Justin du Coeur (jducoeur) wrote,
Justin du Coeur
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Second day on the liquid diet...

... and I'm doing surprisingly well. Not a lot of food yesterday: mostly a couple of Glucernas. These are a meal-replacement shake intended for diabetics: I was betting that this would be a healthier bet than something with more of a pure-sugar hit, and I seem to have been right -- they kept me up and going without a crash later. That plus a cup of our good turkey broth made for about a 500-calorie day. I'm pleased that that didn't bother me much at all -- my problem has always been habitual munching, rather than hunger. Today's breakfast was another Glucerna, and lunch is a mega-smoothie. (Banana, blueberries, strawberry, kiwi, orange-pineapple juice and a bit of yogurt -- yummy, and decently nutricious.) Tomorrow I get to start eating at least soft-and-mushy food again.

The pain has been pleasantly mild. It's very sensitive where the teeth came out, as if the inside of my mouth was badly bruised. That's not exactly agony, though, and the ibuprofen horse-pills bring it down to a pretty modest annoyance. I'll probably continue to take the Vicodin at bedtime for a couple of days, but may not need it otherwise.

So overall, not too bad: the inconvenience is well worth it for knowing that I'm not going to have to deal with the horror of a bad wisdom tooth again...
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