Friday, April 20, 2012

day 8 updates- tequila sunrise and blenders

 Hi everyone,  Just thought I'd do a quick update with pictures, food info, and updates about pain.

Things that I've been eating recently that are good:
Greek yogurt thinned down with juice
soups blended with the immersion blender and strained
delicious homemade potato soup my mom made with milk and butter added! (strained)
boathouse farms drink (see picture below) + odwalla juice

About pain, I'm in very little pain, usually only when I wake up. I've been sleeping for 8 hrs a night which is wonderful, but the pain meds wear off by then.  I've only really been taking liquid ibuprofen for pain 400mg every 4-6hrs (two tabs worth) and that seems to nip it in the bud. A few times i've combined 400mg ibuprofen with 1/2 dose of percocet and some water to get it into the syringe and I call it my own tequila sunrise! lol

I have alot of numbness still and partial numbness in a lot of areas.  I get a lot of tingling sensations in my face, especially my chin, that feel like when your arm falls asleep and it regains feeling and it's almost like a squeezing sensation.

day 6

day 6

Day 7
Day 7

Day 8, mirror image from my webcam

Day 8
so many ways to blend/stain stuff
this is the best blender, wayy cheaper than a vitamix!

this drink tastes like a starbucks frappucino but has tons of added protein, and the  bottle with 4 servings costs less than a small frappucino!


  1. Laura, you're looking so good!!!
    The swelling has majorly gone down. Looks like the bruising is still there.
    Bolthouse makes awesome drinks.
    I find I buy the protein ones a lot in the summer, and yes its sooo much cheaper than going out and getting a regular frap.
    hope your journey continues to go smooth :)

  2. Hi Laura,

    OMG love the tequila sunrise hahah. I was always saying it was happy hour when I got my prescription cocktails. Glad to hear everything is going well and you're starting to feel tingling! Love your pictures, you are looking so pretty! :) :)

  3. Your swelling is definitely look great! Awesome profile. Hooray for tingling. Happy healing :)