12 September 2008

No more geisha, at least not right now

I signed up for a quilt square for a lady who has aggressive cancer. The organizer needs to have it to the quilter in a few weeks, so that's what I am working on this weekend. I'm going to stay up late tonight to watch the coverage of the hurricane. I did this with Gustav; it's more "homework" than anything else. Plus, SO is going racing tonight and tomorrow (if the weather is OK), and I'll be awake til he gets to the track, so I can get a lot of work done on it.

I did get my SS exchange partner her final installment of floss this morning from Vikki Clayton. They were really pretty purples, so I think she will like those.

I did get three stitching magazines this morning on the way to work. Those don't fall under the heading of verboten because they are for my collection, and it's not like I can go back and find them when I get where I can afford new things again. There were some really nice charts. I'll blog about those later.

I have my final dental makeover appointment next Thursday at 8 AM. I am so ready for this to be finished. One thing I have learned from this: Don't believe what they show on TV. They never truly show what a total dental makeover looks like. The person sits down in the chair with wonky teeth, and gets up the same day with the most beautiful set of teeth one could want. No sweating, no blood, no pain, no anaethesia, the bib thing isn't even wrinkled. That's not how it's been. It will be a little over 7 weeks since I started this when I get the final teeth, barring major issues. It's been more uncomfortable than I expected, though I can't pinpoint exactly what makes it uncomfortable. And now I am kinda afraid that I'll get the final teeth and they won't be right. It was really wierd to have the power to look at the teeth I've had in my head a certain way for all this time and give specific instructions of what I want--Can we make this canine look like the other one? It's too pointy. That's a really wierd conversation to have with your dentist. And I've lost sensation in my front teeth. I never realized how important feeling your food is to the pleasure of the eating experience, but it is important. I wish I'd had someone to say that would happen.

I'll have to wait to see what the final result is to say if I would do it again. I know it needed to be done. I know it's one step forward to get me to where I want to be. One nice thing that happened was that my insurance approved the charges for my veneers. I don't know why. They aren't usually covered, but they did these. That offsets that they wouldn't pay for my bridge because I lost the tooth before I got this insurance. So this will cost me $3600 or so. And that really is not a bad price to pay for a cosmetic procedure. Is a tummy tuck that cheap?


Pumpkin said...

That's really nice. What are you stitching?

I never realized until now that the sensation in my teeth do contribute to the enjoyment of food. It's amazing what they don't tell you.

Daffycat said...

I'm curious what design you are stitching for the quilt too. me a big favor? Go on my blog, there is a link to email me in the sidebar. Could you please email me? I have something to discuss with you!

Meari said...

I'm curious to see the before and after pics of your teeth. I've seen those shows, too, and never thought about what *really* goes into making teeth nice.

I do my thing and you do yours. I am not in this world to live up to your expectations, and you are not in this world to live up to mine. You are you and I am I, and if by chance we find each other, then it is beautiful. If not, it can’t be helped--Frederick Perls