Today is the 6th day post-surgery and I’m still hanging in there.
Drinks: I still can’t drink all liquids. They have to be super thin, watery and ice cold. Right now I can handle water, Gatorade and tea. I cannot handle supplements, milkshakes, slushies, etc. yet.
Foods: The main thing I can eat that feels good is Jello. I ate about 1/2 C noodles last night mixed with chicken broth. This tasted really good when I was eating it but my throat felt horrible immediately after I was done :( I’m not sure if this means I ate too much, or if I should just eat through the pain. I can’t believe that today is Monday and the last time I had a real meal was last Tuesday! :tear:
I do feel like I’m getting better. On Thursday and Friday, I was pretty much in excruciating pain non-stop. Like, I really felt like I was being tortured. I would say that I’m generally pretty uncomfortable all day now but the pain is not as severe unless I get off track with my pain meds. Part of this is attributed to switching to a stronger medicine. The worst part for me is night because I can’t sleep well and I my mouth dries out while I’m sleeping.
Looking forward to this next week of healing even more!