Monday, April 27, 2009

Mrs. Puff, I Presume

I'm happy to report that my surgery for dental implants went fine and I'm recovering with very little discomfort. The only drawback is that my post-op meds make me tired and lightheaded, which sucks when you have the rare sunny weekend we had. But such is life. (See, I'm being zen!)

Disappointingly, I have experienced no black, hairy tongue from my penicillin. However, a different side effect is that my jaw is still a little swollen, making my regular moon-pie face look even bigger. Every time I look in the mirror, I think of Mrs. Puff, a puffer fish character from SpongeBob SquarePants, one of my kid's favorite TV shows.

Then the theme song begins in my mind: "Ohhhhh ... Who lives in a pineapple under the sea? ...."

I am easily amused, but you knew that.


Single Guy Ben said...

Aw, hope you feel better and that your tongue gets back to non-hairy, pink self soon!

Jenster said...

Thanks, Ben. I'm feeling less like Mrs. Puff every day!

Mokihana said...

I don't even know what implants are... I mean, how they're different from getting a crown or whatever.

I hope by now the swelling has gone down a lot and that you're more comfy.

Jenster said...

Moki, implants are these metal screws that they implant into your jaw. I got two of those, one on each side of my mouth. After 3-6 months, the surrounding bone will bond with the implant and then my regular dentist will place a post and crown on top of them. It's a permanent alternative to dentures or bridges. Getting older is sooooo much fun!