Sunday, December 09, 2007

An Intimate Disclosure ( Not for the weak stomachs! )

First and foremost, please do brace yourself for what you are about to witness. Don't say I didn't warn you. It's gonna be something gross and... uhmm.... I am not too sure if it's appropriate to appear here at all. So, to those who had just taken their lunches or dinner or whatever you've stuffed yourself with, please view this at your own risk. Don't come back here and kick me in the arse if your yesterday's breakfast comes pouring out like Niagara Falls.

You are about to witness something very intimate of mine. A part of me since birth till yesterday, I had no choice but to let it go painfully. It was an emotional goodbye. Tears and agony, anxiety and angst.

For the past few years, thrice, I had safe it's life and tried to salvage whatever I could so we could be together longer than it was meant to be. Trying so hard to beat the odds. And yet, cruel history chose to repeat itself again and this time, tis most unforgiving. No doubt it's a punishment for pushing my luck the last couple of times back. Revenge and karma can be such a biatch!

Here's my tribute to the most intimate and important part of me. Sob! I am never whole again!

It's one of my precious molar that belongs to my lower left jaw.

Don't worry, I had clean it as best as I could to get rid of the blood, flesh and nerves that has been clinging stubbornly onto it.

I place it on my palm for size reference. Yup! it's big alright. Talk about size.
No wonder the pain that follows after the extraction. Still pretty much in pain as we speak. Well, the hole is big, the pain is great. Right?

Look at the filling. Almost the whole tooth is fully stuffed from my 3 attempts to salvage it. Just imagine the agony I had been thru, people. Tis not for the weak of heart. Really.

Sorry if you find this repulsive. But, I just had to pay my tribute to this valiant comrade of mine. Anyhow, I am glad to be done with it. Sad but glad too. At least, the nagging and nerve-wrecking pain wouldn't be haunting me again in the future. Hopefully, I could say this for the rest of my pearly whites.

One for the record, this round of tooth infection is the worst one I've ever encountered with. Well, it was (yes, the same tooth) infected the first time I beg the doctor to drill a friggin big hole to save it and that was yearssss back. Thing is, the pain wasn't too bad then as compared to what I had this round. And it was waaayyyy out of proportion kinda pain. It's so physically draining that I can't really function right, much less stay sane. Been popping painkillers and antibiotics like nobody's business as the doctor said the swelling and pain needs to be down before anything could be done. Sucks right?

So, that explains my long absence and silence on the blogsphere. Am I forgiven then? Please? Pretty please?

Hard lesson learned from all this agony:

Toothache is worst than the pain of giving birth.
Hands down on it. Period! Not debatable!

Do I made myself clear?


Kenny Mah said...

A big hug for your pain and your bravery, dear! Had two wisdom teeth extracted earlier this year, and I can attest to the pain of dental surgery... and the magic of painkillers! :)

Wouldn't know though if this is worse than giving birth since I have neither the intention nor the, well, ability to do so. Lol.

Kok said...

You are brave! Now that you're painless and can sleep more comfortably eh?:)

And of course you're forgiven! I think I'm the one who's not forgiven for my long absence in blogosphere. hehe.

Kleio the Muse said...

Kenny Mah:
TQ so much for your emotional support. I feel for your pain too. Dental surgery, gosh, I can't even say the words without feeling the pain.

You know, the first few days of the infection kicks in was the worst. No amount of painkiller helps make any difference. I was practically laying in a daze. My brain could only register pain and nothing else.

I stand firm on my statement. So, to those who's wondering what level of pain could be compared to child birth, the answer is gonna be a nasty tooth infection (toothache). No question bout it.

Kleio the Muse said...

Thanks for pardoning me for my long absence.

Tho I do wished I could tell you I am ok now... but, tis not the case. My gums is still quite swollen and the throbbing pain is lingering on, determine to give me a hard time. What's worst is that I am freaking tired of porridge, oatmeals and bread! Waaahhhhhh....

Kenny Mah said...

Haha, I admire people who stand by their convictions. :D

By the way, also wanted to let you know I've been rereading your comments on "Why Do We Always Hurt The Ones We Love?" and each time, I'm gleaning new wisdom from it.

I'm sure I'll make new mistakes but am determined not to repeat old ones. Communication is indeed the key. Thank you. *hugs*

Kok said...

