Have you ever been numb?

Whether naturally or endorsed?

Do you remember how everything around felt at that particular moment?

It was 9:00 am on a Thursday. It was the d-day for my gum surgery. And everyone was on time. I was taken through some basic preparation and elaborated to how the procedure will follow through.

Being my first surgery, I was a little afraid and had a million questions. My mum could detect the fear and she was the first one to assure me that everything will be alright. She went ahead to give a trick that helped me during the procedure. She told me to occupy my mind with all thoughts about her and how she ensures that nothing bad happens to her baby girl. It worked, because whenever I think of her, I feel loved, safe and secured.

The doctor gave me several shots of anesthesia on different parts of my gum and inner parts of the mouth. The shots were painful, for once I preferred the shots on arm. I had to wait for a while before the medicine could kick in. And the dentist kept confirming with me if I felt anything inside my mouth.

As soon as I was numb enough, the surgery procedure kicked off. Only my mouth was numb , so I could hear everything around me. I tried to trick my thoughts as my mum had advised before. But it only worked for a few minutes. Just like other over-thinkers like myself. My mind could not settle. All kind of thoughts crossed my mind.

Then one of them, stuck and kept me busy. Numbness…..I started to think about the state of numbness. That moment when you feel nothing despite what is happening to you. They were cutting my gums but I felt nothing. What if that was possible in daily life? No pain felt is whatever that may cause pain to us.

I remember there was a point where the nurse complained that I was bleeding heavily . And surprisingly the dentists explained that it was a good sign that the wound will heal faster. I got afraid a little and even shivered. To a point the dentist had to confirm if the anesthesia was still working.

So my brain still got afraid despite the presence of numbness in my mouth. Clearly indicating that everything starts from the brains. After the short commercial break, went back to analyzing numbness as they continue to mutilate my gums.

Numbness can be very helpful in couple of ways. Including:

We should be numb towards all the negative energies, all the discouragements, downfalls, among others. We should not allow them to weigh us down. Don’t give them a satisfaction of seeing us suffer the unnecessary pain.

After a few hours, the procedure was complete hence ready to go home and rest. I was still numb and informed that it will remain so for a while. But also equipped me with painkillers for the pain waiting for me on the other side. And yes the pain came in huge amounts.

Let’s observe numbness where necessary and avoid unnecessary pain.


Published by Cheche Winnie

Article Writer and Blogger I am blogger , proof reader, writer and copy writer with a Bachelor degree and three years of experience. I write easy to read articles with excellent English and zero grammatical error. Articles that are creative and deliver the inteneded message . I do intense research while writing the articles. I always deliver my work on time and adhere to the timelines given. Always online hence able to start working on your piece as soon as your hire me. I work in real time. Nature Conservationist Passionate about nature conservation education and awareness. I believe that our existence depends on the mother nature. I am also have skills in researching and have managed to publish my own article on the effects of the exotic plants species on the indigenous plants in the Arid lands of Kenya.

4 thoughts on “Numbness

  1. Mouth shots are the worst! It’s one reason I take really good care of my upper teeth. I never want another shot in my palate again.

    Great way to make a positive out of an unpleasant experience. I should be as productive while sitting in the dentist’s chair.

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