Well, I survived the root canal yesterday. My anxiety was so high that I was up
most of the night beforehand. Was happy to find the doctor had a terrific bedside
manner and was very reassuring. But then I got freaked out all over again when
he showed me the digital xray on the computer screen and pointed out how one
of the roots was mostly blocked. He wasn't sure if he'd be able to get all the way
down in there - and that would mean the tooth couldn't be saved and that I'd have
to go to an oral surgeon to have it removed! He very calmly said, "Oh, it's not bad.
They just put a metal rod in your gums and put a fake tooth on top. You'd never
know it wasn't real." But I'm thinking, "That's not the point! Who wants more
dental surgery?! And I can only imagine how much all of this would cost!"
When he was almost done with the procedure, they took more xrays to see if he
indeed got all the way down to the root tip. He had - totally clear! Whew. The tooth
is saved. Now I have to go to my regular dentist in a few weeks and get a crown.
Yippee - more Novocaine and tons of drilling. And of course, they only put on a temp
crown and then you have to go back again and MORE Novocaine and the
permanent crown. And...another bill.
Anyway, you all were right. The procedure itself wasn't bad. The Novocaine shots
were the worst part. And I had a lot of discomfort afterwards yesterday and I'm
still pretty sore today and just feel worn out. Oh well, this too shall pass.
In other (better news)...here's a few of my latest thrifting finds. This gold mirror
is a beauty. It was hard to get a good photo. It's about 17" across and 23" vertically.
Of course, I couldn't resist this silver kitty ring holder.
I love using scarves as accessories for outfits, but I refuse to pay retail prices
for a simple piece of material. These three scarves are so pretty and were only
$2 - $4 each.
And...my boy is home for a few days! He's on spring break. It's so nice to
have his presence back in the house again and to make him some good
food. I hadn't been in a cooking mood the past few days, but now I am.
I was in the kitchen all morning, making Tim a nice eggs, bacon, and toast
breakfast then slicing onions, peppers, and skirt steak to marinate in a
combination of olive oil, fresh lime juice, cilantro, garlic and cumin to make
fajitas for tonight's dinner. I also made a pan of Tim's favorite blonde brownies.
Sir Zippo ("The Million Dollar Kitty") has an eye infection. Out of the blue, he
started having a green discharge from his eye. We took him to the vet this
morning and he's now on antibiotic drops. I asked the vet how this happens - he's
not an outdoor cat. She said a lot of times it could be from allergies. Interesting,
because Zippo does have a lot of sneezing fits, so I always wondered about that.
Who would've thunk - a cat with allergies!
Hope you're all having a wonderful weekend!