Something is stuck...
... in the back of my throat. Ever since eating (or slurping through my closed teeth) a bowl of lobster bisque soup last weekend, I have been feeling a sharp something stabbing me back there. I've been trying unsuccessfully to dislodge it with any number of tricks: from a loud, hacking, Donald Duck-ish-type wheeze, to a bizarre, undulating tongue/throat/head tilt that I'm embarrassed to do even by myself. Alas, I have succeeded in moving the irritating little spike nowhere but perhaps deeper into the soft flesh of the back of my throat. Brilliant.
*Note to others contemplating jaw wiring: STRAIN ALL YOUR LIQUIDS THOROUGHLY.
So I had to cut the wires again today so I could try to retrieve the damn thing with my fingernail, or even just by gargling (have you ever tried to gargle with your teeth together?). No luck so far - I can still feel it, and every time I stick my finger back there to scrape at it I gag. Anyone have any suggestions?
This time I was wired for two full weeks. My jaw is even less stiff than it was the first time - I think because my husband wired my jaw a little more slack than Dr. Ted did.
Today I weighed 172.5, so in 2 weeks I lost 5 pounds. Yay for me!