The oral surgery went well. It took about 1 hour and 15 minutes. I could feel a lot of pressure on my jaw at the beginning of the procedure and I could feel the last few stitches being done! Other than that it was tolerable. The pain set in right away and I used ice packs and pain pills the rest of the day and all night long. Having a set of new retainers also added an element of pain as they were really tight to begin with but have since loosened up a little.
I have these lovely flowers to enjoy. So elegant! The perfect distraction.
Day one post surgery didn’t go so great. The pain meds didn’t agree with me and that resulted in nausea, vomiting and dizziness! Taking pain pills on an empty tummy during the night didn’t help. The side affects were worse than the pain so once I stopped taking the pain medicine things improved overall.
It’s day two post gum surgery and things are looking up! There is discomfort and swelling at this point but not as much pain as I thought there would be. I have some facial swelling even though I am using ice packs and frozen peas-the best ice pack ever! Thank you Karen from Waisting Time for reminding me that a bag of frozen peas are a good ice pack. I can mold them around my chin! The one great thing about swelling is all my frown lines are gone and my skin looks smooth! Ha ha! So far there is only a little bit of bruising.
My limited menu includes smoothies. Jan from Writing to Wellness gave me her awesome high protein smoothie recipe. It makes a huge amount so I have some for breakfast and save the rest for lunch. Some mashed potatoes hit the spot for lunch day two. I want more savory food so I am going to try to eat some split pea soup for dinner. Last night I was watching the TV Food Network and even though I don’t have an appetite, it was pure torture to look at all that good food!
1 cup of Fage Greek Yogurt , I use the fat free (high in protein)
6 ounces nonfat milk
1 cup frozen berries
A few drops of NuNaturals Stevia sweetener, or sweetener of your choice.
I also added a frozen banana, a scoop of vanilla protein powder and a cup of ice. Put in a blender and process.
I am not going to get the posts up this week that I had planned after all. Big surprise right? I always have high hopes that my recovery will move along faster than reality allows! This down time will allow me to catch up on reading my magazines. I currently get O magazine, Cooking Light and Clean Eating. I sometimes pick up Readers Digest, Eating Well, Weight Watchers or Real Simple magazine at the grocery store. Yes, I know they are mostly food related! Cooking is my hobby-what can I say!
Wouldn’t it be awesome if we could fast forward through the rough patches in life?
Thank you to everyone for your well wishes, prayers, soft food ideas and sweet comments you have left me!
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