Being totally numb on your face isn't very fun. Around 8pm last night I took out the gauze which helps clot the blood and drank some of a smoothie to get something in my stomach, along with slowly spooning a yogurt in there. My tongue was the first to denumb, so I was at least capable.
My mouth started hurting a bit, sort of like I had just eaten three bags of beef jerky. So I took a moderate pain killer (Dr. Noot prescribed a moderate one and a more powerful one), which helped for a few hours, then I needed more so I took a strong pill and all was well. I fell asleep around 10:30. More annoying than the pain was the coldness I felt, which is apparently a side effect as the stuff in the IV wears off. A few warm blankets later and I was okay though.
I woke up around 6am to go to the bathroom, went, and had to sit down on the toilet after for a minute as I felt kind of dizzy. I don't ever vomit unless my stomach is empty, strange as that is, so when I felt okay I swiftly made it back to the couch and slept some more until later when my mother could get me something. ;)
Today's been good. I had some eggs a while ago, and I'm not feeling any pain, so I haven't had to take any more pain killers. Perhaps tonight I'll take one for fun to help knock me out, but so far it looks like I'll be making a swift recovery.
Posted on 2009-06-12 by Jach
Tags: daily life
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