I am out of Percocet now, but the pain is tolerable with ibuprofen. Blood still clots my throat, but it is slowly dislodging and being expelled. My diet so far has consisted of soup, pudding, and applesauce. My pride is still bruised, but no one has ever died from embarrassment. All in all, it seems that my healing is on schedule.
You guys take care and I will chat with you all soon.