i am experiencing stomach pain since i still haven't gone to the bathroom since before surgery... i am on stool softeners and miralax and other things trying to make me go.. until then ill be miserable... nobody warns of this side of the recovery! this is awful and my biggest complaint today. sigh. sorry i know you don't want to read about this. it is quite gross. moving on!
the swelling continues to go down and my bruising is beginning to fade as well. i am pretty sure i can feel some of my chin now and random parts of my cheeks. it is just all tingly and weird feeling! i don't know how to describe it... i am getting fed up with the random itches though! my face or nose just gets itchy, but i can't feel anything when i scratch it since it is numb! such an odd sensation... and annoying. well hmm, i am still on my heavy pain medication and it has been helping a ton. i do feel lots of pain when im not on it though. boo. so im continuing taking that every 4-5 hours... the swelling and bruising around my chin and neck kinda makes me feel claustrophobic and like it is choking me today. i just want it all to go away! let's see. ill talk about food again! i don't know if i had mentioned previously that i am lactose intolerant.... so i can't have dairy products. that has made this liquid diet even harder! but oh well. i have found substitutes. just you guys enjoy your ice cream since i can't! but hmm, today i mashed up more noodles in spaghetti sauce which was pretty great. i also enjoy smoothies, soup, baked beans, ginger ale, apple sauce, potatoes, jello, pancakes. oh! maybe ill try scrambled eggs tomorrow! here are a couple pictures before i forget.
|yay for awkward and painful smiles!|
|puffy. cheeks. are. just. so. attractive. :P|
|bruising continues to go down|
let's see... what else... oh. i have begun to notice the stitches in my mouth? a couple have fallen out i guess. it feels really uncomfortable! i don't want to know or feel where the incisions were etc. idk. also, my surgeon got called in for trauma surgery today and so they had to move my appt to tomorrow morning. so ill just let you all know what he says then! hopefully the visit goes well. fingers crossed.
eating hasnt been too hard once i have food in front of me! i do eat in front of a mirror though. haha, i feel like a baby just starting to eat solids. i am kinda a messy eater and yeah.. im sure you can imagine.. okay well i think i just ran out of things to say... but no worries! my rambling will be back. take care all. thoughts and prayers out to those going through this process as well.