Really do try and stay away from anything hot or cold for awhile. It does help.
When u have hurt for so long patience goes out the door. So try thinking for pleasant places and relaxation hehehe won't work but sounds good anyway.
Try to sleep as much as you can and hopefully time will pass quickly.
The hardest thing will be not eating too much at one time, especially when u are hungry. But it hurts, eat every hour if it makes u feel better. When it heals and you can eat you will always have to chew chew chew, but the weight will come back on. Did you have a hernia? Sounds like you might have.
That makes healing even slower.... sorry I could have left that off
Just remember, we are here and you can vent all u want. We do know what you are going thru.