Friday, August 19, 2011

Day 15

 Hey guys, I am sooo sorry I have not been keeping up, and have been slacking off. This week has been busy-ish and I am just exauhsted, I hope you all can forgive me. I made the posts though. But I promise to keep up from now on!!! I had my 2 week appointment today. Guys, my surgeon, when he looked at my bite, the genuine smile on this man's face was just amazing. I am so thankful for him, and the whole team over there, to the front desk people even, oh  my gosh they are just a true blessing in my life. Especially having them during this intense chapter in my life I truly am so, unbelievably thankful. So everything looks great, he and I both really love the way it looks. Yay! But he did tell me no food that I have to chew, like at all. Not even a little bit. Thats a bit bummer-ish. He gave me another script which I am super thankful for. Hooray!!  But my next appointment is on my birthday!!! So I'm going to ask him if I can eat a pasta dish I am in love with, the pasta is cooked really super tender, so I am hoping and praying. I don't care if I can't eat cake, I am just dying to have that pasta dish. I'm counting on it as a no though, so I'm not too disappointed if I get a no.  Ah, I have to stop thinking about it. The food is truly my hardest struggle. Oh my gosh, I am a foodie so this is really killing me. Every day it seems I find a food I forgot to eat before this and I am kicking myself. Ah, I need to stop. Also I'm not helping myself by refusing to blend anything but fruits for smoothies. But I can't do anything else, it gives me shudders, a burger is not a burger if its through a straw.

  I hope everyone has a great weekend!!!

  Life's a party, wear the hats.

  Niki :)


  1. Hey glad to hear you are doing good! I just caught up on all of your posts and it sounds like you are recovering very well for the most part which is fantastic! I totally agree the eating part sucks! I pretty much survive off of milkshakes and mashed potatoes because I also refuse to blend anything that wasn't meant to be blended and I am so tired of soup. Some pasta I can slip through my little opening though so I have been trying to mush that with my tongue so if your doc says no to chewing again that could be an option? It takes like ten times longer to eat it, but still tastes awesome.

    Good luck with eating and recovery in general! Look forward to hearing more updates! :)

  2. I think I will be the same, the thought of blending anything that isn't fruit makes me feel sick! Maybe once I haven't eaten proper food for a week though I might change my mind!

  3. Hey guys!

    Thank you, you are looking great as well!! I saw your pictures, and your swelling really looks good! Oh my goodness yes, I like didn't even think of that, maybe I could start trying now..... Hahaha, thank you sooo much! I really appreciate it, and I look forward to your updates as well!

    Oh my gosh, I made my friends and family swear no matter how many times I ask DO NOT GIVE IN! Oh goodness they all agreed, except I bet if I asked, my mother would do it. She knows a few people who had this done and they could stomach the blended meals and gave my mother some tricks. She keeps asking me if I wanna just try it. Oh dear. Not for me! Hahaha, 6 weeks is putting a toll on me but hopefully I can make it, I bet you will too.

    Thanks guys!!!


  4. Hi Niki,

    It sounds like you are recovering very well. It's nice to hear about you doing "normal" activities, as I think that helps the healing process go by much easier. I know that eating soft (non-chew) foods is annoying, but it will be SOOO worth it in the end.

    Happy Healing!

  5. Hi Niki!
    Glad to hear that your second appointment went well! I agree, food is a really hard part of this process! But, I got to admit I have blended a few things up that "are not" suppose to be blended and it was wonderful! Come to the dark side Niki, we have cookies!! (just kidding) But, if you do get desperate and need to blend up some odds and ends it isn't that bad!

    Keep up the healing!

  6. Cece,

    Yes, I'm trying to get things as normal as possible, or school would be awful. And Yes, I can't wait untill the end of this journey, or at least untill I can nibble on something even. My teenage tummy isn't too happy with me, but I've got that picture in my mind everyday. Thank you so much!!

    I do not blame you, or judge you at all. I would love to go over there, I just know my body couldn't stomach it. Haha, a subtle joke there, I'm so strange, sorry. I might try something like veggies soon if things get bad, but I'm hoping my tongue will strengthen up so I can get to mushing things as well. It's pretty good, but I'm no pro.

    You too,
    and Thank you

    Thanks again guys!!!