Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Wisdom Tooth Extraction - 1st Session

After procrastinating for 5years, I finally gathered enough courage and went to the dentist for my wisdom tooth extraction. Partly it is due to 1 of my molar that chipped and I kinda had no choice but to go. Plus my toothache has been bothering me for quite some time now.

My Dentist:
Vincent's Dental
245 Tanjong Katong Road 437033

First visit to the dentist to check on my broken tooth and was told that my molar is in very bad shape and I had only 2 options.

1) Get a root canal and crowning done on the tooth
2) Extract the whole tooth and do a dentistry implant

But even if I wanted to do any of the above options, I was told that I will first have to remove my wisdom tooth before they are able to do anything my wisdom tooth is the main cause for my molar tooth breaking up in the first place.

And so I quickly made the earliest possible appointment and on Friday 17th Oct, I went to the dentist in the morning for my wisdom tooth extraction.

Signed the indemnity form and medisave form and went in for an xray. After the xray, my dentist told me that my broken molar is actually worse than he thought, and definitely worse than I can imagine. Apparently my nerves have all been exposed and he is surprise that I can tolerate the pain for 2 to 3 weeks before visiting him.

And so, his advice was for me to do the implants as even if I had done the root canal and crowning, chances are, a few years down the road or if i ever chewed on something hard, it may just break again. Therefore for a safer choice and more effective solution, the implant is recommended so that the tooth will last my lifetime and I should not have to worry about it anymore.

And so of cuz, the logical choice was to do the implants and I chose that option.

With that choice made, my dentist proceeded with the extractions.

But first, the nurses wrapped me up in the surgical cloth and covered my eyes as they could tell I was really scare. I was literally trembling soooo bad that the whole seat was trembling with me. I trembled from the moment I sat down til the whole event was over. (SERIOUSLY) Now I totally understand how scare Muffin must have been when he's at the vet or when its raining heavily with thunder and lightning. Cause he was trembling as bad as I was.

To all those out there who says that the dentist is not scary, and the wisdom tooth extraction is not painful. You are all liars!! (Well at least to me you lied!! Cause I have almost ZERO tolerance to pain!!!)

1) The anesthetic injection to numb my gums was ULTIMATE painful!! And I had to suffer through 2 jabs, 1 on the top and 1 on bottom of my gums. Subsequent jabs was alright as by then my gums area is already numb. - By the first jab, I was already in tears and whining like a child. And without a doubt the same goes for the 2nd jab.

2) He first proceeded to remove my top right molar. Honestly I felt no pain for this one. I initially thought he was just "testing" when I felt him tugging at the tooth. But I didnt realize it was already out.

3) Then he started tugging real hard on my molar, which is the biggest tooth that we all have! And....Its Sooooooo Freaking PAINFUL!! I had to stop him and told him it hurts real bad, and so he decided to give me 1 more jab to numb he further. I started whining even more, and crying even more, and even kicked around in pain!

4) After the jab, he tried again on the molar. Tugging and twisting, and again I was in pain and crying and whining real bad trying to get him to stop again. He started talking to me, trying to get my attention off the pain, and joked around like I was a kid. And then he started teasing me and the next moment he said " Haha tricked you! Its out!! "

5) Before I could react, he started working on my bottom right molar, and again it was painful. He used quite a bit of strength and I could tell as the pressure on my tooth was real hard and I was sooooo worried he will hurt my cheek or something. And again he was trying hard to get my attention elsewhere and talking to me throughout. I shut my eyes real tight, and soon enough, he FINALLY said " Its out!! Its all done!! "

6) And silly me asked him "Oh?! What about the top wisdom tooth??" And he laughed and said, "It was long gone, the first to be out! No pain right?? Haha! " and I went "Oh........hahaha ok..."

7) Then he proceed to stitch me up as after removing 2 tooth side by side on the bottom, it meant that the whole is pretty big and bleeding alot, and it will take a much longer time to heal if its not stitched up.

And finally DONE for the first session.

Here is my swollen face, and a snapshot of my 3 extracted tooth with the scary needle!
I shall not upload the clearer photo of my tooth as I think it looks kinda gross and I dont think I will wanna scare you guys with it.
(My Hubby was totally grossed out by the photo and ended up having to skip his meal as I showed it to him just before lunch. *oops* Haha!!)

