One of my sisters of the heart (I have a number of them) had sinus surgery yesterday. She's fine.
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But I was surprised how unprepared she was for the aftermath of her surgery.
She has to mouth breathe until her sinuses heal, but she had no ice crusher for making ice chips, and no humidifier to moisten the air so her mouth and throat didn't dry out, and no soft foods that she could eat quickly without chewing too much so she could breathe.
She's a smart woman and her husband is also smart. These things just never occurred to them. It may have been denial, as she hates surgery and he hates to see her suffer, so they just didn't think about it.
Silly me, I just assumed they'd think about the aftermath and be prepared for it.
When I got home from work, I dashed over with a humidifier, and some ice cream and orange juice (two of her comfort foods). I don't have an ice crusher to lend, so her husband will just have to go out to buy her crushed ice as needed.
Lumberjack Itzl is prepared for the cold front, keeping those ears warm with his lumbrjack hat: