One thing I was not prepared for was the effects of topomax. The day after surgery I was very dry mouthed and would choke on solid food. I knew the dry mouth is typical after surgery but this was ten times worse. I stopped the medication cold turkey. It has taken 2 weeks where things are starting to taste better. I lived on fruit, pudding,and jello. I did drink ensure to give me extra benefits. I started taking topomax about 3 weeks before surgery trying to avoid the surgery. I will never take the medication again. Just wanted everyone to be aware. This has hampered my healing because if not eating correctly.
Good luck to everyone. I go back to work in a month and afraid of the stress. I will fight it all.