Saturday, August 29, 2015

The "Sedation"

Yesterday I went to the oral surgeon to have an implant installed.  The surgeon drilled into my jaw and inserted a metal screw. Later, a faux tooth will be popped on to the screw if all goes well.  I paid some extra money so that I could be sedated during the surgery.  Come to find out, the doctor decided he didn't want to give me too much sedation so I was awake the whole time, eyes wide open, with the stress hormone cortisol undoubtedly coursing through my veins. I did not feel pain except for twice and I was able to moan loudly during both events.  I really am wondering if I should get my money back for the sedation.  Truth be told, when I'm sedated, I would actually like to feel sedated.

The maxillofacial surgeon called me this morning to tell me the implant was a tight fit in my jawbone and he feels good about the entire procedure.  He asked about the "sedation" and I told him I wished I had been a wee bit more sedated, truth be told. He didn't seem too concerned about that so I guess it's time to move on and leave all this behind me.  Right now, it's stuck in my craw though.  I'm sure he did his best, and now my task is to forget the rest.


Anonymous said...

I can't believe this!! You didn't eat or drink since the crack of dawn yesterday, taught a half day in that condition, and then he decided to not give you much??!! Wow! This is just unbelievable. I am so sorry!

lee said...

I'm ticked about it, not going to lie.
I mean, come on.