Monthly Archives: May 2010


I don’t think I’ve ever really thought about the process of chewing before I had this surgery.

Since I’ve returned to a normal diet, I’ve been trying to make one new recipe a week for dinner. I live alone, so I make the whole recipe and eat the leftovers for other dinners and lunches.

Once again, another recipe I’ve made has jaw parallels. These mushroom-based “cheesesteaks” would be perfect for new chewers (minus the bun).  Steak is often a favorite dream dinner after surgery,  but trust me, it will be a while before you can really chew one. Even if you just chopped up mushrooms and melted some provolone over them, this would be a treat.


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i can eat anything

Really. Anything. Well, except stuff that will break my braces. But no food is off limit anymore. I can chew like a real person. 😀

I made this recipe tonight, and it occurs to me that it would be a tasty and healthy meal for someone who just got chewing clearance and is relearning how to eat. Enjoy!

This weekend will be my first trip to the farmer’s market during which I do most of my grocery shopping. I can’t wait to bite through a fresh, locally grown strawberry.


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eating, eating

I’ve been a bit lax about posting recently as I’ve returned to a regular diet. Today, I ate a Subway turkey sandwich. I bit through a hamburger on Sunday during my birthday dinner. I can’t believe I can use all of these teeth to chew now!

I have thoughts about additional content to add to this blog, but I’d also like to answer any questions you have. What do you want to know about jaw surgery and eating? Ask away!


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jaw double down

Shared a grilled Double Down today. I could bite right through it! It’s not a bad sandwich (if you can call it that), but I’d rather just have the grilled chicken.


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things i have eaten

– Nachos

–  Bits of steak

– A wrap sandwich, albeit unsuccessfully

Biting through things remains a challenge for me, but I’ve mostly returned to a regular eating schedule. I am eating more salad. I like the crunch-crunch between my teeth.

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