I hate eating in public!
Posted 20 October 2012 - 07:42 AM
Posted 20 October 2012 - 08:22 AM
Oh dear, it does sound rather awkward, particularly if you're having a problem keeping the food in your mouth whilst eating. Fortunately, I only have very little skin involvement and it hasn't affected the size of my mouth (some people [my husband, for instance] would say that's a pity......it might keep me quiet! ) Nor does it inhibit my appetite (mind you, nothing does that! ) I suppose the only good thing is that it would mean I'd have to eat more slowly.
I do have a habit of speaking very fast (ask Susie!) as sometimes my brain is running quicker than I can talk, which means it's easy to spit without meaning to, if not very careful!
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Posted 20 October 2012 - 06:48 PM
I can relate to that! I have learned to ask for lots of napkins, and in a restaurant that has cloth ones I always ask for more paper ones. I am just a mess. Between not being able to open my mouth far enough to bite into a sandwich and hands that drop things everywhere I look like a toddler just sat there when I get up to leave. Even though my doctor says my mouth has returned to normal size and my skin has softened I still have problems. I have learned to order things I know I can manage or cut, and just tell people I'm a pig.
Amazingly, my husband is the neatest eater and doesn't even really need a napkin.