Thank you to the letter 'Q'...

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I've discovered something that has helped me tackle some basic eating issues - my lower floats a bit (Day 5) but if I form my lips in preparation for saying a 'q word' it holds my lowers in place while I try and chew.

Have to realize, though, that this is a lot like playing the guitar. One has to develop a hard surface (we refer to it as a 'callous') on our fingers or playing a long time really hurts! I suspect that this is also the case with our dentures.

Right now, my denture sits on top of stitches, which are holding together spongy tissue. There is no hard surface, and it is tender under there! Most of my biting force goes into compressing this interstitial layer of soft tissue and unhealed bone. This will take time and there is no way to rush it, because there is not yet a hard surface for the denture to rest upon.

I always try and remove the context of the situation and evaluate the physics involved. Because of this, I know that down the road this hardness will form; I will get used to them and I will eat once again. 
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janet

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That’s a great tip
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Landon S Johnson

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Thank you!

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Yep, gotta play through the pain, or else have soft baby fingers. Eating will be a bit tender at first, but it does get better