Thursday, July 7

Keeping my sense of humor............

When I closed my last post I wrote ....."I never thought I'd be so anxious to see my dentist but I can hardly wait to get to his office.......LOL! Gotta keep my sense of humor!" Well, that has certainly proved to be true! Yes, I got to my dentist but an x-ray and some other tests  showed the need for a root canal and that meant I had to be referred to an endodontist. So, this morning, I was excited to head out to said dontist and thought I'd be getting a root canal. To be honest, though, I had my doubts because this is a tooth that has had two root canals already. Within minutes, a new set of x-rays and a couple tests/exams and the endodonist had a new plan. He took me to the computer screen and like John Madden when he draws Monday night football plays, he drew around areas of my tooth and described the need for some surgery, a cut here and a cut there and then seal the problem root. Ugh! And that meant another trip back home and then back again. So by the time you read this, I will likely be on the way to or in the middle of having my mouth held open for more than an hour. Yes, go ahead and feel sorry for me. But not for long because when it's all done, I am promised the pain and infection will clear up and I should be fine. There is only more step if this doesn't work and that means ........ goodbye tooth. So, I might be absent from blogging for a couple days. We'll see how I feel.
In the meantime, though, I thought I'd show you that the last few days haven't been totally lost to tooth pain.  On the 4th of July, I started another block for the quilt that I'm making in memory of my dad and finished it on my son's birthday, July 5th. It was a simple flag that I appliqued to a navy polka dot block. I had to focus to finish it because my tooth pain sometimes got the best of me.

I also worked at sorting my patriotic fabrics. I have a couple projects I want to make - a tablerunner and a candlemat - so found the right fabrics for those items. But I was also sorting my fabrics because my friend Connie from the post office is working on a project with me. We are making a signature quilt for a local soldier who was wounded in Afghanistan.


A week ago, there was a benefit for Jack and so I prepared this board and then Connie and Jack's grandma, Jan, got friends and family who attended the benefit to sign fabric strips. We will stitch them into blocks so we can make a quilt and send it off to Jack. He will be in Texas in rehab for more than a year as he goes through therapy for his injuries and gets the prosthetics he will require. To learn more about Jack, you can check out this YouTube video.....just click HERE.

And then something good came in the mail yesterday...........
the 2012 American Patchwork and Quilting Calendar and the booklet with patterns for all the quilts. Just the other day, I thought....."I need a calendar for 2012" and ..... voila! here it is! I found some really neat patterns in the calendar. Even someone I know has a quilt featured in it! Yes, Jacquelynne of TheNobleWife has a quilt for the month of August. Pretty cool!
Well, that's it for today. When I return, I hope to say "no more tooth pain for me!"  Have a good day all!
Sandi

12 comments:

Debbie said...

Good luck with the surgery, Sandi. Have a speedy recovery!

Marie said...

ugh -- tooth....soon the pain will be gone ---

if you need help with Jack's quilt -- let me know (have sewing machine will travel!)

Jacquelynne said...

First of all, I hope you start feeling much better. And second of all- NO FAIR!! I haven't even SEEN a copy of the calendar yet!!!!! How did you get yours before me?????? I hope mine comes today....

Mommarock said...

OMG! We are twinsies! I am going to the endodontist on Monday. I already did a round of antibiotics on my tooth.. It had a root canal 23 years ago, and is now infected. DRAG! Thank goodness it doesn't HURT.. It was a little uncomfortable, because of the swelling, but now that is much better.. Just waiting to see that the doc can fix this FAST! I have a wedding to go to in a month.

Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting said...

Good luck with the tooth. I've had enough root canals to last a lifetime.

Me and My Stitches said...

Hope you are doing ok with that darned tooth! Love the patriotic quilt what a wonderful gift that will be.

Needled Mom said...

I can empathize with you, Sandi. I had two of those surgeries this year with bone graphs. It was NOT fun, but I am glad that it is behind me now. I hope all goes well and that you will not loose the tooth in the end. It would be a shame to go through all that and then not have it work! I hope you feel better soon.

Toyin O. said...

Praying for a speedy recovery.

Marsha said...

Oh, I so hope you are feeling much better after this trip to the dentist. Tooth pain is bad. I had an agressive cleaning done on my teeth yesterday and my gums are still very sensitive today. But everything will be better soon!

Karen said...

I hope your surgery goes well and you heal rapidly. Your post made me cringe as I have an upcoming appointment where the dentist will somehow pull off the cap which is on a molar. There is a cavity underneath it. May end up needing a root canal. Yikes!

Anyway, good luck to you!

Karen

Snoodles said...

Sure hope that the endodontist does his magic, and you feel much, much better soon! How in the world did you focus on those blocks while in pain?!
Jacque in SC
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Madame Purl said...

Hello - I've been looking for that calendar and can't seem to find it. Do you have a link where you ordered it from? Thanks!

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