Most of you already know that after years of putting it off, I finally got my wisdom teeth out. All four were impacted, the bottom two were growing sideways into my other teeth, I was developing cysts and having periodic infections plus jaw pain. It was time.
Anyway, I wrote that I got them out on Facebook. What I didn't write on Facebook - and what may or may not actually be true - is that I'd rather go through childbirth UNMEDICATED than have oral surgery.
Let's talk about the pros and cons here.
Oral surgery cons: numb mouth (HATE), teeth pulled (HATE), mouth holes, stitches (DOUBLE HATE), gauze (you get it), bleeding, drooling, inability to swallow, constant pain for at least a week. I can't think of any pros. Maybe being under deep sedation during the most excruciating part.
Childbirth cons: nine months of differing stages of misery, excruciating pain for hours on end, excessive bleeding, possible complications. Pros: a beautiful baby that you made! People bring you meals! And gifts! You can eat whatever you want! You get to snuggle a little sweet-smelling creature that sleeps most of the day!
Here's the thing: I've had to ask for extra pain meds (something other than Motrin) only once after childbirth, for cramps. I got a dose of Percocet.
Over the last week I have been on Lortab constantly because if I let it wear off the pain is terrible. It is messing with me worse than any hormones, yo. Crazy dreams, depression, irritability, fuzzy vision - occasionally feels like the cogs in my brain are slipping out of place.
I guess a baby costs four times as much?