February 26, 2011

Hell of a week!

So...this has been one crazy week, really crazy! On Monday I went to the dentist, which generally terrifies me...this time was no exception. But I had a baby tooth that had had a filling years ago and most of the filling came out recently...I finally decided to get it taken care of. Oh...yes...you read that right I still have some baby teeth. Anyway, I figured I would go to the dentist, they would take X-rays and look at my tooth and then schedule the tooth extraction for some other time.  When the doctor asked me if I wanted him to just pull it now and be done with it, I said yes! They were very sweet to me and handled my fear really well and they let me listen to my iPod while they pulled the tooth.  So eventually the tooth came out, but he was still doing something in my mouth, he explained that the baby tooth had broken at the roots and he was trying to get it all extracted so it wouldn't cause problems later.  Okay...I'm just listening to my iPod pretending I'm not there...so whatever you want! Turns out the doctor accidentally perforated my gum and went into my sinus.  All I could think when he said that was, "Thank you god for local anesthetic!" So I ended up with a couple stitches and an appointment to come back 48 hours later to make sure it was okay. Guess what's not okay....guess who has tooth and/or bone fragments in her sinus...guess who has to go see an oral surgeon and probably has to have more surgery. If you guessed me you win!

So that was stressful, to say the least. Painful too, ice packs are my best friends right now! But...there is more to my tale...

That awful earthquake in New Zealand... my aunt and uncle, who travel the world are in New Zealand right now.  I didn't panic, New Zealand is made up of two or three islands...so they may not have even been on the same island as the earthquake. I checked their web page and it said they were in Christchurch....oh shit that's where the earthquake was. Okay...then I got scared, really scared! Pacing around my living room scared. I suddenly wanted a rosary. I'm not even Catholic anymore! I haven't considered myself a Catholic in like 20 years! I settled for playing with the mustard seed pendant I wear and pacing and praying and obsessively checking my e-mail, their Facebook and their web page. Finally about a day and a half later we got an e-mail from them.  They sent one as soon as they were able to. They were fine, unharmed as my Aunt put it. I have seldom cried as hard as I did when that e-mail came.  I was so relieved!  They have been traveling for years and years and this was the first time I have ever been scared for them!

So, that was my week.  I think I need to go colour while watching really stupid stuff on telly. I need to disconnect...and I am having trouble getting there this week, more than usual, I mean! Thankfully Saturday is "crafternoon" so I get to spend some time with my friends, work on Mercedes' blanket, and well...disconnect! ;)  I have Jello to mould...so I gotta go! ;)

1 comment:

  1. Hey, Holly! You just gotta get over that worring tendency. I think you inherited that from your mom. You should always assume we are fine - even when we are someplace where there is an earthquake! We are even more fine now - we took a bus out of town and are in Dunedin, 400 km south. Everything is normal here and we are in a comfy hostel. Our friends, Pat and Bob, who have a home in Christchurch are OK, too. Their home lost its windows but it is OK. Now they need power, water and glass.
    Thanks for the prayers and good wishes!
    Hugs and love, Suzie and Blair