Thursday, 18 February 2010

Playing with baskets ...

My 'basket' project is coming along nicely and I'm rather pleased with it despite the fact that I have no idea where it's going or how it will progress further. I felt the urge to piece baskets and equally felt that I needed to do needle-turn applique - although I'm not really a needle-turn-applique kinda gal. I love it though!

To be honest this project has probably saved me from becoming a quivering wreck. I recently had some dental work that caused me a lot of pain initially.
During last week the discomfort settled down and I was beginning to think that it was over.
Boy was I wrong.
On Friday I started to get an achey jaw and put it down to nothing.
By Saturday I woke up with dreadful, intense neuralgia in the right side of my face.
If you have never suffered from this then it's hard to describe but feels as though someone has your face in a vice and is squeezing - then is stabbing you in the cheek.
It is dreadful and I wouldn't wish it on my worst enemies.
By Monday I had had enough and managed to get an emergency appointment at my dentist. They immediately took out the nerve in my tooth and I'm glad to say the pain has receded. Relieve.
At last.

There will be more work to do, root filling and possible loss of a tooth but at least there are good dentists around who take pride in their work and will help me see it through to a happy outcome.

My poor hubby was also working nights this weekend and I didn't see him from Friday to Monday morning. It's always tough when we spend time apart - we hate it.

Please, please could I ask you to keep at least one set of fingers crossed for my clever husband who has two very important job interviews next week to become a neuro-psychiatrist. He works so hard, over 100hours a week, and is extremely talented in both his skills as a doctor and communicating with people. He deserves this break.
Good luck my love.


loulee said...

Fingers crossed that both of you find a satisfactory outcome.

loulee said...

Sorry, I'm so busy wishing you ood luck, I forgot to say, nice basket!

Kathy said...

I LOVE your basket! That is really cute and your applique looks really nice.

Sorry you have not been feeling well and here's wishing luck to your hubby in his job interviews.

Have a great day.

Zlaty said...

Oh Sure, Good luck to your husband!
I suffered from neuralgia and they put me on medicine for couple of months. GLad yours resolved so fast! It is the worst pain you can experience.
Your basket is so cute! I love the colors your needle turn is very good! Do you use freezer paper or just mark the lines?

Happy sawing!

Lynda said...

Really sorry to hear you've had such pain, but glad it's now sorted. (Incidentally, I had root canal work on a tooth a few years ago, and it wasn't half as bad as I'd thought. Uncomfortable, but not at all painful!) My fingers are crossed for Tony - we need some really good people in mental health.

Kim said...

My fingers are crossed for the new job. Sweet basket block - you could fill several baskets with fruit and flowers! All are so colorful. Pain is a very difficult thing to deal with physically and emotionally, I'm sure you are much relieved to be rid of yours.

Sew Create It - Jane said...

Sorry to hear you've had so much pain..glad you got it sorted so quick.

I'll keep my fingers crossed for your hubby. :o)