Day 7

Every time I start one of these posts, my morning is typically good, and my evening is less than good. I am writing this with EVERY intent of making it through this day nausea free and getting this posted on time!

I woke up in the middle of the night craving some real food, so my mom blended some soup for me at like 3 am. She is such a rockstar :)

When I woke up again at 7:30, my mom and I took a walk around the block. I had been planning to take a 20 minute walk every day, but I never anticipated my lips staying so swollen, and with the beautiful weather that has finally showed up in the midwest, there are far too many outside for me to waltz on by looking this way. I took advantage of being awake so early and it was SO nice to get out, even if it was only a 5 minute walk. My butt is getting so sore from sitting and laying all the time!

The pills I was prescribed for the sores on my lips are definitely not going to work out. They are so big, and even when I break them, they are not smooth enough on the edges and they get stuck in my throat. I tried crushing them and mixing them in a smoothie, but the taste was so terrible I couldn't possibly take them that way. It tasted like there was alcohol in my smoothie. My mom called the surgeon and he prescribed me some liquid form of the medication, that ended up costing us $143! ARE YOU KIDDING ME? The stupid horse pills that I didn't take were $40, and now this is another $143. It just makes this whole swollen lips situation that much more frustrating.

I ate a full small chili from Wendy's today! Woohoo!

My boyfriend woke up early this morning and came over to my parents house to surprise me with flowers before he had to head to work. He only had about 15 minutes to hang out, but I haven't been able to see him since Wednesday, and it was so nice to see him again :) I am seriously lacking in the being a good girlfriend department, but he has been really sweet through this whole thing. I am a lucky girl!

**I didn't make it. again. Around 5 pm I was hit with nausea that lasted until 3 am. I slept nearly this entire time, waking up briefy, with a cold towel on my head. I seriously cannot figure out WHAT is causing this. Sorry for yet another late post :-\


  • Rhianna | May 31, 2011 at 4:00 PM

    It really good that you have started walking Dani! It will really help and make you feel more alive and less like a hermit stuck at home :)
    $143 for medication, that is INSANE but hopefully its worth every cent and make you feel better! Thats the main thing :)

    My antibiotics are like horse pills, my nurses at the hospital even commented on how huge they were. I don't know how I have even managed to get them down but so far so good!

    Your are looking remarkable good Dani! Your swelling is less extreme at the bottom half then mine and you chin looks great on side profile. You don't look like a butter pumpkin which is my new name at home!


  • Anonymous | May 31, 2011 at 6:03 PM

    Sorry that you are getting nauseous so much. That really sucks. Hopefully it doesn't last much longer. I know Tresa was also dealing with a lot of nausea so perhaps she has some ideas.

    By the way, you look great, Angelina Jolie lips aside. You have a great chin, I bet you will be thrilled out that once you are feeling better.

  • S N | May 31, 2011 at 6:12 PM

    wow ur swelling is really going down very quickly in your face. your lips seem to be the annoying part of the swelling, but that'll soon go away and youre gonna feel much better once those get back to normal size. maybe its the swelling that is causing the nausea? well hope you feel better soon! xo

  • Braced Blogger | May 31, 2011 at 8:28 PM

    Dani, you're looking so fantastic girl! I'm sorry that I haven't posted in a couple of days. Hectic holiday weekend. But I was thinking of you and wanted you to know that!

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