On Thanksgiving day, 1988, my eighteen year
old son suffered a broken jaw during a soccer game.
In order to stabilize the broken bone, it was
necessary for his jaw to be wired shut. My first
thought was, "What is he going to eat?" I asked the
Oral Surgeon if he could provide me with a dietary
guide. He shook his head as he handed me a booklet,
saying "This probably won't help much." The booklet
suggested blending your usual meals. You can
imagine how appetizing that was!
It was not long before I realized that there
just were no good books out there to help us through
this situation. It wasn't just the fixing of soups
and drinks, there were many other issues to deal
with. I decided that if this was difficult for me (
I am a nurse and also an avid cook) it surely was
difficult for many others. As time went on and I
experimented with recipes and dealt with the other
problems that a person with a wired jaw faces, I
decided to write a book, not just a book, a guide.
The Healing Kitchen contains a "How To" guide,
liquid diet survival hints, information to help
prevent weight loss, how to add extra protein to the
diet and a "First day shopping list". My hope was
to provide a book that would answer the questions
and deal with the issues that faced my son when in a
matter of moments, he was unable to take in solid
foods of any kind. If you have had this
experience you know that there is no time to
prepare. The hardest part is that suddenly you have
to figure everything out for yourself.
Unfortunately the Doctor's offices are usually not
very helpful. The person with the broken jaw is
going to soon be hungry, whether they can eat or
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The Healing Kitchen
3077 Hair Lake Rd
Summerville Ga 30747