- Pain: 0/10
- Inconvenience: 2/10
All of my swelling has now dissipated, so that’s the side profile I’m going to live with for the rest of my life. I’m content with how it has decided to turn out. No more underbite.
I went to the Olive Garden with a good friend for dinner last night. She forced me to make an attempt at eating chicken, breadsticks and salad. Lo and behold, I could eat all 3 of those things! I’d like to thank my dinner date for pressuring me into doing things I didn’t think I was ready for.
I also tried to eat olives last night. The story behind that seemingly random statement is this: Olives are the one foodstuff on this good, green planet that I have never appreciated the taste of. I always told myself that the day I’m able to enjoy eating olives is the day I will have finally grown up. I believe they’re an acquired taste. Well guess what! I tried them last night, and I actually liked them! I’m officially ready for you, world.
Something I’ve noticed since being able to eat solid food is that I can’t seem to convince my stomach that it’s full. I’m wondering if they might have given me a 2nd stomach during surgery.
I have no random stories to leave you with on this fine Sunday afternoon, so I shall instead part with something I know and something I’ve learned. I know that I still have no feeling in my lower left chin or lip, and I learned that I need to raise my cheekbones when I smile. It’s time to start practicing in front of the mirror.