I had to wait 2 weeks until my appointment. I was worried to death the whole time. I had the 2 on the bottom cut out. He said he wouldn't give me anything to knock me out. He's seems worried because of my size. He said he would give me laughing gas and a mild sedative. He also told me that one person in a 1000 can have nerve damage after surgery. That means your jaw, lips, and/or face will be numb. That can last for a few hours, weeks, or it could be permanent. He said everything will look normal, you just won't have any feeling. I'm glad I didn't have that problem. It's all over with. I'm alive, but I'm not sure thats a good thing at the moment. Got in and they hooked me up to the gas and the IV sedative. I was awake the whole time. It took about 30 minutes. Didn't think the sedative was helping me much until I got up. I barely could walk. They took me to the recovery room where I stayed about 30 minutes. Then I left and went home. Gets BADDDDDDDD here. I had to wait in the recovery room for about 30 minutes before I left. Everything was fine, but the longer I waited meant the shot and the sedative was wearing off. I wasn't feeling any pain until about 10 minutes into the drive. I noticed my throat was VERY sore. The left side especially. It was actually just the area where he cut was sore. It's a long drive home from the oral surgeon and the pain was coming back. I had a 40 minute drive to get to our pharmacy, and another 10 minutes from there to get home. 25 minutes into the ride home, I was in tears. Yep, crying in intense pain and I'm a grown man. One friend of mine had this done but he wasn't hurting enough to cry. But, they put him completely under and he didn't remember anything until he had been home for a while. He just gave me a mild sedative and novacaine to numb me up. We finally got to the Pharmacy to get my precriptions filled. I was about to die by then. I took a pill before we left the parking lot. He wrote me a precription for Hydrocodone 10. I got home and had to change out the gauze. The pain got even worse ny doing that. It was all I could do to open my mouth and get the old gauze out. Putting in new gauze about killed me. I went to bed in bad pain, started crying again, and shaking. I think I was going in shock. I had to take another pill about an hour after I took the first one.I finally eased up enough to stop crying and shaking and actually relax a little. Really, 2 Hydrocodone 10s is too much. But, I was still hurting. I was just so medicated by then I couldn't do anything but lay there. The pain did ease up enough to rest but I couldn't sleep. The pain was still there, plus I had to sit uip and keep my head elevated. My face on both sides was hurting and sore. My throat is the same way. I couldn't cough, spit, sneeze, or sniff or blow my nose. Just a few sips of water and about a half a bottle of Gatorade was all I had until about 9pm last night. I finally ate a half a bowl of ice cream. I got up this morning and feeling a little better. Still having to take my pills. The bleeding finally stopped so I don't have to deal with the gauze. My face is swollen and I can hardly talk. My throat is messed up for some reason. I ate 2 bowls of Ice Cream this morning. For anyone that is planning on having this done and they have to cut them out, I would suggest not having it done. I might change my mind later when I stop hurting. Get in shape so the doc isn't afraid to put you to sleep. If you have a long drive home, ask for a shot or something. You do not want the pain to come back before you have anything for pain. I'm just glad it's all over.