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24 November 2010 @ 12:34 pm
Day Three  

Less swelling and general achiness, but more discrete discomfort, mostly at the stitches, I think. Doing a fairly good job of not poking at said stitches (which I think actually run between my teeth). Taking 1/2 Lorcet every three hours rather than one every six hours -- same total dose, but since the half-life seems to be about five hours, I'm mostly staying ahead of the pain. I probably could cope at work as long as people were willing to be compassionate about my slightly mushy speech.

Have decided to stick with liquids rather than soft foods, because I really do not like the sensation of particles getting caught in the stitches.
browngirl on November 24th, 2010 05:51 pm (UTC)
I'm glad things are improving, and I appreciate the detail in which you're recording this. It's honest and informative.
Janet Miles, CAP-OMjanetmiles on November 24th, 2010 08:27 pm (UTC)
Thank you for saying that -- I am detailing it mostly for myself so that I'll know / remember what to expect from the remaining procedures, but I do like the feedback and kind wishes for healing, and it's nice to know that I'm not boring or squicking those of my friends who venture behind the cut tag.
mujetdebois on November 24th, 2010 08:04 pm (UTC)
I'm glad that you are improving! I have been in your position so I know just how it all feels.

I hope you will be able to enjoy your T-day despite it all.
Janet Miles, CAP-OMjanetmiles on November 24th, 2010 08:25 pm (UTC)
Thank you for the good wishes!
madshutterbug: RN Self Hard at Workmadshutterbug on November 25th, 2010 12:59 pm (UTC)
Yup, what they said. *G* Been there too. One of the oddest sensations I recall is feeling a suture coming loose with my tongue, knowing the size of the suture from working with it, and my tongue reporting a rope flapping around inside my mouth...
Janet Miles, CAP-OMjanetmiles on November 25th, 2010 11:11 pm (UTC)
Heh. Yesterday I got a bit of shredded cheese hung up on the stitches (didn't melt completely in my soup). It felt humongous. I ended up having to get Dale -- who could see what he was doing -- to remove it with a Q-Tip.