Getting My Wisdom Teeth Out
On Saturday, I’m getting all four of my wisdom teeth removed, and I’m a little nervous. It just hit me that I’m actually going to have stitches in my mouth, and the whole thing makes me a little queasy. But I’ve been complaining for more than a couple months now about the pain I’m in, so I figure it’s time for these teeth to go. What I am wondering about is what kind of food can I eat after the surgery?
Here’s what I do know. Warm/hot food and liquid is completely out. That means I’m going to have deal without coffee for a couple days. I’ll probably look and feel like a monster anyway, so oh well. While I thought soup might be a good choice, it also falls into the category of hot liquid, which makes me kind of sad. Soup is the ultimate comfort food, but I guess it just doesn’t work when you’re mouth is torn apart.
Some of the foods that I can eat are:
Ice Cream – While ice cream is delicious, it doesn’t always settle well in my stomach. I have no clue why, but it really stinks. So even though this seems to be a good pick, I’m going to pass.
Yogurt – Even though I can’t eat ice cream without some negative consequences, I’ve never had a problem with yogurt. I eat Greek yogurt for breakfast so this goes right along with my everyday routine.
Mashed Potatoes – This isn’t my preferred way to eat potatoes (I prefer fry form), I guess this one kind of makes sense. My mom rocks when it comes to making mashed potatoes, so I’ll have to ask her to make a special batch for me…extra mashed!
Milkshakes – I don’t really know how I feel about this one. If I make my own milkshake I think it’ll be fine, but I don’t want to go out and buy a milkshake that is overloaded with calories and fat. I guess I might have to try one of these:
Pastina – Cool name, but you don’t know what it is right? OK, so pastina is a type of very small star-shaped noodles. They are softer than most normal noodles, so I should be able to eat them.
Cold Soup – Just the idea of this grosses me out, but since it’s only for a few days, I think I can do it.
Do you have any advice on what I should or should not eat? Do you have a recipe that would be perfect? Please let me know!
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