I had surgery to remove all 4 of my wisdom teeth on Monday. It’s been a tough week of recovery! The Percocet has made me dizzy, nauseous & itchy. I can’t drive while I’m taking it, so I’ve been confined to the house. I can’t chew much or open my mouth wide, so I am restricted to soft pureed foods like applesauce, ice cream, scrambled eggs and soup.
Everyone said this surgery was an easy way to lose 5 lbs, but instead the scale has risen each day because of the accumulation of drugs in my system! I know it’s not a “real” gain, but it’s still hard to see those numbers creeping up, especially when I am am not able to consume even my daily minimum in points at the moment. There’s been no exercise – I can barely stand up straight, never mind walk or run. It is hard to feel so out of my element. I don’t do well with the lack of independence and change to my normal routine!
As of today, I am weaning off the Percocet onto just ibuprofen. Here’s hoping I start to feel a little more normal soon.