Way back in 2006, I had some oral surgery done. Turns out the procedure had to be repeated.
The first time around, I had no idea how bad the swelling would get so I didn’t take any measures to reduce it. As a result, I looked like a mouse… quite freakish:
This time around, I was a lot more diligent with the ice pack and things turned out a bit better. By 6pm I had only minor swelling.
Lesson: ice packs are your friend. Then, at dinner I had a healthy chewy type dish and the stress from all that chewing basically made me swell up just as bad as last time. Ug. This is me, with some instagram filter applied for dramatic effect.