Friday, 25 September 2015

Extraction Friday

I broke one of my teeth, I think it was in early May, and there was not enough tooth to do anything with, plus the root was exposed, partially.  So, it needed to come out.
I have had to wait until now as my previous dentist left, and the current one didn't start straight away.  So, he just did check ups for a while, so that everyone was up to date, and then he started doing the treatment. I saw him in early July, I think, and had to wait until now.

Anyway, I went today, knowing that my tooth was being extracted under local anaesthetic.  I'd been feeling nervous beforehand, (the last time was 35 years ago when I had a partially emerged wisdom tooth out,) I did want to avoid a general anaesthetic, as I don't cope with them well.

So, three numbing injections, then a scale and polish while it took hold.
Remember that I said that part of the root was exposed?  Turns out very little was.  He seemed to be pulling for ages before it came out.  Huge long roots!
I felt OK until I stood up, then I went very woozy. I was intending to go back to work, but what with feeling woozy, not being able to talk very well, and having a pack in my mouth, I figured it would be for the best if I went home, as the dentist said.  Oliver walked down to meet me, and walked back home with me.

Still numb now, over three hours later.  My tongue still feels far too large for my mouth.  Anaesthetic gets me that way.

Incidentally, do you want to know how I broke the tooth?  I was eating an apple and the skin was so tough that it broke my tooth!

Thursday, 24 September 2015


There was a coffee morning today to raise money for McMillan care.
Yesterday, I made red velvet cupcakes rather than a huge cake, but they were too warm to decorate.  So, just before the start of the coffee morning, I went to decorate them.  The room was hot, the cream cheese frosting was almost liquid, despite following the recipe. So I tried buttercream, same happened.
I was so seriously frustrated, this has NEVER happened to me before!
Cross is an understatement!
I ended up "snowing" on them with the icing shaker.

Sunday, 20 September 2015

An apology.

Wow! Here we, almost at the autumn equinox. (It's officially Wednesday, according to the diary.)
I started back at work on September 2nd, but have been so busy every day.  I'm not complaining, I hate having nothing to do at work. I will look for things, but that hasn't been an issue so far this school year.  The work that I have been doing is work that needs to be done.
The restructuring is being pushed through, when our union rep from the local branch office came in, I believe that she wasn't happy with how things are being done.
Tomorrow looks to be another busy day as well.
I've been trying out some new to me recipes, all of which have worked.
Shadow has had to visit the vet's though.  She has a grade 4 heart murmur, fluid on her lung, and her circulation is not what it could be.  She's currently on two lots of medication, one for her heart and one for her circulation.  We go back on October 2nd, when the vet will check her over.
There's been a lot going on here, but nothing much today. Just usual Sunday jobs, I might bake in a short while.