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Health update

The stitches came out this morning, but that hasn't improved my looks one little bit. My lip: still swollen and showing a bloody gash. My cheek: still swollen and covered in a big purple bruise. My jaw: the same. My knees: grazed and bruised. More bruises on my left shoulder, elbow and breast, and another bloody gash on my left shin.

The dentist was able to put back one (eye) tooth; but I seem to have swallowed the tooth that came after it in the aftermath of the fall. Despite starting on the disinfecting mouthwash within 24 hours of knocking my teeth out, my palate has become slightly infected as a result of which I have become slightly feverish, while the pain in my mouth is wearing me out. I can't eat, making me feel weak as a kitten. I survive on 2 or 3 mugs of yoghurt a day, which I painfully suck through a straw; it wards off the hunger pangs but can hardly be described as a satisfying meal. Still, I expect this new diet will allow me to lose a little weight, so it looks like some good is likely to come out of this sorry situation, after all.

Obviously, I've had to suspend the 365 Photo A Day project...for the foreseeable, at least.

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janedavitt
Mar. 23rd, 2012 12:20 pm (UTC)
Poor sweetie! It's so frustrating when it's something that really only time will heal; you want to go to sleep for a while and wake up healed.

The mouth does heal itself well though so I hope the infection goes down soon which will help your overall state.

::many cuddles::
gamiila
Mar. 23rd, 2012 01:38 pm (UTC)
Patience - it's not my greatest virtue...but I'm learning ;-)
enigmaticblues
Mar. 23rd, 2012 01:48 pm (UTC)
Yikes! I hope you heal quickly!
gamiila
Mar. 23rd, 2012 03:30 pm (UTC)
So do I! In the meantime, I'll just keep telling myself over and over: "This too shall pass" ;-)
cheesygirl
Mar. 23rd, 2012 02:20 pm (UTC)
Oh, you poor thing! I hope you start feeling better soon. The cats are being good nurses, I hope?

Over here you can get those meal replacement drinks, like Ensure or Boost. Something like that might get a bit more nutrition into you than yogurt.

::gentle hugs::
gamiila
Mar. 23rd, 2012 03:33 pm (UTC)
The kitties are being wonderfully supportive...as long as I don't neglect my duties and feed them on time ;-).

Those meal replacement drinks are an idea -- I'll see if our chemist's stock them. Otherwise, they have got these diet shakes...Thanks!
deborahw37
Mar. 23rd, 2012 03:43 pm (UTC)
Oh you poor thing! I so hope you begin to feel better soon
suze2000
Mar. 23rd, 2012 04:04 pm (UTC)
I was going to suggest meal replacement drinks too. Because yoghurt three times a day is a dangerously low calorie intake. Get the ones that are high in calories, not the diet ones. It's all very well and good to look on the bright side, but I'm sure you're aware that starvation diets ruin your metabolism in the long run. And if it hurts as much as I imagine, you probably still won't be getting a proper (even diet) amount of calories in you.

Meanwhile, can I just say that sounds really awful and it heaps suffering on your unemployment, which is NOT NICE, Universe! I hope your karmic reward comes soon (once your face heals up, so you can enjoy it). xxx
fenchurche
Mar. 23rd, 2012 04:17 pm (UTC)
Oh wow... I can't believe I missed your previous post. Not good! I'm glad the dentist was able to save the tooth, though! Heal quickly!

{{hugs}}
bogwitch
Mar. 24th, 2012 12:40 am (UTC)
Sounds so painful. Poor you!
herself_nyc
Mar. 24th, 2012 08:11 pm (UTC)
Oy. Feel better soon!
gamiila
Mar. 24th, 2012 09:24 pm (UTC)
Thank you, I'll do my best!
meko00
Mar. 27th, 2012 11:16 am (UTC)
I hope you're recovering, sorry to read about your accident.
gamiila
Mar. 27th, 2012 07:38 pm (UTC)
I am, slowly but surely. Thanks!
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