I'm not here with a DT project for a change, and this post isn't even scheduled! *shock*
I figured I'd do a quick update while I'm actually feeling ok, starting with yesterday's trip to LOTV for the 10th birthday celebrations.
It was a brilliant day out! So lovely to see so many familiar DT faces there, and to finally meet the super lovely Mary J! Each of the lovely ladies was demo-ing all day long (when not busy chatting instead... some seem to have the ability to multi-task and do both at once. Most impressive! lol), and I picked up yet more things I now want to try. Like playing with shrink plastic... Why is it that every time I see Lou at work, my shopping list grows another foot or two? lol.
Of course, I also got some lovely crafty bargains while I was there too, including 2 dozen Promarkers at half price, and a heap of stamps (naturally) and other goodies. Admittedly, half of said purchases were impulse buys, but I don't regret a single one of them. Never do, lol.
I also met some lovely people while queueing (the queues were somewhat on the long side, so plenty of time to chat!) including someone whose blog I've been following for ages, but didn't realise who it was until I got home! lol.
All in all a really brilliant crafty day out, and the LOTV team did a stellar job! They were rushed off their feet all day long, but kept things running smoothly nonetheless.
In other news, I thought I'd give an update on the pain situation (it being while I'm not around much at the moment). Yes, the pain is still from my wisdom teeth. Apparently, my mouth is really small (how often does one get told that, lol), and there's no room for them. Though they broke through partially about 20 years ago, they've started making a proper break for it these past couple of years, and now things are coming to a head, as they are crushing my other teeth together and they're starting to crack under the strain. (which in turn exposes nerves and provides us with the most excruciating agony imaginable! Honestly, I prefer childbirth!)
Anyways, several trips to the dentist later, and the conclusion is they need to come out. Unfortunately though, I seem to have a resistance to the local anaesthetic they use, and I can still feel the pain very acutely after they have dosed me up, so this is not working. So, I have to see a specialist at the hospital, and will likely have to be put under for multiple extractions (as they're all coming out. "May as well" was what the dentist said, lol). So, now I am waiting for the appointment to come through, which they said could take up to two months. That time is up at the end of next week, so I'm getting rather antsy, as I'll have no idea how long I then have to wait for the actual appointment (this wait is for the letter advising me what the appointment is!) or how long after the letter i'll have to wait for the procedure.
I have been in almost constant pain now for about three months, and there are honestly times where I am losing my mind completely.
Luckily, the pain has only been a mild throb the past couple of days, which is such an incredible relief after some of the agony of the past few months! My crafting is basically done as and when the pain allows me, and I schedule posts similarly. I feel horrible not being able to visit and comment as much as I'd like, but for the time being I'm having to put DT commitments first when I do feel up to it.
Phew! Sorry about the essay! Well done if you managed to stick it out through all that! lol.
I'll throw in some tags I made a while back while I'm here:
Hope you are all enjoying your weekend! Speak soon!