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  •  I spent two months (12+ / 0-)

    with my jaws wired when I was 18. I can't speak to nutritional value so much, but taste-wise, there are lots of ways to improve Ensure.

    Fruit juices, sherbets, sorbets, applesauce-consistency fruits can be blended with the Ensure in endless combinations.

    Oh- and beer. Alone, not with Ensure.

    Don't try to puree pizza. Just don't.

    Best wishes for a quick recovery.

    Anyone who scoffs at happiness needs to take their soul back to the factory and demand a better one. -driftglass

    by postmodernista on Tue Jan 21, 2014 at 03:23:22 PM PST

    •  I have had 3 broken jaws (2+ / 0-)
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      postmodernista, WakeUpNeo

      One was for the original accident, the other 2 were reconstructive.
      Pain beyond belief.
      The crock pot can be your best friend.
      Put chicke, steaks veggies or anything you like in it, then when soft enough blend it and drink from a straw.
      I drank carnation instant, ice cream, soups ect.
      I actually gained weight the 1st time.
      However, after my 2nd surgery I got a real bad flu.
      I still had lots of pain and was on soft food. But you know how memories of food are when you get sick.
      I would go to the store and get nauseated looking at soft food.
      For months I lived on sugar cookie dough;).

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