May 24, 2012

Good news and Bad news

First the good. Remember my bad tooth? that looked like this:

Well today I went back to the dentist and after some drilling, they were able to tell the cavity wasn't near the pulp so they just filled it for me. YAY! now it looks like this:

Such a load off my mind. Except my mouth is SO numb right now and I am so hungry... all I can eat is soup.. nom nom nom... I have a bit of a drool thing going on, on the right side of my mouth.. it's not pretty. And dang if they aren't a tad on the rough side at this dental clinic.. feel like I got punched in the mouth, my lips feel all bruised. Tried to kiss hubby but I couldn't feel it and all he got was drool.

Now for the bad news. Both my Hubby and Dad are soon to be going in for some major surgery. My Dad is getting an aortic aneurysm removed, and Hubby has to have the AICD put in. Which is an implantable cardioverter defibrillator. Basically it's a mini defibrillator that keeps the heart beating regular. The AICD is one step away from getting a heart transplant. But there is a small chance that once this device is implanted, hubby wont be needing the transplant for a while, and in some cases patients haven't needed a transplant at all. We are not that hopeful though as HUbby's heart is pretty stuffed.

So both Hubby and Dad are just waiting for the operation dates. It's frustrating, not knowing. I want to plan things. Hubby is going to be laid up for a few months, while things settle down. He isn't allowed to do much at all. He can't even lift his arms above his shoulders.

Because of all this, we have to put off our little trip in Anna Cabana for a while.. just until all this is over, and we can get some things done to the car and the caravan.

We have started a little store at the local markets. We are selling bits and pieces we no longer need, and also some new things. I am making a few crochet things and hubby is importing stuff like guitar accessories. So far my crochet tea towels have proved to be very popular. I think people like the nice bright colours I use. I am including some new things next time. I made some vintage look crochet rose rings, and some crochet wriggle book worms for the kids. They are a lot of fun to make and are pretty quick to whip up. I give them big googley eyes to.

How cute are these?!

I love making these cuties :)

I've also done some nice little original paintings to sell. I have taken over the garage and it is now my studio/girl cave... Hubby is not getting it back... MUWHAHAHAHAHAAA...!

Anyway...must go.. try to eat something.. soup time :) And it's starting to hurt like a SOAB.. pain med time...


  1. I'm glad you found out that your tooth issue wasn't that serious...but WOW! Your hubby and father have some 'serious' stuff enough going on!! I feel bad for them. Sounds like you're all prepared for the journey though. I'm sending good thoughts...As to your crochet rings, those are soooo cute!! I wish I could say mine were easy to make though. With my arthritic fingers and using the tiny thread and hook...NOT easy! I'm hoping to be able to sell a few soon too. Any suggestions for a good price?! ^_^

  2. Congrats on the filled-in tooth! Thank goodness you won't need a root canal.

    And I love your crochet skills! The first pic looks like cupcakes, though, and now my stomach is growling at me. Going to have to do something about that . . . :)

  3. That trip will so be worth it when it happens!!!

    And I admire you, I can't knit or crochet things worth a darn.

  4. Glad to hear about the tooth and the new store. Hope all goes better than expected with both your dad & your hubby.

  5. @Poetess.. I find it a bit difficult too using such a small hook. Luckily these rose rings are pretty easy to make. I'm not sure on the price for you but I am only selling mine for about $4 each. You are using a much nicer ring shank than mine. Thank you for the good thoughts for my Hubby and Dad.
    @David I know! dodged a bullet there..
    Thanks! Hey they do look like little cupcakes don't they? lol. P.S. I make super yummy cupcakes.
    @Lizbeth I know it will. aww thanks.. I'm not that skilled but it's nice to get compliments :)
    @Vinny Thanks. Me to, it's going to be a nerve racking time.. I am hoping they don't have their ops at the same time! Just my luck they will...

  6. My praters for your family. I hope they don't have to wait too long.

  7. Excellent illustrations. My daughter would love those rings. Wish we lived closer. Sorry about your family health troubles.

  8. @Dbs thanks :) they are pretty cute rings.. I made a different one last night. I will post a pic soon. Oh I do to! I'll move to Canada how about that? lol.
    Thanks. It's all up in the air at the moment while they wait for appointments. Still a worrying time.

  9. I'm so sorry Sprite. I hope everything works out as smoothly as possible!!!

  10. Thanks Karen. I really hope so to.

  11. Scary. Good health wishes to your men folk.

  12. Wow, you have a lot going on. Will keep you and your family in my prayers!

    Critter Alley


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