A Little Less Wise

Please excuse my recent silence, I had a wisdom tooth extracted on Monday and have since been rendered entirely useless due to extreme pain and copious amounts of pain relief. I swear I would happily take labour pain over having a wisdom tooth pulled, it’s bleeding brutal!

A Little Less Wise

I wonder whether having a ‘wisdom tooth’ removed will result in me becoming a ‘little less wise’? Ha! As if I was ever wise in the first place…

I’d love to be able to say ‘at least that’s all done and dusted’ but I have it all to do again in eight weeks time. I wish they could knock me out or give me a general anaesthetic either would do, these days it is apparently far safer to keep the patient awake and alert. I would like to beg to differ as whilst the dentist was yanking at my tooth I was considering doing a Rapunzel with the old frying pan on him. I am not a violent person by any means but yanking at my teeth is a sure game changer.

E is finally recovering from her chest infection which of course is perfect timing for J to pick up the local cold which seems to be doing the rounds. Poor J has three Christmas performances which he must stand bare legged wearing nothing but a kilt, a t-shirt and a smile to get through before he can have some down time to properly recover.

The Calpol (and codine in my case) has been on full flow for the past few days. To add to that I now have another man down as Paul woke this morning with a bad case of ‘man flu’ technically a migraine but you get the picture. He is also knocking back the meds in hope of feeling half-human which has resulted in our kitchen counter resembling a pharmacy store.

I shall go and find the cross to stick on the front door and with a little luck we might all be well in time for Christmas!



  1. December 7, 2016 / 4:32 pm

    Oh no Rachel, I hope you feel better soon. I have had 3 wisdom teeth out in one sitting and it was not my finest day.

  2. December 7, 2016 / 5:46 pm

    Poor you, I always say and mean it, that I would much rather give birth, than go to the dentist, giving birth, you get a wonderful prize at the end, the dentist, on the other hand, presents a large bill!

  3. December 7, 2016 / 8:39 pm

    Oh no I dread anything painful where teeth are concerned nothing worse. I hope you all feel better soon. We are a poorly house at the moment too, Daisy got through her nativity but wasn’t well enough the next day to do it again so I hope they had a stand in. Here’s to calpol and other pharmaceuticals !

  4. December 9, 2016 / 9:45 am

    lol how quickly we forget labour pains! I remember stubbing my toe a day after giving birth and saying “my toeeeeeeeeee! This is the worst pain ever!”

    Your poor mouth! I hope you feel better soon (did they give you a lollypop for being good?)

  5. December 13, 2016 / 9:41 am

    I was booked in for a root canal this week but I decided better to leave it be with only a couple of weeks til Christmas, booked in for the new year now so that’s something to look forward to… #TuesdayTreasures

    • December 13, 2016 / 9:42 am

      I have my next one after new year (groan). Good luck x

  6. December 13, 2016 / 10:48 am

    Oh my gosh, lovely lady, doesn’t it always happen that everyone ends up being ill together in families! Hopefully you’re all going to be super well again for Christmas though 🙂 #tuesdaytreasures

  7. December 18, 2016 / 3:36 pm

    Oh no, it always hits at this time of the year, the dreaded lurgy! Even if the kids manage to fight off the ‘back to school’ germs, they always get them in the final week. I hope you are all well by Christmas too. I had all 4 wisdom teeth out under GA at once – I’m not sure which I would prefer tbh as it was quite awful too. #TuesdayTreasures

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