IV Sedation today!!
Well, I survived!
I coped last night and this morning by just not thinking about it. If I started to think about it, all sorts of daft scenarios would start in my head, so I refused to dwell on it. All the way to ringing the dentist’s doorbell.
The nurse said, ‘How are you?’ I said, ‘I showed up didn’t I?’
In the waiting room, same tactic: refused to think about it and stared at Hello! mags.
My name was called… I got into the chair… I said to the dentist: ‘Are you SURE this is going to work?’ ‘It’s worked for everyone so far’ says he.
I gave him my arm and slightly felt a needle. Seconds passed while I looked at the ceiling thinking, uh-oh, I don’t feel any different… and then I woke up as he was picking bits of gauze from my mouth. 5 extractions, a filling or two, and a good clean were all done while I ‘slept’. I have vague memories here and there of being asked to open my mouth and stuff, but I was so drowsy my eyes were still closed, and I had no anxiety. I had a feeling they had to ask me a few times each time they wanted me to do something; I was so deep under!
When I woke, I wasn’t high, or euphoric or anything. I was in quite a sombre mood actually, relieved it was over, and a bit wobbly-legged. I don’t remember being brought to the car, but I went upstairs to bed and gave myself a HUGE pat on the back!
I felt fine, could have sat here at the pc and typed as soon as I got home.
Now it’s your turn, if I did it, y’all can do it!!!!