Monday, April 5, 2010

On Crowns and Kings

This hasn't been our best week, and it just started. Actually, you could say it started last week. On Thursday John broke a crown. It happens to be on one of his "anchor" teeth, which holds his dentures in place. Since we leave for Europe in just over two weeks, we need to rush through the necessary dental procedures to get him fixed up so he can eat and smile. He's not smiling now, I can tell you.

Turns out he needs to have at least one root canal, possibly two. They're sending him to an endodontist, which is a root canal specialist. We've been to three appointments so far, and tomorrow at 6:30 p.m. (yes, that's p.m.) we finally see the endodontist, about an hour from home, and hopefully he'll get right on it and not say, "Well, I'll examine you tonight and we can do it next week." If he does that, I'm not sure how much eating John will be doing on the trip. (Got a blender, Ruth?)

Meanwhile, I developed severe plantar fasciitis in my right foot and moderate (same diagnosis) in the left, so I've been going to physical therapy twice a week. I have an eye appointment Wednesday for the glaucoma testing, which must be done every three months because of the anti-seizure medication I have to take. It's a known risk. I'm not quite half done with the baby blanket I'm working on, and haven't done the hat or booties yet. I really wanted to get that in the mail before we leave.

I still haven't found my camera's download cable. We've got either a doctor's appointment or dental appointment every single day this week, and then we're getting hair cuts as well on Friday. I feel like that old commercial, product unknown, where the guy is sitting at his desk talking on the telephone.

"I can do that," you hear him say. "I can do that. I can do that. I can do that." Then he hangs up and looks at the phone and says, "How am I going to do that?"


Ben said...

You should be able to use any cable to download pictures from your camera.

sherrie said...

You leave in two weeks!?!?! Oh my goodness, it sounds like you're living in fast forward. I sure hope it all works out for you two. I think they should have some pretty tasty gelato on your ship. That could cure a few complaints, so I've heard.

Patricia Stoltey said...

Good luck, Kathleen. You're going to have a very hectic two weeks, but here's hoping your trip is fantastic.

Sharon and Marvin said...

As Marv continues to say on a regular basis "getting older is not for sissy's". We have also been having some aches and pains; dentist you say...have you ever had a shot in the roof of your mouth...ugh! and then the bone smoothed down...double ugh! Hope all goes well for you guys and you WILL have a wonderful time in Holland!