Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Day 56 - Week 8

Hi All,

Not much to report. I have an ortho appointment next week. My mouth can open a little more than two fingers, some joint pain from all the chewing. My most numb area (my chin) is no longer completely numb, but has some feeling. My lips are the next in line, but I really feeling them coming back to normal in the next month. My gums are another story, but who cares!

Today's pics:

I recently came across my notebook from the hospital and thought it was worth sharing. Aside from pathetic pictures, I think it really captures how you feel right after surgery:)

 "was scared of suction of suture" Written after waking up and the nurse is using the suction tube in my mouth and I pushed her and it away. I was horrified that the line of sutures in my mouth would be ripped out. Right?!

"nauseous not yet" meaning "not yet nauseous"
"remember vegan! most have dairy. I can't feel it going in. am I really drinking. i am now!"

"I'm scared of getting nauseous on pain meds my tummy is a little sensitive right now"
"it's amazing i can actually feel my teeth overlapping w/my tongue -overlapping. R my glasses around? I'd like to do a quick blog post." with blood splatters on page:)

to my doc "do people really start talking by now?" he said yes. i could only grunt... to jeff: "did u eat? u eat? T.Y. your phone works?"

To the nurse who said my only food choice was dairy: "boo & b.s."

These last two are my last entries, they are from the morning. I was semi-talking after that. 

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  1. I like "I will have explosive poop" with the underline. Nice!

    1. LOL. Thanks Jocelyn! I was trying to convince the nurse that my preference for dairy-free was no whim! I think the underlining helped;)

  2. LOL! I love how this blog ends with the fact that your notebook is a Justin Beiber book!

  3. I have to say, it's really neat to read what really goes through one's mind right after surgery! Thanks for sharing!