With that being said, this liquid/soft diet sucks! I have lost 6 pounds since the accident last week. 6 whole pounds. EEEK! I have 5 weeks to go on this diet and so I am trying my best to figure out ways to get as many calories in as possible so I don't lose much weight. Meet my new best friend--THE NINJA!
In desperation/starvation last night, I decided to go and purchase myself this bad boy and I am SO glad I did. I made spaghetti for dinner for the fam last night and then I threw in some noodles, bolognese and even some steamed carrots and broccoli. In 15 seconds, I had a big bowl of
slop spaghetti and it was actually very good. Liquid spaghetti! Yum! This morning I had a nice breakfast of soy, cocoa, cream of wheat, banana, and a little peanut butter mixed in for fun. It was nice. I am learning and will get the hang of this whole liquid gig and hopefully keep my weight in check these next 5 weeks. Fingers xd.
So, today I went into the surgeon who saw me on a Sunday, yes a Sunday! So thankful to have some good connections with some fabulous dental peeps. They did a new scan and some awesome imagery of my face and jaw. Turns out I have two additional fractures along with the condyle fracture. I have a fracture just below my two bottom front teeth and also at the bottom of my chin which is what hit the road first in the accident. We didn't about the two other fractures until today. Good news is...stitches are now out! YAY!
Total fractures: 3- Total teeth damaged: 7
|Took this today. The swelling has gone down but my left cheek is still fat and crooked.|
I'm hanging in there and staying positive. I think the hardest part is not being able to eat what I want. The pain is actually manageable now. So, total recovery if the bands works is 8-10 weeks. If I have surgery, I don't know yet. Dr. C said to keep it light but I can get on the bike and can try to swim, but I will not be able to run for a few weeks. I'm not actually sure if I can swim right now, (turning my head to breath might be a prob) but I am damn sure going to try. I will keep it all easy until healed and then get busy with my training. It's 2015 and I have a lot to do!! Thanks again for all the messages. And to all of you who have messaged me about coming over to clean my house and to babysit...I will be calling you first thing in the morn ha ;) j/k. But I do appreciate the kindness from all. Much appreciated. xoxo