Throat Blog — Wrapped a Bit Too Tight


Before I get to the subject, more important news to start with. I had 3 square meals today.


  • 2 eggs scrambled and pureed
  • Banana
  • Cream of Wheat
  • Orange Juice
  • Milk


  • Pureed Beef
  • Pureed Carrots
  • Pureed Broccoli
  • Pureed Mixed Berries
  • Milk


  • Pureed Chicken
  • Pureed Broccoli
  • Mashed Potatoes
  • Milk
  • Orange Sherbert

Everything went through my G-tube with minimal problems. I did have a couple of instances where I pushed the syringe too hard without holding it onto the tube hard enough spraying whatever I was eating at the time all over…but I have a bath towel over most of what was within the target zone, so not much actual mess.

Now, to the subject. When the residents came through this morning to check the drain tubes, they also put a compression bandage around my neck, pretty tightly (on direction of the surgeon). It felt weird all day, but when the surgeon came through this afternoon she immediatly commented on how swollen my face was. Seems the compression bandage was a bit too tight. I went and looked at myself in the bathroom mirror and I look like someone who just had all 4 wisdom teeth pulled.

She loosened the bandage a bit. Note sure if it was loosened enough. I think the swelling is down, some. We’ll see how it is in the morning when the residents come back. If it is still swollen, maybe a bit more loosening is in order. Of course, if it isn’t swollen I’ll have to somehow convince them to not make it so tight, again.

Meanwhile, I got my mail, my electrolarynx, and my beard trimmer. Sorted and threw away most of the mail. Played with the electrolarynx a bit (going to need to practice a lot, but more on that later). About to go spread a towel across the bathroom sink and get rid of as much of this hair that has accumulated on my face the past 3…nearly 4 weeks as I can.

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