It’s that time again
It is time to return to the Oral Surgeon’s office. The tooth he removed is on the lower left side of my mouth. There was very little pain from the surgery and I did not even feel the need to take Tylenol.
How do I eat?
However, it became almost impossible to eat on that side. I had to eat on the other side, which I usually don’t do because there is a gap between my teeth on the right side. This causes substantial pain when I try to eat on the right side. Nevertheless, I have tolerated the pain when I eat on the right side.
How I am prepared for travel
I am getting accustomed to the routine I must go through to go out of the house. I am dressed, a patient lift is used to get me out of bed, I am placed in the wheelchair, and I have to navigate the wheelchair through the house out to the mobility van.
I have a solar charger that I bought for the van. At first it did not work because the handyman I had set it up did not know what he was doing. This is a solar charger that takes the sun’s rays and converts it into electrical energy to charge the car through the cigarette lighter. (I’m really dating myself. I think it is now called the auxiliary power plug.). Also, check your car because not all cars can be charged this way.
The handyman tries to set up the solar charger
The handyman did not place the solar charger on the dashboard so that it could get sunlight. I have since placed it properly and it seems to work fine. This keeps the battery charged because I do not use the van that often and the battery goes dead. Sometimes it can be recharged, and sometimes the battery needs to be replaced.
AAA to the rescue
I have AAA service and they have battery service which will replace the battery at you home. It highly recommended for any handicapped person. The solar charger only cost me 20 dollars.
I disconnect the solar charger
It has a diode to prevent the current from going the wrong way when the van is on, but I disconnect the solar charger when the van is on to be sure. I do not need to unplug it from the cigarette lighter jack, which would be hard for a handicapped person. I can unplug it from the solar panel part, which is much easier for me. By the way, the solar charger is a trickle charger, not good for jump starts. You can find the solar charger on my products page.
Finickyh van door
Anyway, I had to direct my driver once again to the Oral Surgeon’s office even though this was the second time he drove me to the Oral Surgeon’s office. When we got to there the van door would not open automatically the first time I pressed the remote button. This is typical for this van, and it worked the second time I pressed the button, and the ramp came out.
The short wait
Once in the Oral Surgeon’s office, I did not have to wait long, because all the paperwork had been done at the previous visit when I had the surgery.
Ready for bridge work
The Oral Surgeon looked in my mouth and told me that I had a little bump but it would even out and that he thought that the surgery had gone well. I thought it had gone well too. I told him I was eating food on the other side and he said that was probably a good idea. He said that when I return to the dentist’s office in a week, I should be ready for a mold which is a precursor to the bridge work I need.
On my way
Shortly thereafter, I left the office, and was on my way home.