Back to Work

So, I’m back to work having woken up this morning well on the road to recovery.

I’m pretty much off the painkillers now, and there is a bit of discomfort but nothing I can’t handle (see, I’m getting all brave now, after the event).  To be honest, the actual pain wasn’t half as bad as I’d expected, the surprise was the amount my jaw swelled up.  This didn’t really hurt, it was just uncomfortable as I couldn’t open my mouth very far nor close it entirely, meaning all food had to be slurped off a spoon in liquid form.  My tongue became ulcerated in one place too, but thanks to the wonders of Medigel, that little problem was soon dispensed with.

My face is still swollen and a nice yellow bruise is developing.  The jaw is still tender, although oddly not in the area of the teeth, which makes me wonder if there is a nerve centre further along the jawbone where all pain is focussed.  I am not ready to devour a huge burger and I doubt I’ll be able to for a day or so yet, but I’m looking forward to stuffing my face with junk food in order to put back on the weight I’ve lost.  I was not exactly Fatty of the Year before, but now I look like something out of Belsen.

I’ve got a bit of recovery to go yet, but hopefully I’m over the worst.  Fortunately, I was prescribed antibiotics to keep infection at bay, and my lying in bed without moving a muscle, mouth open, for the first 2 days seems to have paid off.

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4 Responses to Back to Work

  1. Tatyana says:

    I see…so now you look like that capitalist-pig picture of yours ALL the TIME? (sans the cigar, naturally)

    Seriously though, my condolences; been there. Imagine, now, not allowed to eat anything crunchy (pizza,f.ex) for 5 yrs since it might disturb the braces…

  2. Tim Newman says:

    5 years? Wow, that’s a bit harsh. Don’t fancy that much.

  3. Tatyana says:

    But imagine how good life felt right after the ban was lifted!

    Hope you’re feeling better today.

  4. Tim Newman says:

    Yeah, I bet! I devoured a chicken club sandwich today from the Salmonella outlet across the road from my office (they sell ‘em for less than $2, with french fries).

    It was a bridge too far though, I couldn’t open my once cavernous mouth to accomodate it, so half of it went down my tie. But I feel much better, thank you.

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