Just got back from dinner and man, it is difficult knowing what’s soft chew! One of the things on our list of “okay soft chew foods” are french fries, So that’s what I ordered. French fries.
When they got there I noticed they looked especially crunchy and upon eating one realised these were a lot tougher then I had expected. “What do I do?” I start thinking. “I cant send them back and ask for less crunchy fries, thats crazy!”
So I continue to eat them. And now here I am, worrying I’ve fractured my jaw and will need to have the surgery AGAIN and this time, they’re going to have to take a piece of my hip bone as a graft, yikes. Anyone else have this experience? Eating something that you’re not sure was okay?
Mind you, this has happened before. I microwaved some delicious pasta and the micrwave must have made it harder. By the time I chewed on it, I was a hungry hippo and ate the whole thing. It was mama’s pasta and I couldn’t stop myself!
Here’s the frantic email I sent Dr Gunsons office five minutes after indulging:
I made the mistake today of heating up some pasta from yesterday. Didn’t realize that
microwaving the pasta would make it a lot harder. It was so good I ate most of it but left a few pieces that looked specially tougher.
It won’t happen again but it’s not like I’ve done some terrible damage to my jaw right? It feels okay… But I’m doubting myself thinking I chewed something too hard, will need surgery again, and you’re going to have to take a hip graft from me!!
PS I will never eat pasta from a microwave!
It is fine. You can’t do damage by eating microwave pasta, I promise!! No more surgery for you and no hip.
You’re so funny. Have a great day.
Stay away from the microwave. J
Isn’t Kim the best? I know Im being overly worried but my jaw is soar now and Im really worrying that I fractured it or something? Then again, isnt a fracture a broken bone-like situation? Wouldnt I be in excruciating angst?
Good side of this sad story is that:
A) I know not to microwave pasta.
B) I know to stay away from crunchy fries.