Getting stoned and losing WISDOM
Growing up I always thought I would end up as a writer. Not just any writer, a stoned writer! Now what are the odds, I have never smoked in my life and I did't end up being a writer either. I don't even enjoy drinking. I can handle a glass of wine occasionally. But that's it. The last time I was actually DRUNK, things didn't go very well, all I remember was lots of dancing, lots of laughing, throwing up and finally sleeping like a baby. Boy it was fun, except for the throwing up part. And yes for the very same reason, I don't ever want to get DRUNK again.
Two weeks back something interesting happened. I got to try Nitrous Oxide (laughing gas). In fact it was under medical supervision. I was getting my first wisdom tooth pulled. Along with the local freezing of the extraction area, I was also wearing a mask inhaling Nitrous Oxide. The dentist said it would keep me all relaxed. I didn't really feel the urge to laugh at all. Maybe because they had the News channel on. I was about to ask the dental assistant to put FRIENDS on the TV. Then I thought, what if I laugh hysterically in the middle of the extraction procedure? As much as I wanted to get rid of the troublesome wisdom tooth, I also wanted to keep the rest of my teeth intact!
The procedure took 2 mins, and I was breathing oxygen again. I didn't really feel anything during my first visit.
Last Sunday, I had my second appointment with the dentist. This time it was a serious business. I was getting two more wisdom teeth out using the surgical extraction process. As much as I dreaded the procedure, I was also excited about the laughing gas.
I was inhaling it for a good 40 to 50 mins. This time though, I was floating. I looked at the TV- News channel again. I was trying to read the news reader's lips. "Why is she talking so slow"
I saw my dentist struggling, he said, "Now I am going to use a drill, you are going to feel some pressure here." And I said to myself, bring it on DOCTOR I am WONDER WOMAN!
Minutes later I thought, what if I try to focus on something. I started counting the background tiles, the intricate patterns amused me. And I thought, damn I see things now. I must be a genius!
And then I heard my dentist say, "Neetha, I am going to leave the root of one wisdom tooth behind, I don't want to take any chances, it is so close to your nerve. We will monitor it for a while and decide the next steps"
And I said to myself - Bring it on Doc, don't you know I am from outer space!
As soon as I finished saying this in my head, the dental assistant turned down the flow control on the nitrous oxide. Things were not moving any more. After two minutes I was sitting upright with gauze in my mouth. I guess I am back to being an earthling again.
What do I say, it sure was an interesting experience! Now I cannot wait to get my last wisdom tooth out!
Picture Source : Pinterest
Why stop with the wisdom tooth though :)ReplyDelete
Gone through this wonderful coures called Salesforce Certification Training in Dallas who are offering fully practical course, who parent is Salesforce Training in USA and they have students at Salesforce Training classes in Canada institutes.ReplyDelete
Which you have shared here. This post is very informative and I liked to see it. Laughing gasReplyDelete