Saturday, March 23, 2013

The wisdom of losing your Wisdom Teeth

Our Sarah had her wisdom teeth out yesterday.  Despite her anxiety she coped so well and was so brave and calm. Well Done Sarah!

It was a really, really long day.  We had to be at the hospital at 11.30 a.m. but she was only taken into surgery at 2.40 p.m. So a lot of waiting around. Sarah and I were taken into pre-admission at 12.30 p.m. and gowned up.  They arranged for me to accompany her all the way to theatre, which was really great. Of course I had to get into scrubs for that, so looked really funny. Luckily Sarah had her Ipod Touch with her, so we were able to take these lovely pre-op photos.

 I thought I should offer to operate on Sarah, or at least assist, but she decided that she didn't need my help.
Anyway after leaving Sarah at the theatre door after a chat to the doctors and nurses, I joined Elizabeth for lunch. She had been working in the cafe for a few hours on her university work, her concern that I would be too tired by the end of the day to drive home, or that Sarah would need her support, meant that she came and spent the day with us.

Finally, at 5.15 p.m. I was able to see Sarah in recovery. She was doing so well, alert and not in any pain. We left the hospital by 5.45 and were home by 6.15 p.m. A very long day.

 Ice-packs and pain-killers helped and a good night's sleep followed - all helped by a couple of new friends. One is never too old to have a new teddy bear - so Albert on the right and Rainbow on the left were cuddled and enjoyed.

Well Done Brave Sarah - Love you!

1 comment:

Red said...

Well, getting the wisdom teeth out is a major piece of work. I hope Sarah gets well quickly.