I was 25 w/ two kids. it's not fun but hopefully you'll feel its worth it.
i'd reccommend not having your kids for 48 hours or so. you'll be SO swollen... a mess... and popping pain pills like you wouldnt even believe. made SURE u hit the grocery store and get:
applesauce in different flavors, lots
rice a roni....
flavor and some calories anything really with minimal chewing. soups and chowders.
your palate will be mainly covered.... food will taste SO different. much less appealing, sadly.
sleep as much as you can and ICE ICE ICE ICE ICE.
PS if the pain gets SO bad you want to literally die, u have 2 choices. goto the ER and be sedated. and #2 (what i did) take the dentures out. you arent supposed to in the 1st however long, 5 days or whatever. but it'll release the IMMENSE pressure and allow you to ice it and rinse it and manage the pain better prepare for
at 2:18 AM on Aug. 28, 2009