ORAL SURGERY AND INFECTIONS
How disappointing my recent extensive oral surgery was! I thought that oral surgery was similar to oral sex. Not even close!
Besides painkillers, the oral surgeon prescribed, “an antibiotic in case you get an infection.”
“Wait a minute,” I said. Do I have an infection?”
“No,” he said. “We did quite a bit of work and the chance for infection is great. This prescription will prevent you from getting one.”
I never got the prescriptions filled. I don’t like taking drugs. I was managing the pain with an over-the-counter painkiller. Why start taking codeine? As for the antibiotic, I saw no point in putting an antibiotic into my body for an infection I did not have, but might get if I did not take the antibiotic.
The infection never happened. I cut back on the over-the-counter painkillers even though I was still in some pain. The painkillers caused constipation. I know I am full of it, and do not need my body reminding me.