Days of My Life

Talk about daily life of a teenage girl in Iraq, and days of suffering and success. My nick name will be Sunshine..

Sunday, June 15, 2008

W.i.S.d.O.m T.o.O.t.H

A week ago, my mom and I decide to make some delicious Donuts for us and for our neighbors as their father “A” left Mosul few months ago, after he was kidnapped and had to pay lots of money to be released.
my sister took the donuts, but came running saying cheerfully “UNCLE “A” CAME BACK” , what a great coincidence! It was great to have him back , although it is still dangerous but he couldn’t stay any longer..
We visited him last Sunday, and there were other people as well visiting A’s family, we had great time, and talked about many things, about life abroad and how hard it was, etc .. I like to talk with uncle “A” a lot, we talked about Syria, the life there, the prices and many stuff, he told me “ you know Sunny, abroad, I was nothing but a stranger. I counted the days, and months to return home, although the life in Iraq is hard, but here I am the king of my world, while I am only a stranger in other countries” .
This week , we stopped the privet lessons for awhile, and I had my physics exam, it wasn’t easy at all.
I am not studying hard, I know the 6th class is so important, but I also know I don’t need to be so serious and ruin my health and freak out!
I am taking a break now, but we’ll continue the privet classes next week, I still want to change the mathematics teacher, I hope I’ll find a better one ..
I also had an operation for my impacted wisdom tooth, OMG, I was so terrified, the Drs. were nice , but my case wasn’t easy, the surgeon spent 45 minutes trying to extract it, while it usually takes 15 minutes or 20 maximum ! before the surgery the Drs. were joking with me .
first when the Dr. started the surgery I couldn’t look, I closed my eyes and I was feeling the pressure on my jaw, then I decided to have a look.. after the surgery my cheeks were swollen as well as my lip (hehe I looked like Angelina jooli !) and I spent the first few days asleep most of the time because of the medications, beside I couldn’t talk nor open my mouth , and could only drink juice (it is a good way to loose some weight), my family keep saying they miss my talk! I like to talk a lot, can you imagine that I had to watch the game quietly !! and I couldn’t shout “GOOOOL” !! . the Iraqi team played really well and won . I hope we’ll win all of the next matches, Football is the only joy for the Iraqis in these days…
I’ll spend the next days on computer of course, and I may read a little bit biology (preparing for the 6th exam) I’ll study the “Evolution” and “Genetic” in the holiday. But I’ll study the “reproduction and growth” and “the cell” chapters during the Academic year …
Till next time, take care
P.S I didn’t forget to answer the question you left in the comments section, but I just don’t have time ! nor electricity.. Pardon moi !


At 3:53 AM, Blogger Jhondie said...

so how many days did it take for the pain to go away? having second thoughts about getting mine pulled :) Stay safe Sunshine.

At 12:24 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sunshine....sorry to hear about your wisdom teeth, I was so swollen I had to strain the mushrooms out of my cream of mushroom soup and couldn't stop drooling.

My daughter had jaw surgery when she was about 18 and had her jaw wired shut for 2 weeks....she loves to talk and eat so she wasn't much fun to live with.

Not sure what kind of Math you are taking, my brother-in-law teaches junior high science, computers and math, if you need tutoring I'm sure he'd help....

Let me know

At 1:25 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dear Sunshine,

Nice to see you again! I have never commented on your blog but I have been reading it for months. I am happy your tooth pain is behind you. I am also happy to hear that your Uncle came home. I am hoping things continue to improve there (from what I read here).

Stay safe and know that you have many, many people praying with you for peace and for you and everyone with you to have a happy and full life. (With no more tooth problems) :)

At 5:25 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dear Sweetie,

That is such a cute little tooth! I'm glad it's not bothering you anymore. Do you have a tooth fairy in Iraq? (google it!)



At 10:18 PM, Blogger Tossing Pebbles in the Stream said...

Oh how I remember having my widom teeth out. I looked like a chipmunk with my cheeks for of nuts.

It seem the "war" has calmed down a little in your city. You sound like you are more relaxed.

At 6:07 PM, Blogger John said...

I'm glad your tooth is taken care of, but I'm even gladder that you still have so much "wisdom"!

