- Pain: 2/10
- Inconvenience: 7/10
You can take your first gander at my swollen, unshaven side profile. Granted, my lips are huge and my cheeks are a little chubby, but you can clearly see that my lower jaw is set in behind my upper jaw.
I started blending Chunky soup yesterday. What a nice change of flavor from the tomato and cream of mushroom classics! It looked delicious before I threw it all in the blender–the noodles, the carrots, the little pieces of chicken, the peas. After blending, it resembled a glass of sandy, yellow… nevermind. It was a little too thick by itself, but after adding a cup of milk and mixing it all up, the blended mash seemed to go down alright. I’m going to try the beef alternative tomorrow. Might I add that I am still losing weight? I’m down a grande total of 26 pounds now.
I took the dog for a 1-hour walk with my parents yesterday to take advantage of the glorious weather. I must say, by the time we arrived back at home, I was absolutely exhausted. The road back to being fit and in shape is definitely going to be a long and tedious one. I hope I can make it through a full day of work. I haven’t had to apply myself physically or mentally for more than an hour or 2 since I had the operation.
Once again, I absolutely cannot wait to eat solid foods again! I think I may spend all my savings on eating out for a few months straight once I’m able.
I leave you with 1 piece of simple advice. If you are on the road to undergoing this type of surgery, remember to drink prune juice right from day 1. ‘Nuff said.