Saturday, September 8, 2012

0 Day 15. Apetite's picking up, and the cats are finally allowed in my prison.

I am starting to feel hungry all the time now, and I spent some hours today just prepping food. This is much more like my normal self. Unfortunately, I'm not getting a whole lot of exercise these days, so I'm definitely being careful of the types of food I'm eating; the high protein, low sugar and carb variety, and healthy fats. Lots of vegetables soups and juices, some fruit juices, yogurt/milk blends, and of course, prune juice. But oh, do I miss meat...

day 15 post double jaw (orthognathic) surgery liquid blended soup prep

Instead of having my mom or Paul do my grocery shopping, I gave safeway delivery a try for the first time. They deliver right to your door! I got free delivery for my first order, but even if it wasn't free, it'ts only about $7 for a 4 hour window, or $12 for a 1 hour delivery window. I used my freebie on a 1 hour window, obviously. I need to be careful not to get addicted to this service -- I could get really lazy, really fast.

day 15 post double jaw (orthognathic) surgery liquid blended soup cook 1

day 15 post double jaw (orthognathic) surgery liquid blended soup cook 2

I had another visitor today, and we "chatted" for a couple of hours. Throughout the conversation, the tingling in my chin kept distracting me enough to lose track of the topic. It definitely still affects my sleep , and I wish there was some way to ease it..

post double jaw (orthognathic) surgery liquid blended soup blend

My face still swells unevenly, and fluctuates. It's starting to get really irritating -- I always hope that every deflation is a new permanent step forward, but then i swell up again some minutes later, especially when I try to talk. Then my left half of the lips just swell shut.  I hope the deflating becomes a little more even and consistent over the next few days.

day 15 post double jaw (orthognathic) surgery blended liquefied soup
Dinner consisted of 3 different soups today, including the freshly made tomato soup shown above, followed by green juice, fresh juiced watermelon juice, some other juice blend, a bottle of Ensure, milk and yogurt shake, and prune juice to end it. I totally binged, naughty me. The other two soups were Corn-Lemongrass, and the last serving of the Thai Curry soup that I cooked up some days ago. I am definitely making that again tomorrow.

Since I ended my antibiotics 3 days ago, I figured I'm no longer at risk of infection. So, I allowed my cats into my room for the first time since the surgery.  They were very wary at first, and then started knocking over all my medicine bottles and syringes. At least I remembered to fold up my murphy bed so they can't scratch at the sheets. Oh, how I've missed them. And, is that really what I sound like with my teeth banded shut? That's just unattractive. Paul, do something.

day 15 post double jaw (orthognathic) surgery front

day 15 post double jaw (orthognathic) surgery smile

Smile is definitely improving. 


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