Read This Student's Post-Surgery Email To Her T.A.

As anyone who’s had their wisdom teeth out knows, hydrocodone is not messing around. Just ask Abby Jo Hamele, a 19-year old student at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, who recently got hers removed. The student sent a hilarious email to her TA after her dental surgery, when she was, shall we say, not entirely herself. (Another way to put it would be “She was high AF.”) Update: Hamele tells Bustle that when she first woke up from the medication and saw the email she'd sent, "I could think was 'oh my gosh what did I do.' I was slightly embarrassed at first but he thought it was funny more than anything!" Good thing her TA has a sense of humor!

Earlier: Hamele had her wisdom teeth out before Thanksgiving (and, as someone whose wisdom teeth removal was horrible, I have every sympathy for her). While under the influence of the hydrocodone she’d been prescribed post-surgery, she got confused about a deadline for a paper for her philosophy class, and emailed her TA, Kevin Patton, to ask about it. Needless to say, the drugs had an… interesting effect on her writing skills.

Here’s the full email:


I believe that i relmebmer you said we, as us students, would be able to send you our papers for classss for you to look at over before we turn them in to cColin if we got them to you by the 22nd of Novermber.

I unfortmately got my wisdom teeth sliced outr and have not not been reacting very well to the surgeryy nor the medicatioon i were given/ so I do not thimk that I will be able to habe my paper finisherd by Tuesday at all.

Is tehere any way I would be able to send you my paper at any later date??? I wnt to do very good on this paper you know becayse i like to do well in my classes.

please sir I workled very hard and thouught that I would be abel to finish it on timme but my doctor said I will most likelly not be normal again until at least Thanksginvg turkey. If you say no then that is okay but i would be sad and i would reallyyyy lik e it if you said yes. Thank you Kevin, my dude.

Abby Jo Hamele (pronounced hah-mil-lee) (if you were wondering)

P.S. I will answer youpr questions in class forever so theere are not any more awkard silence. and i will buy you expo markers that work (even thougjh our tuition should pay for markers that work)

love you bye

I’m having a hard time narrowing down my favorite part of this email. Is it “I will most likelly not be normal again until at least Thanksginvg turkey”? Or is it “Kevin, my dude”? Or her promise to buy him markers?? No wait. It’s definitely “love you bye.” Yep, that’s the bit that basically turned me into the crying-laughing emoji.

Thankfully, Hamele’s TA recognized that she wasn’t completely (or at all) in her right mind and had a good sense of humor about it. Patton told BuzzFeed that he “laughed hysterically” when he got Hamele’s email. She posted his response on Twitter:

A video posted by a family member shows further proof that hydrocodone knocked Hamele for a loop. It shows her confusing a dog on her lap (“Daisy”) for one who had died (“Sammy”) — and getting sad about it all over again:

Unsurprisingly, Hamele’s wonderfully unhinged email has gone viral, with over 17,000 retweets so far. Many people are simply retweeting their favorite lines, though some see her extreme reaction to hydrocodone as #goals.

love you bye!

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