Yea first session, because I still have another 2 more wisdom tooth to be extracted on my left side!! *sulks* Super not looking forward but I know I have no choice as I do not want the same problem to repeat itself and I certainly do not want another broken molar on my left~!

After everything was done, placed some gauze to stop the bleeding, before I head out to get my painkillers, antibiotics, anti-swelling pills, mouth gargle, and medical certificate. And also to fix another appointment for my dentistry implants to be done!!

My next appointment would be 3 months later after my current wounds are all healed before they can do the xray to check again as well as do the necessary for the implants before the actual implants are placed in, in 6months time! Super scare as well, as I will need to go through the jabs again and can you imagine implanting a screw into our gums?! So not fun!~

Not looking forward either, but again, NO CHOICE! If not I will not be able to chew and eat properly without my molar!!!

And so for the last 3 days I had been on mostly LIQUID diets!!

For 3 reasons:

1) It hurts when I move my mouth too much or chew, and I worry if I accidentally chew on the wounds it will be SUPER PAINFUL
2) If food gets stuck in the wound, I do not think it will be a very good experience or situation
3) I do not want to aggravate the wound and hoping for speedy recovery!!

And so here is my diet for the last 3 days, and probably for the next few days til I feel better and safer to eat proper food~

1) Water
2) Milk
3) Soyamilk
4) Soya Beancurd
5) Soft boiled eggs prepared by my hubby
6) Mashed potatoes prepared by my hubby
6) Chocolate milk
7) Yoghurt
8) Mushy Baby-like Porridge with mashed carrots (Baby food prepared by my mother and father in law)
9) Soup

And do avoid taking soup or drinks that are too hot!!

And I must say, this is a GREAT time to lose weight if you are trying hard to lose those extra weight~ My tummy is now flat and I probably lost at least 3kgs within this 3 days! Super awesome!

Hereby want to Thank my Hubby, Mother and Father in law for taking great care of me, specially cooking for me so that I can have more varieties of food to eat rather than just drinking soya milk and milk~ =)

And thanks to my dentist Dr Vincent Tan for trying his best to let me feel less pain and making the effort to try distract me and joking with me to make me feel better. :)

Last but not least, THANK GOD for the courage, and that everything went smoothly during the extraction, and I guess my wounds are healing well so far~ =)

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Journey of Our Wedding Preparation Part 4

Wedding Bands are a MUST HAVE for every marriage or wedding, even if it is just a simple ring, or something extravagant with a huge 3 carat diamond.

Popular belief is that the wedding ring is in a circle shape as it symbolizes a hope that their marriage and love will be everlasting and never ending.

Some people spend a bomb on their wedding band either due to vanity issues, to simply show-off, to feel good, have high expectations or are perfectionist, status issues or just because they simply want to pamper themselves. While some simply get a simple couple ring either due to budget constraints, work safety issues which doesnt allow workers to wear any accessories, nature of work which may quickly damage their rings or housewives who always have to do housework and fear damaging their rings. Whatever the reasons, whatever the design or type of ring couples buy, there will definitely be a wedding band even if they do without a proposal ring.

Some couples spend a LONG time looking for the perfect ring. Some couples custom design their rings. While some couples simply walk into any jewelry store, look into the display counter, points to the one that catches their attention and buy it immediately.

For me and my now husband, we went to a few different brand of jewelry store, narrow down to the few we both like and agree on, made comparisons of price at different outlets, and finally settled for a pair from Lee Hwa Jewelry.

It was slightly above our initial budget, but after getting discounts we manage to get it at a price we both are comfortable with and so we bought it!

Some couples who have different ring designs as usually the ladies would prefer more diamonds, but the man either only have 1 centerpiece diamond or not diamonds at all. Unlike them, me and my husband prefer to have both totally identical rings as to us its more meaningful and symbolizes our love for each other and the bond and unity we share. So we took awhile before we manage to finally finalize on a ring that we both agreed on. Thank Goodness he is unlike other man as he likes the idea of having diamonds on his ring too! Haha~

And so we finally decided on this~

Nice right? Nice right? Haha! Well at least to us we LOVE IT! LOL~ =p

So yeap, here is my Journey of Our Wedding Preparation Part 4!! Stay tuned for Part 5! Will likely be posting more about the preparation of the Actual Day Wedding Banquet or Pre-wedding photo selection!

