I'm just gonna do a short post on how I have been because I know I've been a bit m.I.a (so sorry!). I have been really busy with school and work, and just two days ago I got all four of my wisdom teeth extracted- so I've also been bed ridden. For the extraction, I chose to be sedated which turned out to be a bit more complicated than what I was expecting it to be. I have super small veins so when the surgeon first tried to insert the IV into the vein in my forearm, he ended up hitting a valve. It's not as painful as you guys might think! It just feels like getting a blood test. So afterwards, I had to get the IV inserted a second time into the vein in my hand. Seconds after the IV was inserted, I blacked out. When I woke up I was in my own bed, which was comforting (parents took me home, of course!). But my hand and forearm are still bruised and ache-y from the IV. What I found really surprising though, was that I did not swell up! No chipmunk face! I think it's because I''ve been eating a lot of anti inflammatory foods such as turmeric prior to the surgery. I also think it depends on how much trauma the surgeon creates which will determine how much an individual will swell post surgery. Overall, I think the surgery went smoothly, I just wish I had bigger veins haha. I'll end this post with a picture I took about 8 hours after my surgery.
No swollen cheeks!