My surgery went well. I had two gingival grafts. My periodontist was awesome with the anesthesia, and I didn’t feel anything. I will say, however, that it was REALLY creepy hearing the donor tissue being cut away.
Mark took me home and got me set up with pajama pants and my first dose of medicine. He kept my cold compresses cycling as prescribed the first day and has taken care of all of my dosing. There’s a pain pill, an antibiotic, and steroids. As a critical care nurse he is used to keeping track of multiple drugs at once, and thank goodness because I would need a chart for the timing of this stuff.
So now I have stitches in front of the two teeth that got grafts and in my palate. Surprisingly, I haven’t had any severe pain at all, but the stitched area in my palate is starting to bother me a little. I’m going back to work tomorrow with my soup and pudding. I told Mark that the hardest thing will be sticking to a soft diet for the next two weeks while I feel almost completely normal!