It is now Tuesday and it has been another crazy day. It is now nearly 10 o'clock and time for bed and apologies again for "nothing of substance" so far this week. Besides having Matthew home we have also had a visitor, Margie from Port Elizabeth. Margie is Margaret Fricker's niece. Margaret is the 87 year old friend of Mike's mom who we have over for lunch some Sunday's and who I visit every week after doing some shopping for her. I met Margie (the niece) for the first time in March after hearing much about her from Margaret. She is another of those people who you meet once and know instinctively that you could be good friends. Besides that fact that she too comes from that girls school in Queenstown from where I already have many great friends and she is also great. In our chats it is quite amazing how many connections we have. So this time she has stayed with us and it has been awesome getting to know her better, drinking wine and laughing. She is a tonic. We had supper at home last night and tonight we have just returned from a lovely supper at the Barn.
Tomorrow morning I am up at sparrows to head for the hospital. Last week I went to see my maxillo facial specialist to find out if the implant, which I had done in May (remember?), had taken properly and whether I can now have the tooth crowned. Well, there was good news and bad. Good news was that the implant is perfect and I can now proceed to the next level but the bad news is that the panoramic jaw X-ray shows that I have another problem and needed ANOTHER root canal treatment and then some more surgery. So off I went to the dentist on Friday for the root canal. This latest root canal was on the only molar in my mouth that did not have a filling (seems a bit daft to me) but the bone below the tooth is infected and the bone is degenerating. No pain at all but I have had a bit of a chipmunk lopsided look of late. 8.30 Friday appointment for root canal is not good way to start your weekend. It was not too bad and I needed a follow-up on Monday morning. So that is all done and sorted so off to the hospital tomorrow.
The very charming surgeon showed me real pictures on his computer of how he is going to make "window" in my gum, flap it down, remove the infected area and clean out the bone below 2 of my back molars. He will then pack it up with bone (which he will remove from the excess at the back of my jaw), flap it back and stitch it up. Click here to see the picture. I know that Gill will freak out if I had to paste any gruesome pictures (so don't click Gill).
Tooth and Mouth Trivia