A Lot Of Appointments

Posted: February 22, 2013 in Journal Entries

In the past few days since I’ve been discharged from the hospital, I’ve gone through a lot of things. I always go to three places: the dispensary, the family doctor, and the dentist. I go to the first place to give the results of whatever tests I might have undergone in regards to my ongoing tuberculosis treatment; I go to the second area to get my medicine and to be checked whether I take them at the right moment, and I go to the third location to solve my teeth problems, for it seems that I don’t have just one broken tooth, but three broken ones. In fact, the first one has just been extracted today, and I’ll go back next week to the hospital to resolve the rest of the dental equation. Furthermore, I’ll go back to the dispensary to have my CT scan, and I’m praying that I’ll have some positive results, if not for the best. Then of course, I’m taking lots and lots of medicine right now, and it just seems really crazy…just way too crazy for people like me to comprehend.

I guess I’ll just rest and take it easy for the next 12-24 hours, and at the same time, I’m aware that I’m not allowed to have hot foods and drinks, carbonated drinks, and absolutely anything that will activate Mr. Tooth Clot…and I’m aware that there’s gonna be bleeding, swelling, pain, and some other weird things that will happen. For now, I’ll eat mashed potatoes, milkshake, and the like…anything that does not require chewing is fine by me.

I guess I’ll have to do a bit of shopping today. And of course, not to forget to drink lots of water and fruit juice…

PS: I’ve finally finished the initial pressure stage. Now it’s time to concentrate on Post-Op .

Here are the things that I need to do:

Post-Op 1: No food until 2 PM. In addition, no rinsing until 12 hours after th operation (TRANSLATION: I’ll only use warm water+salt/prescribed wash after 10:30 PM today)

Post-Op 2: No hot and hard foods for the next 48 hours. Which means lots of softened cereals, mashed potatoes, and milkshakes…in adfdition to yogurt, water, and fruit juices!

Post-Op 3: Back to non-strenuous activities…no heavy lifting!

And some reminders include:

A. No spitting.

B. No drinking from straws.

Yeah, I guess that’s about it.

Have a nice day!


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