Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Drugged Up At The Dentist

One of my favorite lifetime experiences was getting my wisdom teeth removed as a high school senior. What? Yes. Really. It was the first -- and unfortunately last -- time I was on three drugs simultaneously. It was glorious.

I was given a Valium prior to the surgery, laughing gas to put me under, and Vicodin to ease the pain -- not that I felt anything whatsoever, aside from absolute ecstasy. The high was truly special. I was euphoric, yet thoroughly confused. I wasn't exactly sure what had happened to me, or why I had giant holes in the back of my mouth. And I fell up a flight of stairs, because walking one foot after another seemed like a cop out. Or maybe too complex.

Given my age at the time, I was able to deal with the whole thing in relative stride -- minus the upstairs tumble, at least. But I absolutely cannot imagine a 7-year-old having to deal with this. It must be like trying to grasp calculus, or Tyra Banks' jokes. I really don't know how I would've taken being that high as a first grader. Thankfully, this poor sap's father caught his experience on video...



No, young David, you won't feel like that forever... but someday, someday soon, you might wish you did.

5 comments:

Jenn said...

That poor kid. I feel badly for snorting with laughter at his expense. I'm surprised the dad could hold it together.

So, I haven't gotten my wisdom teeth pulled out yet. And it's making me kind of nervous. I don't think I've ever been drugged like that before in my life, not even for appendix (but the first five seconds of morphine from that felt pretty great.)

Evan said...

You're going to have a blast.

Deb Lane said...

That video reminded me of when Chelsea got her wisdom teeth out in high school. We had to pour her into the car :-)

Meggan said...

I haven't laughed that hard in awhile...

So funny!

Jenn said...

You're all really scaring me :P I only got Novocaine when I got teeth pulled for braces.