Sunday, February 11, 2007

Wisdom - The Epilogue

So the aforementioned patient from my previous post calls me the next day. "My face is throbbing and on fire and it hurts and is swollen."

"Are you taking Ibuprofen like I told you?"

"Yes, three of them every 6 hours." (You could ramp that up, but not too shabby there...)

"Are you following all the directions we sent you home with?"

"Was I supposed to read that?" (Augh! I KNEW I shouldn't have removed that wisdom tooth! Look what happens!)

"Er, sure...Anyway, take an ice pack, or a bag of frozen veggies and hold it to your face - 20 minutes on, 20 minutes off. That should help."


"Sure. I think frozen peas work best."

"Eughh! I hate peas!"

Hopefully the insidious peas were unable to osmose through the plastic and her cheek so as to cause any REAL damage....