Saturday, July 11, 2009

Day 11 was a bit better again

Day 11 had a little less pain than yesterday, and I only woke up 3 times last night so I had some extra sleep under my belt.

I am getting much better at eating, and my mom and I bought a new set of baby spoons that really makes things easier - they're less thick and hold a little more food. My jaw is a little less uncomfortable, so that helps because I have a little more time to get food down before I need the bands back on. The BEST part of losing the bands has been the shift from liquid medication to pills... not only is it less expensive, but MAN are those liquid medications terrible.

My mom took me shopping today to Target and Safeway and then to get some frozen custard at a local stand and I was WIPED afterwards - I had to have a nap. Riding in a car used to be really uncomfortable but riding around today wasn't too bad.

I ate a blended up corn chili bisque and a tomato basil bisque today - both of which were really filling. While I've spent a good portion of my adult life looking at nutrition levels, it's never been to get as MANY calories and nutrients as possible before... today I passed up a few soups that sounded good because they just didn't have enough calories, and I want to HEAL quickly. I am also loving rice pudding. Still using muscle milk to get some additional calories.

Anyway, I'm looking more and more like myself. The bruising is going down and the swelling is, as well - my smile looks SO FUNNY still, and my chin and cheeks are still pretty puffy. It's so weird looking at my face.

Day 11 pics:


Alli Kat said...

I'm starting to see the Stephanie I know when you smile! You're lookin' good, kid!

I remember how exhausting trivial things were after my wisdom teeth - so much more so for you, I bet! Keep at it, and it'll get better.

Anonymous said...

You're doing great Steph!!! It's going to get better each day from here!! :)

Avy said...

Your profile looks great! I'm glad things are getting easier for you. Just remember that this will all be a distant memory in no time :)