First Surgery Recovery Day 25: Superbowl Sunday

Sunday, February 2, 2014

Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos just got obliterated by the Seattle Seahawks. Unlike every other Superbowl I've ever watched, I did not eat anything delicious this time because of the surgery. No chips and guacamole. No bagel bites. No pizza. No burgers. No brownies and ice cream. No wings. Yes, I said bagel bites. So what did I eat today? Besides some Ensure, Boost Plus and a chocolate/vanilla and banana shake, I blended a fried egg into chicken noodle soup and had that to drink. Yeah. I know. "You had what?"

Today the swelling from my infection has come down even more. Read through Day 23 for full details on how the infection got bad. I've been taking antibiotics every six hours, meaning I take one at 12am, 6am, 12pm and 6pm every day. 6am is the tough time since I have to set an alarm, get out of bed, take the pill, then get back into bed. Just for a few more days of this.

I'll be at work tomorrow, and around 11:45 I'll leave to make it to an appointment with one of my surgeons. I just saw in a text message that the National Weather Service has upgraded tomorrow's winter storm to 5-8 inches of expected snowfall. There's a chance that this means I will be staying home from work or coming home early, though I'm not sure. We'll see. I'm going to the appointment no matter what happens.

In terms of recovering from surgery, today wasn't bad. It was far from one of the bad days. If you're curious how I feel overall on day 25 compared to previous days, today was very easy. I had very few moments of any sort of pain or discomfort. Today's another day I can cross off the list of recovery days. Day 25 down. Almost four weeks since surgery. The next big moment is when my splint comes out. It's a plastic piece that's holding my upper jaw in place while everything heals. It usually comes out 4-6 weeks after surgery. I'm hoping that's next week!

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