After 36 hours wearing them, I think that getting these braces may have been one of the worst decisions I ever made.
They hurt. Although I can slap bits of wax on the worst poking bits for a little relief.
And eating is pretty much unbearable. Chewing with all those foreign objects attached to all my teeth? Torture.
Yesterday I was away from home all day. At lunch I drank a smoothie because I couldn’t deal with the thought of eating. By late afternoon I was starving. Stopped by a favorite restaurant that makes great comfort food. But all I could manage to consume – with difficulty – was a bit of soup and mashed potatoes. Just had a tiny nibble of applesauce; boxed up the pot roast and brought it home.
So I stopped by the grocery store and got things I can toss into the blender to keep body and soul together without chewing. And also some instant oatmeal that looked nutritious.
This morning I cooked up a bowlful of the oatmeal. It’s OK, but I didn’t realize until I ate some, that it has little flax seeds in it. Little seeds – and I have a mouthful of metal for them to hide in.
Thank goodness for my Water Pik. I may never eat again unless I am at home and can immediately clean my braces afterwards with the Pik.
I’ll be away from home all day today. I’m taking two cold cans of SlimFast in a little cooler, and two straws.