Jaw wired shut. Need more liquid ideas

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  1. 87Z

    87Z OT Supporter

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    My jaw is currently wired shut, and will be for at least another two weeks

    Ive been trying to eat (drink) as much as i can, but have still lost over 10 lbs since the surgery on the 9th

    What I have / had

    cytosport cytogainer - mint chocolate
    EAS 100% whey protein - strawberry
    EAS 100% whey protein - vanilla
    random Ensure, Boost, etc. bottles. (can only find vanilla / strawberry)
    V8 juices / smoothies
    I can blend up some ice cream into the shakes


    Ive been eating more and more every day, but the big problem I have is variety of flavors

    :o

    anyone ever have their jaw wired shut? or just other tips for getting more calories?
     
  2. solarian

    solarian ya heard

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    mix some peanut butter in with your drinks
     
  3. 87Z

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    ill give it a shot next time i drink
     
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    what happened? i cant imagine having my shit wired shut id probably kill myself.
     
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    strawberry store brand ensure plus...

    cheaper then the name brand and you can knock out 2000+ cals in about 10 minutes of chugging
     
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    Yes. I had mine wired shut for a month in the beginning of 2006, and then in a splint for a month after that.



    I lived on ensure, milk, and various stuff blended in like peanut butter, yogurt, etc. I also drank a few glasses of juice per day and tried to drink v8, but even that was too thick to get through. I also watched the food network every day as a way to feel connected to real food... In retrospect it seems masochistic in a sense :o


    If they keep you in a splint after they take the wire off, you still won't be able to eat solid food, but you can open your mouth. If that's the case, then get a food processor and blend up anything you want to eat -- chilli, ground meat in some kind of sauce to help it liquify, soup, potatoes, pasta, etc.
     
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    I wouldn't suggest oats. They won't blend down small enough to make it past the teeth. I could barely get V8 juice through my teeth and that stuff is practically water.
     
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    is your face super puffed up? that part pissed me off but it gets better with time... Mine was 95% normal after 2 months or so. I had the wire and splint for extra long because I coincidentally broke my jaw two weeks before my scheduled jaw surgery to correct my bite... Pretty ridiculous cause I couldn't eat solid food for 2 weeks before the surgery so I already lost 10-15lbs before losing another 10 or so with the wire.
     
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    What the hell do guys do that requires your jaw to be wired shut?

    I have a under-bite and that kinda causes my jaw to protrude a bit. My mom used to tell me to get surgery to correct it, but when I found out my jaw had to be wired shut for it I said FUCK THAT!!

    So what happens if your jaw is wired shut and you have to throw up or something?
     
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    1 cup oats
    1.5 scoop whey protein
    1 tbsp peanut butter
    1 cup fruit punch

    decent shake
     
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    I threw up a shitload of blood about 30 minutes after coming-to after my surgery. It was fucking awesome... sprayed everywhere through the wire and even out of my nose. I was so drugged up that I was like "KICK ASS!" in my head. They make sure there's no solids in you for a good 12 hours before surgery, so even if you yack there won't be anything coming up.

    My personal case was just that my bite sucked. If i bit into a sandwich or something I could not cut all the way through it with my incisors (front teeth) because they didn't touch... So they sawed my upper jaw in a couple places and screwed it into a position that my bite was perfect. I still have screws in my face that I can feel through the skin and my face x-rays look crazy when I get one haha.
     
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    for those asking what happened....

    3 drunk freshman tried starting shit with my friend and I on our way to taco bell at 2am a few weeks ago. One of the 3 threw a punch at my friend, I leaned over, put my arm out and deflected it from hitting him, not thinking. Left the entire side of my face wide open for the 6'4" dude to crack me once and take of running :ugh2:

    heres a pic 2 days after I got out of the emergency room. Ended up with 6 broken bones in my face, including my jaw.



    Heres the pic from 2 days after getting released from the hospital after my 8 hour reconstructive surgery :wtc:
     
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    damn that sucks ass dude. I hope your recovery goes well.
     
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    What happens though if you end up getting sick say 2 weeks after the surgery after you're eating shakes and all that again? I've always wondered.

    So would you say the surgery was worth it? My incisors don't line up exactly either, but I don't really have trouble eating because of it (yet). My jaw originally moved out when I was younger (about 14) and since I never got braces it was never fixed. I have not really noticed it getting worse over the last 8-10 years, but the thought of getting my jaw wired shut scares the shit out of me to no end.

    Props for going through that bro.
     
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    My procedure was at 945am. I wasnt allowed to consume ANYTHING 12 hours before it. No water, not even a breath mint. So I show up then, sit around, get an IV, sit around, talk to like 6 different specialists, get put under, wake up. All they could give me was water, and I had to stay the next day until after 11am to see the surgeon before I was released. At that point I had gone 40 hours with nothing but water :o
     
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    thanks man.

    Im hoping to be unwired a week from monday. Its the earliest I am able to. Could be another two weeks after that though. I dont need a splint afterwards though :bigthumb:
     
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    :dunno: you'd just throw up the liquid through the wire and you'd be fine.


    If you do it your experience won't be as bad as mine... typically you get 2 weeks of the wire and 2 weeks with just the splint (a plastic thing that is connected to your teeth, but you can still open your mouth, you just can't really chew. I was an idiot and got drunk on new years eve, slipped and slammed my face into the concrete... They said when they did my surgery 2 weeks later, I had loose fragments of bone floating around inside my face, so I needed more time with the wire on to let it heal.
     
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    energie I like to place an order.. the name? Situation the

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    i got into a fight and got hit in the jaw and had to have it wired shut.

    If you throw up they give u a pair of surgical scissors to cut the wires off so you can puke
     
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    :werd:

    i have to carry them with me everywhere i go
     
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    Under bite crew. :cool:

    I had a few people tell me to get mine fixed too. I don't really care now though, I think I'd look weird with a fixed jaw.

    Besides getting wired, you also need to worry about half of your face getting paralized. I've had a few dentists warn me about that and also knew a girl it happened to. Scary stuff.
     
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    yikes... did you manage to catch the fuckers?
     
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    we came across them a half hour later outside a dorm. They tried to start shit again till the police rolled up and they took off running inside. :greddy:

    Met with a detective when I got back to school (was home for 2 weeks for the surgery) and went over security camera footage of the door they ran in. Picked the kids out. They had to swipe an ID card to get into the building, and the police can pull names from who swiped their card to open the door.;

    so detective has name and picture. Just a matter of time :dunno:
     
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    That is scary. I didn't have to worry about it... got mine done at UCSF which has some of the best oral surgeons for this kind of thing in the world (or so I've been told). The whole thing went down without a hitch.
     
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    How the hell do you end up with half your face paralyzed?
     
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