I’m newly married. My wife is having dental sedation. I know it sounds corny but I don’t want her to know I’m nervous. The dentist said I need to be there with her throughout the day. What do I need to do? I want to be prepared and medical stuff makes me nervous.
Timothy M. – New Hampshire
It doesn’t sound corny to me. You love your wife. You don’t want to worry her. You also want to look out for her. All of those are wonderful qualities. It’s good to know chivalry hasn’t died.
Taking care of her will be fairly easy. The dental sedation will make her quite groggy. She’ll need you to drive her home and make sure she rests for the remainder of the day.
Her balance will be a bit off. She’ll need to stay off her feet. Your best bet is to get her set up with a nice comfy spot on the sofa give her plenty of water and a Netflix marathon. She may be a bit emotional, so give her lots of cuddles and patience.
Complications are unlikely, but the dentist will certainly give you post-op instructions.
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