I really wish you will get well soon so that you're free from all the pain. I've searched up and down the web to find alternative food for you. What I've found are eggs, soup, ice cream, cooked cereal, noodles, yogurt. This is a website you can refer to...

Hope you can have more food to eat instead of the porridge, oatmeals and bread. :)

gina said...

Aiyah... that is one nasty big tooth! I got mine removed some years ago because it had been halved and could not be salvaged.

One hour after the numbness is gone, I think I ate fried chicken.

paupau said...

that's ugly! did you go for any stitches? i've had 4 stitches. you should be fine after 2 weeks. the best of all, you will lose some of those baby fats from the liquid diet that you would have to take.

All the best!!

KopiSoh said...

Awww kam I hug hug you......oso wanna wish you hapi holidays. I had 4 of those out sekali gus and had stitches too, hehe. New Year eve we selebrate togeder ok?

Kleio the Muse said...

Kenny Mah:

I am glad you found our exchange of thoughts to be inspiring. All the best to you then *Hugs*.
It's indeed a joy to be able to share. And thank you for letting me know your thoughts on it.

Kleio the Muse said...


Again, I am feeling warm and fuzzy inside reading your comment. You just never fail to made others feel good. That's a rare gift. Gosh, you are such a keeper.

Thanks for that links ;) Will try some of it out. Tho I am pretty much better now. Just that I currently had to avoid eating rice as it gets into the hole - pretty uncomfortable.

No matter how many times I gonna say it, I am still going to say it - You are such a sweet sweet guy!

Kleio the Muse said...


Halved? Woah! that's bad. And eating fried chicken right after it is pure bravery. Hahaha. I am quite a 'Tofu' you know. I am so glad I managed to bring my kid into the world and still remain in one piece. Phew! LOL

Kleio the Muse said...


Dear, I am so happy to received your comment here. I tot you gave up on me already. My bad. I know. But I really really was about halfway there and had to turn back. I feel sad and guilty for not able to make it. When you did not reply my msg I tot you were pissed. And I really dunno how to convince you otherwise. I am sorry. Really really sorry.

Thanks for your concern. I am touched. Yea, I do hope this episode helps me to lose those baby fats - esp around my face. Hahaha

Ahem... may I still take you out for lunch sometime?

Kleio the Muse said...

Kopi Soh:

Happy Holidays to you too dear.

*Swallow hard* 4 of it out at once. Sheesh! you got it worst than me then. Come, I hug you back. You are such a brave woman.

New Year here we come. Yay!

stev said...

whoa... >_<

rest well & hope you're feeling aite there

*shares chicken soup with you* :P

Kleio the Muse said...

Thank you. I am feeling so much better now tho I am pretty much missing a tooth. At such young age :(

Yum. Your chicken soup taste divine. TQ

vhanded said...

I never have my teeth be filled before, all my teeth are in good condition, except crooked.....

I just extracted 2 teeth, and now keep it nicely in a small small bottle and display on my CPU casing, cool?

Kleio the Muse said...


You lucky - never have to face that murdering tool. Did you have an aversion to sweets?

How come you need to extract any of your teeth when it's in perfect condition?

Cool of you to keep it on display like that. Tho, don't let your potential girlfriends see it. Or else they will freak out. Hahhahaa

I am still contemplating whether to keep this extracted tooth. Where to keep it?

Che-Cheh said...

Happy New Year to you Kleio and your family. All the best in 2008.

Sorry I'm the weak one...didn't even read this post of yours. The pictures are really scary as I have nightmares about dentist and loose tooth! Hahaha

Firehorse/Kopisoh said...

Kleio where u go? I kam gip you more warm hugs for the new year, happy 2008!!

Kleio the Muse said...

Happy 2008 to you too. Wishing you a joyous and fulfilling year.

*Chuckle* Sorry to be the cause of all that trauma. Hope I didn't make involuntarily give up yesterday's meal.

Kleio the Muse said...


Aiyoh, solli lor. Got tied up with work wor. I belanja you Teh-si peng *sending one glass Teh-si peng to Kopi-soh*

Happy New Year to you too. Wishing you a year fill with much happiness and achievement. Cheers! I gip you tight-tight hug now.