn’t cut the mustard. Thanks Marisa! You’re the best!

Tomorrow is the school field trip to the zoo, and I’m really looking forward to it, although I can’t imagine the yelling involved with keeping my Lion class in order will be helpful in keeping the pain down.  Even so, I’m excited. The weather should be nice enough, and I really did miss my kids today…it was quite strange sitting at home on a school day. Nice! But strange. Expect a post post-haste about the zoo-I’m sure it will include many pictures of both adorable children and fascinating animals. Basically, things I love that are also cute and cuddly.

6 thoughts on “Wisdom Tooth Extraction Index”

  1. Hey Sheets!
    I’ve been away for a bit because my computer was broken.

    Sorry about your tooth. Have some applesauce.

    Sounds like things are going well. Glad to hear about it. 🙂

    Take care.

    1. you know phil, i don’t think that they have applesauce in korea. not that i’ve seen. they probably have some sort of sweet potato mash thing, or squid soup or something. good to hear from you! i’m sorry about your computer 🙁

  2. For some reason when I got to the “Number of Ashleys who cared” I cracked up.

    I’m sick in bed too, so solidarity from the states! Hope the swelling goes down soon.

    1. thanks kati! i hope you feel better as well! as you can tell, this whole process made me a bit bitter:) but i’m getting over it.

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