Okay this doctor was all wrong.
He told me it was going to be very painful.
Gave me a script for Percocets as well as Motrin 800mg.
He told me that I was going to be in pain for a few days and it will swell and become very big.
He told me to keep icing it.
The truth? I got a headache and throbbing.
Pain? Real pain? No. I was numb when I left so I didn't feel much.
But I was anticipating pain because he kept referring to it.
I went and filled my Rx's only because he kept telling me this was going to be bad.
Bad is my shoulder pain. This was inconvenient and a nuisance. But not real pain.
Pain in my shoulder or my hip pain - that is real pain.
This was throbbing and icky but not really what I would call pain.
Not pleasant but not my shoulder pain. An inconvenience pain.
So since I had Motrin in me I saw no need for the heavy duty stuff.
The Motrin stopped the throbbing and the headache but didn't help me to eat.
Hell it even made my shoulder feel much better. Good side effect I'd say.
Eating was a real issue. But since coming home heavier after vacation I think this may have been a good thing. I just sucked food and drink through a straw. And no alcohol.
Yea, I was surprised too. Just water, broth and I had a couple of grapes all cut up.
Frozen of course.
This morning my lip is barely swollen. I see it but I don't think anyone else would.
It is no longer throbbing and my head stopped hurting within 24 hrs.
The stitches are a pain in the ass and it hurts a little bit, but as long as I don't try to eat or drink I am just fine. The doctor warned me he was keeping the stitches a bit long.
I asked why and he said he has found if cut too short they come out. So yes, they will bother me he shared. And yes, he is right about that. They tickle and it only hurts to touch it, eat it or press a cup of anything against to try to drink.
The overall discomfort is not enough for me to take the drugs.
I'll save those for the pain that as we know after 50 I will need them for something I'm sure of it....like my damn shoulder. (did ya'll see Ricky Gervais on Letterman this week talking about his shoulder pain? OMG he was funny)
I'm sure the biopsy will tell me all is well too. I am not real concerned.
The young woman assisting the doctor had to go over all the questions before they began. She kept asking me if I ever smoked. I said no.
She stopped and looked at me so seriously and said, "NEVER, EVER?"
I said, "Well, I tried it in junior high but thought it was so gross so I can't call myself a smoker from having 1 cigarette if even that."
I said, " I smoked pot does that count?" She said "NO! "
She asks again, "Really? you've never been a smoker? "
Now I was beginning to think that she thought this was from smoking or something and that is not even remotely what the doctor told me this was from. So what the hell was with this line of questioning? Of course I ask her why she is asking me this. She said she thought this was smoke related. I said, " the doctor never mentioned that to me, more like something benign like the way my bite is making this happen"
When the doctor came back in I mention this to him. He gave her a look of "we'll talk later" and he said very emphatically to me, " No, this is not a !@#$!^%*", which I have no idea what that word meant and he went on to repeat what he thought this was. Whew.
Sounds much better from him. But I bet this young woman got a talking to after that.
I kind of felt badly that I said anything to him after I saw the look he gave her.
Thankfully while she was holding sharp instruments she didn't hurt me. I surely didn't want her to get in trouble I just wanted to be sure what he has been telling me was accurate and I didn't misunderstand anything. I was thinking this was no big deal and she made me think it was a damn big deal you know?
Now after all of this I realize that Rick and I sure do kiss a lot. Can't kiss right now and even this morning he went to kiss me and I backed up and said, "NO my lip!" We laughed. I told him to think of me as a prostitute....no kissing but you can do other things. That made him laugh.
So as a diet, I don't recommend this. But to plump your lips it works.