At 4:38 AM, Blogger Nancy said...

I remember when my college aged children had their impacted wisdom teeth removed years ago. They were gassed, completely knocked out, for the surgery. My daughter ended up with a ruptured sinus cavity, and she was so sick! It took over 2 months for it to heal on its own, or she would have had to have surgery to close it. She was one mighty sick little gal. But she never missed a class.

What country was Uncle "A" in where he didn't feel welcome? Where I live, the people do make people from other countries feel welcome and at home. I felt out of place at firsr when we moved south years ago, but once I made new friends, I felt like I belonged here. It just takes time to be accepted. I'm sorry that he felt that way, but I do understand.

You keep up the good work in your sound like a very bright young lady!


At 7:48 PM, Blogger Ripama said...

GEE, even your tooth radiates Sunshine.

At 8:06 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I had my wisdom teeth removed a few years ago. The dentist had to split the teeth to get them out. It was not a good experience. I'm just glad I got it done. You will be happy you had it done....later.

At 7:47 AM, Blogger cat said...

Hey Sunny!
It's been a while since I stopped by, and I'll try and keep up now. :)
How are the operations against AQI going? I can tell there is a big difference, mostly because your writing is so much more "happy" seeming, even when you talk about hard or sad things. So far I don't have any wisdom teeth. If I did, they'd have to be taken out right away; my mouth is so small! hehe. It's great that the Iraqi Football team is doing well. Nothing like a good sports game to cheer somebody up, eh? Keep up the writing, I can't wait to hear more!

At 7:45 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...


One of my former coworkers had 9 wisdom teeth. She had her first set extracted around your age, but as she got older a whole new set formed and started growing in (albeit at different times). She was 26 when she was having her 9th wisdom tooth removed (I quite that job soon after, so I don't know if she grew any more). The Dr's were flabbergasted and specialists came from across the States to study her.

I had my two wisdom teeth removed when I was 23. A very painful experience, indeed! Food never tasted so good after I was able to eat pain-free again. At the time, people said to me "well, it's like chicken pox, everyone has to go through it", but you know what? I've never had chicken pox in my life (and I worry about that sometimes). Are children in Iraq expected to get chicken pox too?

I want to eat some authentic Iraqi food. You and your mother always use the word "delicious" to describe it, and I seriously salivate every time you post a picture of an Iraqi meal!

Would you care to share a few delicious Iraqi recipes with us?

At 12:04 PM, Blogger Marshmallow26 said...

Hello Sunny,

First of all alhamdullah 3ala salama.

Secondly, yes you are following the same way I did when I was in sixth grade, I didn't study harder in summer, therefore I kept my energy until the school season started...

How come you haven't posted a photo of your Donuts?

Take care

At 6:14 AM, Blogger David said...

Hello Sunshine,

I was just thinking about donuts a few minutes ago. I love them! :D

I am surprised to hear that you already had a wisdom tooth at your age. I was a few years older when I had two of mine removed. I think you know Attawie. Well, she recently had some wisdom teeth removed too. It seems like for most people wisdom teeth are similar to the appendix. They are both unnecessary for modern human life. I read a long time ago that thousands of years of eating soft bread has made the human mouth smaller so we don't have enough room for all our teeth anymore. Some people who live in more primitive, or low technology, cultures actually have much better teeth. They even have all their wisdom teeth! Part of the reason is probably that their diet requires a lot of chewing. I wonder if having to chew a lot makes the jaw bones grow more?

Well, I hope you can talk again soon and once again shout "GOOOOL"!! :D

Good luck Iraqi team!

At 7:06 AM, Blogger i'm sabrina. said...

16 and wisdom teeth?
i didn't know that was possible.

:) that scares me.

At 7:57 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am sorry to hear about your wisdom tooth extraction. Hopefully you are pain free now.

At 7:05 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

hello, dear sunshine,i am a foreigner and i am a Chinese.i can understand most of your articles.i'sorry to hear the war among your life.But i feel that you are a sturdy optimistic girl between your words.Please keep it.
i'm lucky enough to live in peace,and the olympic games are holding in my homeland.World peace is the right hope for people who loves peace.

Best wishes for you.


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