Wednesday, September 14, 2011

My Wisdom Teeth Diet

It's been a week, and I haven't really strayed away from eating soft foods.
Last Wednesday, I had my wisdom teeth extracted.

I only had three of them. 
I had the two upper, and the bottom left.

My bottom tooth decided it wanted to be funny.
This is how it grew in:

 The only thing, is that it actually cut through and was aimed at the actual tooth instead of the roots.

I spent all of Wednesday on the couch watching TV. 
The doctor said I had to keep ice on my face for 20 minutes, then take it off for 20 minutes, then back on and so on, all the way up until I went to bed that night.
And I did, because I didn't want to stay swollen.

I was so hungry when I got home, so I ate.
This is what I had:

I had 3 throughout the course of the day.
I was so afraid of getting food where they had cut, so I didn't dare eat anything but food that I didn't have to chew.

The nurse told my dad that I had to have a frosty that day.
So for dinner the family had Wendy's and my dad brought me home a large frosty.

He's such a good dad. :)

I went to bed with Vicodin in me, so I could sleep without being in pain.

The next day, I was feeling better, and I knew that yogurt wasn't going to enough to eat.
Luckily, I had done some grocery shopping for lunch for work and bought some of this:

I was able to tongue the macaroni to death without chewing, so I felt relieved I didn't have to live on yogurt for another day.
Don't get me wrong, I love yogurt, but it's not filling to me.

On Friday, I ate the same thing. I ventured that evening at dinner and tried two soft tacos. 
(Impromptu date night post to come)
I didn't finish the tortilla they were in, but I did eat all meat, lettuce and cheese.
Man, did I feel good after that. I filled myself more than I had since Tuesday!
If you know me, you know I love food, and going without a lot of it for a few days, wasn't the greatest time of my life. For sure.

As the weekend continued, I tried chicken tenders and fries and other various foods, but nothing to extreme.
I have yet to eat potato chips or anything crunchy or extremely hard.
I'm scared to death that if I do, the food is going to catch and I'm going to rip out my stitches.

Tomorrow I go back to the doctor for a check up and hopefully everything looks good and is healing properly.
I know it's kind of pessimistic of me, but I always expect the worst case scenario. 
I hope for the best, but expect the worst. 

Have you had your wisdom teeth out?
What did you eat?
How did you spend your recovery days?



Ashleigh said...

Oh no! It hurts to get them taken out! I had mine out years ago. I think I only ate ice cream and pudding for a few days!

Rod and Alex - aka: "Rolex" said...

Mmmm! I know it's painful to have your wisdom teeth out...but I sure do love yogurt, easy mac and pudding!!
Hope you're feeling 100%

Stephanie said...

Oh my, what a diet! I had a similar problem with my wisdom teeth except the right bottom one was coming in sideways towards my cheek. When they were removed, I had to get stitches in the lower part of my gum and in the side of my cheek. Then, to make matters worse, I had an allergic reaction to the vicodin and couldn't keep anything down! So for about a week, I couldn't eat, could really talk b/c of the cotton, etc. packed in around the stitches, and couldn't take any pain killers!! Ironic that they're called wisdom teeth - I think they're actually pretty stupid.

PS - just discovered your blog! I have to say, I'm quite a fan already. Hope you're feeling better soon! :)