ORAL SURGERY AND INFECTIONS

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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.

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About Gary Johnston

I am an imaginary number -- a symbol used to count and measure. As Senior Imaginary Number at Einstein Equations Incorporated, I facilitate the calculation of the impossible.

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