So, a few weeks ago, I got all four wisdom teeth yanked out of my head.
Normally people get them out when they’re teenagers, but I guess I was a late bloomer at 28, and so it was “complicated”. The longer you leave them, the more rooted they get in your jaw.
Actually, that was kind of a good thing because I got to be completely put under, and didn’t even know what happened.
Well until I got home and had to deal with the aftermath!
I spent a week feeling like poop, with a huge swollen face, eating nothing but green smoothies & soup.
Not the best end to an awesome summer, but what can you do! I survived, and luckily a couple weeks on, my face feels fine and I’m pretty much back to normal. Doc says I’m healing like a champ.
But Anyway…. The Antibiotics
Because my case was a little difficult, they said I was supposed to take antibiotics to make sure I didn’t get an infection after.
But I really don’t like antibiotics.
I mean, I LIKE that antibiotics exist. Antibiotics save lives. Not gonna say I wish penicillin was never discovered.
But they’re overused and overprescribed, and they have their consequences. They don’t discriminate between killing bad bacteria and killing the helpful, health protective bacteria in your body. [Read more…]