God grant you the light in Christmas, which is faith;
the warmth of Christmas, which is love;
the radiance of Christmas, which is purity;
the righteousness of Christmas, which is justice;
the belief in Christmas, which is truth;
& all of Christmas, which is Christ.
--Wilda English

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Morphine? Anyone?

Thank you for your prayers & good wishes regarding my recovery.  It has been a rough 18 hours or so.  Once the anesthetic started wearing off last night, the pain hit with a vengeance.  The prescription pain medication barely made a dent in it. The right side of my face is quite swollen despite the postop instructions to ice it.  If this had been a regular root canal or even treatment for a slightly infected one, I would not be going through this.  However, since the infection in this root canal was so massive, the endodontist had to literally cut my gum where the root canal had been done Lord knows how many years ago to get out the infection with lots of cutting & scraping, etc. He even had to do a bone graft because of how much damage the infection had done. The procedure lasted 2 hours.  I have 8 or 9 stitches ... I lost count while he was making them ... & an appointment to have them taken out on Friday.  I called & left a message for him earlier this morning but thus far no callback. Looks like I will have to call again after lunch  : (

Despite the pain & swelling, I am hungry as a horse!  Sadly I can't have anything except soft foods & liquids for the next few days.  I am longing for chips & salsa or a good burger   : )

Last night I made an attempt on a new start ... the Festive Redbird I posted about yesterday ... but I didn't get more than a few stitches put in before I just couldn't concentrate on it anymore.

I keep forgetting to mention this but thanks to one of my followers ... Angie at Olde Homestead Gatherings ... the mystery of the Stacy Nash stocking pattern, which I posted about last Friday, has been solved!  The chart appears in Stacy's booklet titled A Simply Early Christmas.  I was able to hunt down a copy & never ordered anything so fast in my life   : )   I'm really looking forward to receiving it as it has a pretty neat pattern for a bell ornament as well!
I will now bring this post to a close as the oven timer tells me it's time to ice my face again.  I wish they made an ice pack that you could strap to your face somehow, leaving your hands free for stitching or whatever. 


Mii Stitch said...

Shirlee, really hope this dental nightmare sort itself out soon & you manage to see your dentist.
Nice little update on your stitching!

Trace4J said...

Poor you friend.
Praying no pain soon.
Yum I love salsa and chips.
Woolie Hugs

Melissa said...

So sorry that you're hurting so much from this. I hope that it's relieved soon. The first thing you should do when you don't have to just have liquids anymore is get yourself some good chips and salsa.

marly said...

Isn't it funny how we always crave what we can't have? Hopefully you'll be able to partake of those cravings when your pain subsides. Glad you found your stocking source. Feel better soon!

Annette-California said...

Hope they call you back and get you in right away. Prayers for you to heal & not have any pain. Glad to hear you found the book you were looking for, very sweet of Angie to have located one for you.
Hugs-love Annette

dixiesamplar said...

I hope that your pain issues will be resolved quickly...I hate pain in my mouth, face, or head...yuck!

Lovely stitching going on though...and that Stacy Nash design is gonna be gorgeous.

Dawn said...

So glad you found your pattern! When I had my wisdom teeth done in the hospital, they took a stocking like they put on before a cast and tied it around my chin with a knot at the top of my head, it worked. Maybe you have some socks or knee highs that you could do the same? Just a thought. I really hope he calls you back dear friend!

Vickie said...

Oh Shirlee! I have prayed for you numerous times today, I will keep praying. I am so sorry for your pain. I am glad you found and ordered that pattern.♥

Krista said...

I hope you are feeling better, Shirlee! I hope the pain killers are helping you. Love the new stitches you are working on!

RuthB said...

Prayers and good, fast-healing wishes! I can't imagine how miserable this must be for you.

Lisa said...

Hope you feel better soon!! That would be a great invention a holder for an ice pack for the face.

Peggy Lee said...

Not good news about all that pain...sorry about that. I hope it subsides soon so you can chow down on whatever you want.
Good news about finding that chart though! The bell ornament is a bonus too!

Feel better soon

jennifer768 said...

Poor you,I have been praying for you my friend.Dental pain is awful and it sounds like you had a lot of work done.Big hugs,Jen

Judy said...

Oh, I am sorry to hear of your pain. I think when your mouth hurts--you just hurt all over! It is miserable. I'll be praying for a speedy recovery from this. It is just the best to be able to ask about a chart and know that someone, somewhere will know the answer. Glad you could still find the chart.

Judy heartland stitcher

Maggee said...

Well, hopefully you are asleep so not in pain at the time I post this! But I pray the pain subsides and the healing begins! Especially since you have to go back Friday! Soon enough you will be able to eat solids! Hugs!

Grit said...

Nice start.
Liebe Grüße Grit

gracie said...

One of the worse pain... thinking of you and wishing you will soon feel better.

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

Poor Shirlee!

I love your heart designs, they look great. Are heart ornies hard to stitch up?
You could put my initials in place of the year and it'd make a nice gift LOL.

Hope you feel better soon (((hugs)))

Catherine said...

So sorry to read about the pain ~ I do hope you have found some relief and can soon be back to eating what you like in no time. Good for you in finding the book!!

Suzanne said...

I am sorry to hear that you are in so much pain. It's funny how it's the things we can't eat that we long for the most.

Nice start on Redbird.