Shelter-in-Place Journal, Day 355

The post-operative instructions from the oral surgeon said to stay at home and rest on the first day after surgery (yesterday). Today’s instructions allowed for “light activities but avoid strenuous physical activity”, so Diane and I took three walks and I managed to close the Move ring on my watch while doing so.

There’s been virtually no pain, soreness, or swelling so far; I have been following the guidelines and taking lots of ibuprofen and using an ice pack off and on all day. They suggest I discontinue the ice pack tomorrow, but I’m supposed to stay on the ibuprofen for a bit longer, just in case.

And I still have my sense of smell – I wondered if it might vanish again overnight, but so far, so good.