Wednesday, 15 April 2009

Day 8: Mashed Potato

The visit to the OS went swimmingly.

He couldn't believe it's only been a week since surgery.

They're allowing me to take of the bands at the front to eat and brush a little (heavenly) and I have a fair amount of movement, but it is still a little tedious. The bite was a little open on the right, but he is not too concerned as adjustments can be made orthodontically. However, as a precaution the bands are being left a little tighter on the right and doubled over at the front. So I am basically being held shut between meals and talking through my teeth, which isn't so bad as I get a little release.

So off I skipped home with plenty of spare elastics in case of breakages (those bad boys are tricky to double over the hooks!), and boiled up some cheesy mash. I swear, nothing has EVER tasted so good. Still getting used to putting the baby spoon in my mouth with my teeth the other way round, but I'll be happy if the novelty never wears off!

Next up have my first visit to the ortho on Fri, sadly the post-graduate that's been doing my treatment is having her exams so won't be there, but I can't wait for her to see the result in a couple of weeks!


Katherine (Kate) said...

Awesome~ when's the last time you were this excited about mash?! REAL food in your tum!

So good to hear all is going so well, V :)

Rita said...

Sounds great! Glad everything is going well. Thanks for your post on my pictures. You are so sweet. Bless ya!

stephanie said...

Good to hear from you - sounds like you're doing AWESOME!! Hurray!

funkyrhodes said...

Wow, I can't believe it's already been a week! You'll be chomping on hazelnuts and toffee before you know it. You really look great!

Melissa M. said...

Hi!! I just saw your new pictures, and I am so, so, so happy for you! You look wonderful. For a second, I had to double check your user pic to make sure I was on the right blog... you look so different! I can't wait until my surgery, I hope it goes as nicely as yours. Congratulations!!