Wanna read more about my Wedding Preparation, do check out Part 1, Part 2, as well as Part 3! Simply  CLICK HERE for all my Blogpost about my wedding and the preparations

Monday, September 29, 2014

❤ Staycation at MBS

After my Solemnization Ceremony held on 9 September 2014, we headed over to have our short Staycation  at Marina Bay Sands Hotel to relax and pamper ourselves as well as to celebrate this special day! :)

Arrived at MBS and everyone was looking at us as we were both still in our gown and suits and heavy make up with the pretty hairdo, and carrying many bags of things walking around ("dua bao suay bao"). Haha!! But thankfully had a good friend, Vivian, who came along with us after the lunch and she was really helpful to help us carry our stuff. If not I really wonder how we are going to manage with carrying so many things! (Yes its just a 1 night stay but somehow I brought alot of things along also I had my camera bag and tripod and stuff, so yea you can imagine how hilarious we look!) Anyway met up with Daniel and his wife Qiqi who left the lunch earlier and came over to MBS earlier to help us checked into the hotel. Thanks for helping us to book the hotel!! After they checked in, we all went straight up to the room to unload our stuff and rest our feets!! Daniel and Qiqi left shortly after looking around the room.

The room is really nice and well equipped though I was expecting a bigger room with a bath tub as my last stay there 2 years back had a bath tub and I totally LOVE the bath tub!! Was kinda looking forward to soaking myself in the tub with warm water and lotsa bubbles, especially after a long busy morning rushing around and wearing sucha TIGHT gown~ *Sulks* so I was kinda disappointed when I entered the bathroom and was shock to find out there is NO bath tub~ *Awww Mannnn*

BUT....the plus point is that this time round, we have a really NICE VIEW from our balcony!! I could see Gardens by the Bay and all its pretty colorful neon lightings even at night!! AWESOME!!

Took many many photos and thanks to our personal photographer for the day Vivian who not only tag along with us to help us carry things, but she is really helpful to help us with snapping photos as well! I'm soooo grateful to you! Really! :)


After all the phototaking, I finally got changed out of my SUPER TIGHT gown, and we headed out for some booze at the Champagne Bar. Chillout, relax and just chat and catch up~ I super love days like this! Hope we can do this more often! After which we walk around and did some window shopping before she left to meet her boyfy, while hubby and I decided to go for a swim and dip at the Infinity Pool and Jacuzzi on the 57th floor~ *SHIOK MAX*

As it was dark, we didnt take any photos. Simply just having some sweet loving together moments basking in the moonlight, gazing the stars, and beautiful neon lightings of our Singapore City. :)

After the dip, we washed up and decided to drive out nearby to have dinner as it was pretty late and most places were already close by then. After dinner, came back and decided to just laze in the room and snooze in our SUPER COMFY bed!! Both of us love the bed soooo much as it is really super soft and comfy!~ I must get this bed and comforter and pillow for my upcoming new house too!!!

And so we went to sleep after watching TV, and woke up early the next morning to go for breakfast at Toastbox!! After breakkie, we went for a swim and dip AGAIN! This time round, in the bright day light basking in the sun and taking many photos and videos~ Gotten a slight tan as well!! YAY~ After hiding from the sun for awhile since I didnt want any tan lines and didnts want to look tan for my solemnization, I can finally bask in the sun, and have a slight tan! *Happiness*

After swimming, we head back to the room to wash up and pack up and took some final photos before we reluctantly left MBS. Good times always pass sooooooo quickly! *SULKS*

After MBS, we went to Bugis to return he gown and suits to the bridal studio, and went for a nice simple lunch at Ramen Champion at Bugis+, before we went home to rest, and head out later that day to Wanderlust Hotel for Feline's surprise birthday bash. Wanderlast Hotel, Space theme room is really pretty cool! Would probably try booking a room there for a staycation in future too,! and if I do, I will then write a more detailed review about the hotel. =)

For full album of my Staycation at MBS Photos, CLICK HERE!
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