As many of you know, I asked a lot of questions before my surgery.
You can’t ask everything, of course, although I gave it a good go.
A friend asked what has surprised me. Here are a few things.
Sushi. It’s still too wide to fit through my compromised jaw. At home, I can slice it thinly. Out, it’s pretty much in the too-hard basket.
Chocolate powder. It’s too messy because I can’t feel my lower lip and chin. I’ve made the move from cappuccinos to flat whites.
Lipstick. It’s harder than I expected. And I mean even with a mirror.
Spaghetti. I got the hang of swallowing and chewing again quite quickly, but spaghetti can still trip me up. It somehow gets caught on my toothless side and I start to choke.
Cereal. Just messy. Period.
Speed. I am always the last to finish a meal. Only chewing on one side slows you down.
And in good news on the recovery front, my left leg and ankle are slowly becoming more mobile. My knee is now less than 2cm short of level with my big toe.