Well, It's Official
December 6, 2017 1:33pm CST
I went to the doctor, once again, this morning. They needed to look at my jaw again. Yes, it is painful still. I thought for a day or so that it was getting better but, no such luck. I was told this morning that I need to be on a no chew diet for the next six months. That is easy to say. I can eat what I want, within reason, as long as I don't have to chew it. It looks like I will have to become very creative in the kitchen. Everything I eat has to be put through the blender. However, I managed to find the bright spot in all of this. I will most likely lose more weight and that I can get excited about. Hopefully things will be better six months down the road and they won't have to think about surgery anymore. How is your day going?
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• United States
I haven't been here in awhile, been busy, what's wrong with your jaw? I remember when I had to have my jaw surgically reset about 45 years ago before I got braces. Thank goodness for blenders!! I did lose a bunch of weight but I ate well and ironically, I was healthier during my liquid diet than before or after! I liquified pot roast with potatoes and carrots, chili, just about anything the family ate, I ate. But of course no candy or chocolate although I could eat pudding. It was just like eating really good soup! I hope you make the best of it and all goes well!
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• United States
@dragon54u The bone is disintegrating. The joint pops out every time I move my mouth. It is very painful. The operation they would have to do is not guaranteed to really help and would most likely end up locking my jaw. We are trying to give it a rest so that maybe it would help with the pain.
• El Paso, Texas
That makes me hungry @HazySue I love salmon. It's probably one of the easiest foods to eat as it doesn't require a lot of chewing. Eggs shouldn't be to bad either, right? I don't think I'll try the no chew diet though, I love my chips n dip.