So last week I got my wisdom teeth pulled out (yes, all four) and for the past few days I’ve been really feeling the after effects. At first I thought I’d only really be in pain for the first two or three days, but it’s been almost a week and I still get jolts of pain in my mouth. The actual surgery itself didn’t go as well as I hope. I’m completely fine and health, but the surgery lasted almost twice as long as the standard wisdom teeth pulling. The reason behind this is that the roots of my wisdom teeth were long and strong/healthy, which meant it took a lot longer for them to pull them out. Before they can start pulling teeth out they have to numb you and that means either putting a needle in my arm and putting me to sleep or having eight shots in my mouth and staying awake (I naturally took the later because I am not about to have a needle put in my arm/vein, nope that’s a big NO-NO for me). If you ever want to see a twenty year old guy move around all squeamishly like a little kid, just watch me around a needle. The first tooth didn’t take too long to pull out (the bottom teeth usually take a few minutes and the top a few seconds). The second and third ones were the worst. The top teeth only take a few seconds usually to pull out, but mine instead choose to be difficult (like their owner). It took a good ten minutes plus to get that tooth out. The dentist had to shake it around as if he was playing on an arcade machine (and not the gentle, cool, easy movements, like I do when playing street fighter, more like a crazy eight year old trying to pull out the stick). After that fiasco both the doc and I need to take a few minutes before finishing the rest of the operation.
Round two started just bad as round one ended. My bottom tooth seemed to have an issue, I guess there was a small piece that was hidden or something of that nature, so the doctor had to go and fetch it out which was not fun for me. On top of that in the middle of dealing with that tooth, my anesthesia stared to wear off, so the pressure started to hurt even more and we had to stop midway through to pump some more into me. It was not fun in the least bit. However, the last tooth decided not to be difficult like his brethren. The last tooth took less than a minute to pull out of my mouth. If only the others did as well.
So if that painful ordeal done I went to the pharmacy to get my prescribed medications (three different medications: an antibiotic and two different pain killers). So the first night I felt the pain in my mouth even after a couple of painkillers so I spent the rest of the night laying on the couch and eventually falling asleep on it. For roughly the next three days I spent my entire days on the couch watching Netflix (I’ll get to this shortly) and eating only soup, pudding, and applesauce. The pain comes and goes but the painkillers really help. By Tuesday I woke up feeling pretty good and thought I was ready to get on with the rest of my life. So I started eating soft food like bread and it wasn’t too bad (still spent most of the day on the couch). Well the next morning was not so pleasant. I woke up with tremendous pain in my mouth and couldn’t get to my painkiller fast enough. By the time I was actually awake most of the pain went away and got out the house to get some fresh air (I wasn’t/am not allowed to do any strenuous activity so my extraction site don’t start bleeding) and went to the comic book store and got more soup because I didn’t want to wake up with any more (painful) surprises. So I’m hoping that I’m all good and healthy by Saturday so I can finally return to Turlock.
As for what I do during my ‘healing’ period I lay on the couch and watch Netflix (as stated above), because honestly when you’re taking three painkillers and three antibiotics a day there isn’t much you can physically or even mentally do. So in the past few days I’ve been marathoning to different TV shows and am really enjoying it. So the first show I finished was FireFly which I’ve been meaning to watch for some time now. It was only thirteen episodes long but man was it enjoyable. With each episode being about 40 minutes (except the pilot which was over an hour) I spent most of my Friday and Saturday Night watching it. I was up till three in the morning on Friday/Saturday and finally fell asleep after watching the first 10 episodes. The next night I finished the next three and the movie Serenity which serves as a ‘sequel’ to the TV Show. The show was as good as I heard it was and it’s a shame it was cut short.
So for the rest of Saturday Night and for Sunday Night I started though another Sci-Fi series, this time it was Dollhouse which wasn’t quite as good as FireFly but still worth a watch. It only last two seasons before being cut short, but it did a good job of wrapping up the series. The next series I went through was the short lived The Cape which was only ten episodes long and to be honest was only average. The worst thing about it was that it kind of just ended with no closure which was really disappointing. So I’ve yet to decide what I’m going to watch today and tomorrow, but from the trend I see, its’ probably going to be Sci-Fi, cancelled early, and have Summer Glau in it. All signs point to Terminator: The Sarah Conner Chronicles which isn’t on Netflix. However, today I received an email from Amazon stating that since I was an Amazon Prime user (free Student Trial definitely check it out) I now have access to Amazon streaming and one of the shows that is free to watch for me is Terminator: The Sarah Conner Chronicles. So lucky me, I also plan on checking out Fringe on Amazon as well before my free trial runs out on February seventh.
Since I’ve been on a Sci-Fi kick here is a list of Sci-Fi ‘properties’ to check out (there are plenty more but these are off the top of my head):
Alien, Aliens, Alien 3 (preferably directors cut), Prometheus, Super 8, 2001: A Space Odyssey, Blade Runner (I like final cut), Serenity, and the original Godzilla movie from Japan
Books: The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy, Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep and Ender’s Game I’ll be honest I don’t really read anything that isn’t concerned ‘classic’ or ‘essential’ literature.
Comics: Prophet (by Brandon Graham: 21-32), Saga, Silver Surfer Requiem, Hell Yeah, Jack Kirby’s Fourth World, Green Lantern: Rebirth
TV: Star Wars: The Clone Wars (Animated version not CGI one), Dollhouse, FireFly, Sym Bionic Titan, Star Trek: The Original Series, Twilight Zone