had my surgrey

By harry1 Latest Reply 2010-10-01 23:45:30 -0500
Started 2010-10-01 12:57:27 -0500

ok i had my surgrey on weds sept 29. they had me in the or for 2 hours the surgeon removed all of the upper teeth and 1 lower one. he told us that the decay was so bad that he had to remove part of the jaw bone due to the toxins.i have 32 stitches in my mouth i do have some swelling but not as bad as i thought it would be. i have not taken any of my insulin or pills since tues night my bs readings are holding at 147 down from the 300 mark. we have been grinding up soft food so i can eat but im not that hungrey yet

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harry1 2010-10-01 17:28:04 -0500 Report

the surgeon that did it said he got everything out that was infected. the only script i was given was for a painkiller that i take every 8 hours and for fever which i had weds and thurs just took tylonel. as for diet the first 24 hours a clear cool diet like sugar free jello ect..ect.. last night my wife mixed me up a small piece of meatloaf and mashed taters together and i nursed it little spoonfuls at a time and i drink a bottle of glucerna shake 3 times a day. and also for pain and swelling my wife bought teething rings that has to be frozen i may have looked like a baby sucking on one of those but it helped with the pain

Graylin Bee
Graylin Bee 2010-10-01 14:27:41 -0500 Report

Take care, your body has been really stressed. I hope you are able to drink lot of water to help flush the anesthesia out of your system. Did they advise you if certain foods or beverages might irritate your mouth?

RAYT721 2010-10-01 13:07:58 -0500 Report

Thanks for the post and update. I have been wondering how things are going for you because after the first of the year I will go through the same things except that I don't have medications to worry about. I hope your surgery and recovery goes well and I would appreciate any tips, tricks and truths so I know what to expect or not expect. I have many fears about it. Thanks for sharing your experiences to help me and others.

mo91108 2010-10-01 13:05:38 -0500 Report

Wow well I hope everything gets better, are you taking amoxicillin? I noticed that when I had my wisdom teeth out, and I was taking amoxicillin, my blood sugars we're always lower than usual. But Good Luck and I hope you feel better.

- Monica