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24 Things That I Did In The First 24 Hours After My Oral Surgery Instead Of Being Productive

Because who needs to do things when it's summer?

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24 Things That I Did In The First 24 Hours After My Oral Surgery Instead Of Being Productive
Lucia Wang

This is exactly what it sounds like. I got oral surgery on Tuesday morning at 7 a.m. — real convenient timing considering I had a final Monday and also moved out of my dorm — but I had no choice. So I decided to record what I did in the 24 hours after I got my teeth pulled, and here it is.

1. Choked on water while trying to take Advil

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Look, my entire mouth was numb, okay?

2. Rewatched "To All The Boys I've Loved Before" for the 14th time

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The entire audience: *GASP*

3. Wished my friends luck on their last final exams

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May the spirit of Steve Rogers be with you today.

4. Printed out a return label for my rental textbook

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Shout out to Amazon for giving me half off a textbook!!

5. Watched TikToks for 2 hours

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Am I ashamed? Maybe a little.

6. Tried to check my grades but my internet was down

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Like, what am I supposed to do now?

7. Tried to make my own TikTok but gave up

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Me trying to film my own video (unsuccessfully).

8. Ate a mushed banana, but it took really long because my mouth was numb

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Fun fact, bananas are one of my favorite fruits.

9. Unloaded some boxes from the car

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Be careful with those fridges, y'all!

10. Avoided actually unpacking those boxes

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It's fine, those boxes are just everything I brought home from school, but I don't need to unpack them...

11. Checked my email and realized I got one from my professor

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This was not the content of the email, but I wish it were :/

12. Realized that summer classes start in a week

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I don't wanna go back to school!!

13. Freaked out and rummaged around for my old notes

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Chemistry will NOT become the death of me.

14. Calmed down when I realized the pre-assignment wasn't due for 2 weeks

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That feeling of relief is unparalleled.

15. Ate a popsicle

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Mmm. Love a good pineapple popsicle.

16. Finished the TikTok I had started earlier

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(Here it is, if you wanted to watch it)

17. Stopped putting gauze in my mouth

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I was finally free.

18. Rinsed my mouth out

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(My mouth was so numb that I couldn't even do this)

19. Ate some rice and mashed potatoes, slowly

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At this point I wasn't chewing, just taking really small bites and swallowing them as fast as I could.

20. Binged the Try Guys for a few hours

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They're too entertaining to dislike!

21. Rinsed my mouth out again!

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Me accidentally drooling all over myself because I can't feel my mouth :(

22. Brushed my teeth as carefully as possible

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Gotta keep up that good oral hygiene!!!!

23. Read a bit before bed

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Reading for leisure > Reading for school

24. Went to bed at 10:30

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Earliest I've slept all year.

Honestly, my day wasn't that productive. But this was a good way to reflect on what I do in a typical day when I don't have any obligations. I apparently watch a lot of videos and get stressed about things that aren't happening yet. Maybe I should start some new hobbies, like knitting or Pilates or something. There's a world of things I haven't done out there!

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