In the nearly three weeks since my injury, the one thing that I’ve been completely unsuccessful at getting into my diet has been whole grains. The day after my surgery, I had my failed attempt at oatmeal. A little less than a week later, I dropped some fine cracker crumbs into soup, only to have them expand after absorbing moisture. For dinner today, I made an attempt at something that I really thought would work, but I was disappointed.
I made some whole wheat couscous and added a few spoonfuls to some vegetable broth, hoping to just drink it like a soup. The couscous seemed to get through the straw without any trouble, but most of it didn’t get past my teeth. I made a brief attempt at trying to blend the stuff before giving up and pouring it down the drain. I still have quite a bit of couscous left, but it’ll have to wait in the refrigerator until I can open my mouth again.