It looks like today's going to be a short post because I still can't focus on anything right now.
There's good news though! I think a good deal of my swelling went down last night and I was having an easier time talking than I had been, but I'm pretty sure I slept on my side or something because I'm all puffed up again.
Yesterday we had some visitors from church and a friend from school came over and brought me some stuff.
Right now, all I want is to put something warm on face, but I'm only allowed to put ice on it. Oh well, I guess I'll just have to take some more pain killers!
I managed to eat some tomato soup this afternoon! This was made a ton easier by ditching my syringe for a plastic spoon and using a hand held mirror to see where my lips were.
I'm still drooling like crazy, but I've regained some feeling in my chin and lower lip, so it's dramatically decreased from Friday. I do miss my little suction tube I had at the hospital, though. It was just like that thing they use at the dentist's office to suck out your spit and stuff. They really should sell those at Wal-Mart or something.
One totally weird thing I wasn't expecting, is how oiley my face gets. I mean, I try to wash it but I can't really feel it, so I think I must not be doing a good job. My hair's also sticky from the tape they used to keep it out of my face and I can't seem to get all of it off. Maybe this calls for more pain medication...
A little while ago a friend called me asking if I wanted her to bring me a milkshake. Oh, I wish.
I wish, I wish, I wish I could use a straw. Unfortunatley though, my lips don't even come close to closing, or really even moving for that matter. No kidding, they're like big hard lumps that I can't do anything with. Like breast implants, but on my face.
Anyway, I'd say that overall today was a five. Not too great, not too bad. It lifted my spirits to hear that lots of people are following what write on here and have asked other people how I'm doing. Plus, my brother bought me a dry erase board so I'm communicating better than I was a few days ago.
All I want right now is a pizza. Or a hamburger. I'd even settle for a corndog, if I could just chew!
But right now, after experimenting with raspberry sherbet and ginger ale, it looks like I'm still stuck with Ensure. It tasted like diet chocolate and makes my mouth all gunky, but it's better than nothing.
And finally, today's pictures:
Current Weight: 112.5 lbs
Current Task: Cleaning the blood out of my nose and off my teeth