Sorry for the nasty photo without warning. I couldn't resist sharing how freakish my tongue looked with the crazy swelling from the anesthesia. It was almost twice as big initially. I was sad that by the time I got home to photograph it the swelling had already subsided a lot. As a dietitian, I am experimenting with different diets to test their effectiveness on post partum weight loss. I have found that having stitches in your tongue is positively correlated with shedding some pounds.