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Old 12-24-2013, 04:08 PM
 
Location: The Jar
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If they were impacted-- surgery on those amounts to a razor blade slicing up the inside of his mouth. Ouch!

I kid you not, cotton stuffed in and when pulled out shreds of skin visable---not a pretty sight!

Pain is one of those things that can't be labeled "one size fits all".

Bob feels like hell. Let him stay home and lick (LOL) his wounds!

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Old 12-24-2013, 04:11 PM
 
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I once ran into a tree at almost 40 miles an hour and totaled my Bronco, and I walked away from it. Therefore, anyone who hits a tree at 40 miles and hour and claims to have a broken bone is wimpy. Right?

Anyway, now that we have that silly argument disposed of... if Bob feels too under the weather or in too much pain to enjoy a family gathering, he ought to stay home, and his parents sound like complete jerks to me. I can relate to what he's dealing with. I had all 4 of mine done at once when I was around 20, and believe me, I wasn't out attending any social events for a few days. It's not like you're on your deathbed, but you sure don't feel like a party.

But at the same time, no - it's not inconsiderate of the grandparents to serve something he likes. What is everyone in the family supposed to do, switch to bread and water until Bob feels better? They should just serve what they were planning to serve, and he can look forward to double portions next year or something.
You're right, and I didn't mean the way it came out. I just meant that if Bob was all swollen and uncomfortable taking mass amounts of drugs, he shouldn't be forced out to a family outing (with family he saw two days ago) and watch everyone eat his favorite meal. I was just saying that he should be allowed to stay home and not have to be jealous as he scoops broth in his mouth in discomfort.
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Old 12-24-2013, 04:21 PM
 
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I had all four of my wisdom teeth pulled on a Christmas break home from college. My family understood that I wouldn't be partaking of the food. I also apologized ahead of time, and they agreed to forgive, any idiotic thing that came out of my mouth while I was under the influence of Percodan.

And so it should be with Bob and his family. He should apologize for any petulant comments he might have made while on pain meds so far, for surely he wouldn't make them any other time. And they should give him a pass and let him stay home if he's not feeling well.
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Old 12-24-2013, 04:22 PM
 
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Hello all! Tell me who is right in this scenario. A teen, say Bob, just had all four his wisdom teeth removed yesterday. While he is taking pain medication and is not in pain, he is still uncomfortable due to the swelling and not able to eat anything for dinner other than broth and mashed potatoes. Family has come in from out of town, and the entire family is having dinner together. You must note, however, that the teen has already seen the family from out of town just two days ago, so it is not like he hasn't seen them in so long. Also, the family is not Christian so this is not really a "Christmas Eve dinner," and they also are supposed to have lunch together tomorrow (too much family time if you ask me seeing each other three times in four days).

The grandmother of the family is making steaks with a declicious sauce, which is Bob's favorite meal in the world, but now he doesn't get to eat it. Bob has to have broth from soup and mashed potatoes while his family is all shoving their faces with steaks (which I think is pretty rude, but maybe that's just me). Bob also loves the grandmother's desserts, but won't be able to eat that either. He is also a bit uncomfortable with his mouth, his mouth is puffy, and he is taking A LOT of pills.

Bob says that he would really prefer to stay home, since he has already spent hours with his family from out of town, he is quite frankly jealous that his family will be shoving in steaks while he is spooning himself broth, his face is puffy, and he can't even bit down without biting down on his inner gums.

I tend to agree with Bob, but the parents don't, and was wondering what you all thought. Remember all four wisdom teeth were all yanked out of his mouth yesterday, so you can't help but feel sorry for the teen. Also of note is that the parents let her other son skip the lunch on Sunday for a "Fantasy Football Party", but just call Bob a baby. My heart just sinks for Bob, because I know how horrible getting your wisdom teeth out are and I think it was all just poorly planned.
Poor timing on his part . . . he is taking "a lot of pills?" I hope someone is monitoring a teenager who is "taking a lot of pills" and wants to stay home alone.

I think he should go. He is acting like a baby. He got his wisdom teeth pulled out - it's nobody else's fault - why should everyone else have to suffer because of his poor timing? Take a piece of steak home and put it in the freezer for when he recovers. It shouldn't be that long until he can eat regular food again.

In the meantime, enjoy the mash potatoes and family and cool it with the pills.
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Old 12-24-2013, 04:29 PM
 
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Since he is not in pain he should go.

You keep bringing up favorite meal, eating in front of him, broth, etc. Bob is coming off as a little wimpy. He should suck it up.
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Old 12-24-2013, 04:30 PM
 
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Poor timing on his part . . . he is taking "a lot of pills?" I hope someone is monitoring a teenager who is "taking a lot of pills" and wants to stay home alone.

I think he should go. He is acting like a baby. He got his wisdom teeth pulled out - it's nobody else's fault - why should everyone else have to suffer because of his poor timing? Take a piece of steak home and put it in the freezer for when he recovers. It shouldn't be that long until he can eat regular food again.

In the meantime, enjoy the mash potatoes and family and cool it with the pills.
Poor timing? He was originally supposed to get it done over the summer, but with a sport in which he could not miss any time, opted against it. Thus, in order to not miss school and not allow the wisdom teeth to sit in his mouth too long (i.e. doing the procedure next summer), he got it done over winter break, and since he isn't even Christian, it isn't a big deal.
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Old 12-24-2013, 04:32 PM
 
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Since he is not in pain he should go.

You keep bringing up favorite meal, eating in front of him, broth, etc. Bob is coming off as a little wimpy. He should suck it up.
He is in a lot of discomfort. Think about it, if you had oral surgery the day before and was still in discomfort and couldn't eat hardly a thing, would you want to go to a large family outing and try to make conversation when it can hurt to talk?
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Old 12-24-2013, 04:35 PM
 
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Poor timing on his part . . . he is taking "a lot of pills?" I hope someone is monitoring a teenager who is "taking a lot of pills" and wants to stay home alone.

I think he should go. He is acting like a baby. He got his wisdom teeth pulled out - it's nobody else's fault - why should everyone else have to suffer because of his poor timing? Take a piece of steak home and put it in the freezer for when he recovers. It shouldn't be that long until he can eat regular food again.

In the meantime, enjoy the mash potatoes and family and cool it with the pills.
Fault? I'd bet Bob wasn't the one who made the appointment, his mother was.

Oftentimes, wisdom teeth removal is oral surgery and meds are needed and accepted. If you've had surgery and are in a lot pain, it's normal to want to be alone, at least away from a large group. Why do you always see drug abuse? Do you ever see any use for drugs?
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Old 12-24-2013, 04:37 PM
 
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Let him stay home.
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Old 12-24-2013, 04:38 PM
 
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He is in a lot of discomfort. Think about it, if you had oral surgery the day before and was still in discomfort and couldn't eat hardly a thing, would you want to go to a large family outing and try to make conversation when it can hurt to talk?

I went from the dentists office straight to the bar when I had mine out. I remember I had to ask for a straw because I couldn't feel the glass on my lips.

Now its oral surgery and hurts to talk. Bob is getting worse by the minute. Will you be on the grief and mourning forum tomorrow?
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