?

Log in

No account? Create an account

Previous Entry | Next Entry

Friday, 8th November 2013

7.11.13

Yesterday, i had a root-canal done under a crown as it had been troubling me for some time.  When my slightly heavy-handed dentist replaced the crown post a while back, he pushed too hard and split the root.  To cut a long and boring story short, several antibiotic prescriptions later [to cut infections], i said DO SOMETHING.  It turned out to be the sort of extraction of fabled myth!

i joked with the Dentist about having lots of anaesthetic injections once, that weren't working as i had an abscess under a tooth [which simply absorbed it all] - boy, talk about jinxing myself!  Two shots went in, sat around & let them work - back into the surgery - no, can still feel that.  He wound up putting 6 or 7 more, trying to deaden the root, to the extent i had to get him to stop and let me rinse my mouth & throat as the anaesthetic was going down and starting to work on the side of my throat!  It also tasted VILE.  Several heaves with his pliers, drilling and more heaves - interspersed with the shots - and some considerable pain later, he got out both sides of the split root.  He had to be careful of the crown behind it, which didn't help. And yes, not an abscess but a damn CYST [we examined the bloody shards together and i could see it], absorbing the anaesthetic. Arrrrrrrgh! Boy, was i glad when it was all done!  i hates him...

i'm to let it heal for 8 weeks! So it'll be January before he'll take impressions and i'll get a bottom plate; he plans to give me a couple of teeth at the back on the other side, which will give me some chewing action. i'm rather concerned about that as anything in my mouth makes me gag - even the cotton wadding over the extraction, a couple of times. *sigh* Such are the problems of getting old, m'dears, and trying to keep your teeth as long as possible!

i had to go into town after the dentist as the left lens of my bifocals kept popping out. They replaced the screw; so far, so good. Weird feeling, world slightly out of focus, trying not to gag on the cotton wad. i did get some more of the Lakelands freezer bags i wanted too. We have a good shop here.

Today, i went to view and attend the re-opening of the Lord Byron Ward at Brookfield Hospital in the afternoon, representing the patients group that i rep [our Chair couldn't make it] but as i'm local, i thought it more pertinent that i go anyway. It's a non A&E hospital, but has several clinics and physio facilities and is just down the road from where i live. It needed more staff and refurbing; it's been very nicely done and upgraded to what i consider private-clinic standard. LBW is a 20-room rehabilitation ward, post leaving various hospitals after surgeries, etc.

i used to live just over the fence from them and could see the new flats that have replaced the old Court. Must take my camera down there.

8.11.13

My kitchen was starting - well, actually did look like a dumping ground. i needed to wash dishes and the all oven pans, then clean my two fans before i put them away for the winter. i'd washed the crystal vase the day before, when i threw out the flowers. Those lime green crysanths? They lasted for so many weeks that i only threw them out when they started to turn brown from the bottom up.

Love spider crysanths. Saw some gorgeous white pompoms when i flipped through the market on Tuesday [i resisted! but it was a close thing!].

Anyway, hauled butt into the kitchen and set to [i'm SO lazy]. i even washed the microwave plate. i wish i could report a glow of satisfaction, along with the back pain, but i knocked over the base of the small fan and cracked the plastic casing over the motor. It still works fine, thanks be, but it won't stop oscillating now; i broke the pull-up knob. i guess it's better than not moving. The other fan is a big floor-standing one that lives in the bedroom. i put plastic storage bags over them.

Now all clean and only the floor to wash tomorrow, along with the rest of the flat. It was vacced earlier in the week.

Isn't all this exciting?? i bet you wish you'd never asked me now, what i do with my time, eh? :)

i am seriously considering getting a cleaner in to do some dusting and the floors; my back and hips are really starting to protest a little more than i'd like. Thank the gods for DLA! It won't be cheap but it could be worth it. i'm only concerned about letting a stranger into my house.

578039_572507449488564_1203936646_n556805_543040412448557_1635021224_n
523250_10151227817057533_1580812019_n
553151_542934975792434_2806307_n 943336_542017162550882_1065082255_n1000330_542928302459768_1739827496_n1013463_534708206565199_1834414043_n1374360_10151751851664023_1166775782_n1374873_789284421101013_1029431672_n1376591_541997472552851_1245632410_n
1378595_10151771071239023_97292198_n
1378810_656576361029318_2138545077_n1383277_10151753189204023_1648276589_n
40617401_300x300_1Loki-kids-clip
love Tom Hiddleston...
Have a wonderful weekend, y'all!

Comments

( 4 comments — Leave a comment )
kazzy_cee
Nov. 9th, 2013 03:45 pm (UTC)
We have just been to see Mr Hiddleston in Thor 2 and he doesn't disappoint! Love that horse sculpture - I saw a programme about the artist and she can take several years to complete a sculpture as they need just the right piece of wood to finish them. The dentist sounds horrendous!!! Hope it will all heal well.
lovejames
Nov. 10th, 2013 01:15 am (UTC)
Yes, he's lovely... i think i saw the same programme about the horse artist too, admired her work a lot.
All being well, the healing should be okay. Dentist was more concerned about my taking asprin, in case i bleed all over him. He's a bit of a dick, as it's not the first time he's removed a root; if it worries him more than 2 seconds, you'd think he'd write something on my records, wouldn't you? No, he just goes through the same song & dance again. Twit

Edited at 2013-11-10 01:16 am (UTC)
stretfordditto
Nov. 10th, 2013 08:17 pm (UTC)
I like to read humdrum stuff, I look out for kitchen sink dramas on the telly, can't get enough of them and your entries are even better, being true! :D Re dentist...is that the idiot that you had the trouble with a bit back? I'd never have gone to him again. :( I'm at the dentist next week agh I hope I'm in and out. Cotton wadding is horrid I agree. :( Loving the photographs, want that bath and the woolly banana skins...the kitten fits perfectly in that hole; amazing. :D Faves were the puffin and the caged humans, they made me LOL
lovejames
Nov. 11th, 2013 01:43 am (UTC)
You're a sweetie! i love sharing photos of stuff that amaze and amuse me, so a pleasure to share.
i have what i consider a lazy and slightly clumsy dentist. Mind you, i know he has arthritis like me, so i guess i cut him a little slack, but he does annoy me sometimes. i haven't had any trouble with him though, that was the optometrist who was doing the diabetic check on my eyes?
Have a great week!
( 4 comments — Leave a comment )