Jaw Journal

Day 7: One week anniversary!

Pain: 3

Numbness: Same old, same old.

Nausea: Doc wrote a prescription for another patch, so I’m doing alright! Hopefully this one will last through the end of my Percoset, and I won’t need more.

Food Consumption Today: oatmeal and a mashed up banana for breakfast, two small, soft cheese wheels, and about 1/2 cup of baked beans. Tonight I’m going to boldly try meatloaf at my parents. That is…if I don’t fall asleep with my face in it first.

Today is the one-week mark in my recovery from jaw surgery. Yippee! Really, I’m doing pretty well. Not a ton of swelling, my pain is manageable, and I can brush my teeth and eat solid-ish things like baked beans and mashed potatoes. Really, I’m just tired. And by tired, I mean absolutely exhaustedΒ at all times. No matter how much I sleep, I just feel tired and weak. But, that’s part of the process, I guess. I’m trying to keep some activity in my routine, but today I mostly slept again.

Oh, and I watched Vampire Diaries. Thank you, Amy H. for providing this entertainment! πŸ™‚

But, as I said, I’m exhausted. Le sigh. And since a certain favorite little boy and his parents are coming to visit me next week, I’m going to sleep as much as possible this week in the hope that I’ll be able to enjoy their company without passing out every other hour.

So…back to bed I go. πŸ™‚