Thursday, October 15, 2009

Back Amongst The Living

I wouldn't wish my past three days on ANYBODY in this world. The endodontist couldn't perform the repair work until the antibiotics had a chance to work. So, I started taking a pain medication in addition to the antibiotic which made me even sicker. Finally, got the root canal, crown repair procedure started yesterday. It took nearly three hours to remove the old crown and the post, clean up the damaged area and fill it all up with medication and seal it. Round two starts November 9. I still have some residual numbness from the lip to the chin area which the doctor wants to evaluate this afternoon. Could be anesthesia or the medication "leaked" into that area. But, I am no way in the amount of pain I was before all the treatment started.

My co-workers were absolutely spectacular in keeping up with all my cases. I did miss nearly two days of work because of all this.

Couldn't have chosen a worse time for the tooth to act up. All my producers are in town for meetings - wanted to take me out to eat, meet with me, etc. I've had to cancel all the plans except for lunch today. Oh, well, they'll get over it......

Got a favor to ask all you quilters who read my blog. I'm looking for a pattern - a lap-sized quilt with a Pottery-based pattern. In other words - the blocks are pieced to look like clay pots or even an appliqued pot. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

Miss Andrea took her PSAT test yesterday and was very discouraged. I told her it didn't matter - it's just an assessment to determine weak spots for the SAT next year.

No sign of the raccoons since Monday. I guess our Daisy told them what for!

My sister in law is winging her way as I write to Haiti for a mission trip. She went last October and was really taken with the country and its people. My brother will join her next week. It must be wonderful to have training in a medical profession where you can help people like they are. Both of them were on a "high" for weeks after their last visit and I expect they'll have loads to talk about when they return on the 31st.

Hugs from rainy Cincinnati!
Cathy

4 comments:

jillquilts said...

Oh you poor thing!! I hope that they can figure out about the lingering numbness, but I am happy that they got the repair started. Tooth aches are the absolute pits!!!

QuiltingB29 said...

Not sure what exactly you're looking for, but here goes:

this pattern has terra cotta pots (like for plants): http://www.artfulofferings.com/dragonflies_&_terra-cotta_pots.htm

Are you wanting a "southwest" type of pottery quilt? Maybe you could google that.

Now that I think about it, I may have a pattern. I'll try to look for it this weekend.

The Calico Cat said...

Maggie Walker has 1 BOM (if not 2) of pots.

Trish said...

Ouch....I'm in pain just thinking about it .... I'm glad it's starting to feel better for you.