No Straws allowed!
Liquid diet for a day or so; then soft foods only to promote healing after the tooth extraction.
Life was going along fine until hunger pains hit. I seem to remember way back in the refrigerator a tiny box with soy chocolate milk. Yum!!! That would taste mighty good, be refreshing, and provide nutrition. So I shook up the box and inserted the tiny straw that was affixed to the box.
I thought nothing of it until Steve comes up the stairs, took one look at me, and shouted,
“Why are you drinking from a straw? The instructions say no straws because it might break up the clotted area.”
I honestly thought following the rules would be a piece of cake (no pun intended.)