I've managed to go 27 years without ever having had real surgery or having to undergo anesthesia.
Tomorrow, that surgery-less stretch comes to an end.
I'll be having my one wisdom tooth extracted, lest it continue growing and yield infections or crooked teeth.
And although we have a fridge full of delicious, crunchy vegetables from our CSA and from the farmers' market in Springfield, Illinois (where I was last week--more on that soon), I don't think I'll be eating any of those with my raw and impaired mouth. So, this leaves me wondering just what exactly I will be eating.
What are some favorite soft foods that carried you all through wisdom teeth surgery? Any general advice?
So far, I'm thinking: oatmeal, mashed sweet potatoes, refried beans, applesauce, smoothies, avocado, pureed soups. And I've read that pineapple juice is good for healing?
What else, to keep me nourished and fed?