Friday, April 20, 2007

"Not Quite Myself"

I'm not a pretty sight today. I'm not even NEARLY as pretty as Picasso's Woman in a Red Hat ( Art Print) see above..
BUT like the Woman in the said red hat , I have a red livid cheek, swollen face and my eyes appear to be placed at rather uglier ( I'm NOT particularly vain) angles than usual. ...
This week, I have had RCT; I have toothache "to boot" ( funny phrase that, and I CERTAINLY feel like booting out the cat(s) .....
And to "cap" it all, ( rather an unfortunate word, bearing in mind my problem) ...Radio 4 announced yesterday that those indulging in RCT, were Possibly At Risk of developing Mad Cow Disease at some later date..
At this minute, I'm supposed to be in a little Cornish village with my son, his beautiful partner and babe. Tomorrow, I'm supposed to be in Portscatho Village Hall ( Roseland, also Cornwall ) along with my husband, brother, sisterinlaw, dear friends....celebrating a special birthday to the music of The Bucket Boys ( who, it's said, once played with the wonderful Clapton)
Instead I'll be eating rice pudding and probably watching the choosing of Joseph.


Blogger Marianne said...

Oh, I do feel for you! I am just trying to sort out an insurance claim for my missed visit to Lille last month, due to developing Shingles. I'm still recovering and not feeling at all like blogging at the moment, so reading everyone else's. If you go back to my blog, read my post entitled 'Lille'. What is RCT?

12:58 pm  
Blogger Jan said...

Root Canal Treatment: Boom! Boom!

1:11 pm  
Anonymous Clare said...

Yes, I was wondering that (about RCT - I was thinking it might be Red Cheek Trauma or something). And I thought that link with CJD was well-known years ago - that's why dentists have taken to covering themselves up so much (well mine has, anyway - it's as if she's doing biological research rather than doing a bit of drilling). Can't understand why the media have brought it up again now, really. Hope you're better soon, Jan.

4:54 pm  
Blogger Jan said...

Hello Clare
Much better this pm; my cheek is now merely a rather pretty pink, as though delicately rouged.
I thought the dental coverup routine( fetching plastic hat gloves bandana possibly even a cuddly toy?) was a prevention against other scary complaints...didn't know these included CJD.... so the report is slow on its uptake if you're right, isn't it??! Perhaps there's more to be revealed soon on this subject.
I enjoyed talking with you earlier, Clare.
Have a lovely w/end.

5:10 pm  
Blogger Carole said...

I'm glad what RCT is has already been cleared up as I didn't know either. I'm glad you are feeling better than you were. Another dramatic painting.

10:47 pm  
Blogger mutterings and meanderings said...

Hello, I've met you in a few comment boxes and thought I'd pop over for a look.

You poor thing. It seems to be the season of bad teeth. I have one too - and cannot afford to go to the dentist!

11:48 pm  
Blogger Vanessa G said...


The redness will go, the soreness will go. Birthdays will not come round as specially again

get thee to Cornwall, fast.

Happy, happy birthday.


9:02 am  
Blogger Anne S said...

There must be something going around. I have been afflicted this week with a swollen cheek caused by an abcess. It has also made my lips swell. I had alarming visions of my face becoming huge & balloon like in appearance, so was forced to go to a doctor to get antibiotics. The condition was not painful, so I couldn't altogether avoid work, though I did feel as if I was afflicted by some sort of bug which may or may not have caused the abcess in the first place.

The antibiotics appear to be working, thank goodness, as the alternative was to have the abcess drained - not a pretty procedure -I've seen what they do to cats in those circumstances.

Anyway, Jan, my heartfelt sympathy for your condition - I know what you're going through.

10:57 am  
Blogger liz fenwick said...

Hope you are feeling better. Cornwall always helps me......hope you makeit :-)

1:13 pm  
Blogger TitaniaWrites said...

Urgh, I had root canal a few months ago, and they never tell you that it hurts just as much afterwards as it did before! Hope you're feeling better now.

3:54 pm  
Blogger Cathy said...

I had my last root canal done in Harley Street! Cost an arm and a leg but has been trouble free and cleared up a lingering infection. You might have noticed that I seem to write about the dentist quite a lot on my blog...

I grew up in Cornwall, though not the parts you mentioned.

7:25 pm  

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