I’ve not managed to wangle a holiday at the Royal yet this week. There wasn’t a bed available when I rang yesterday morning. The young lady I spoke to said I should ring that afternoon or this morning. I said that last time they’d just called me when everything was set up and she said that would be fine – which means I’m not mithering them AND I don’t have to remember to ring! I know how could I forget but a little bit of distraction on the way to the phone and it’s next Tuesday I’m ringing in!
I do need to ring the dentist tomorrow. I’ve got a check-up booked shortly but a tooth bothered me about a week ago – only a twinge but today I’ve developed a numb bit on my lip and chin and when I bite down my teeth feel funny. I don’t know whether this is just me or its the same for everyone, because I’ve never thought to ask before, but I have real trouble pinpointing where toothache is. What I mean is the exact tooth and sometimes (not that I get it a lot but I did have a spell of it a few years ago) although the main pain is at the top it seems like the bottom hurts – maybe that is just me. I started thinking that I had a numbness in the right hand side of my chin last September at the same time I had the numbness in my thumb and down my right forearm however it disappeared shortly after – as they all did. Even though the MRI didn’t show up any myeloma lesions in my jaw where the nerve that would cause it is located I just figured it was related however now I’m thinking that maybe it was a tooth infection that was cleared up by the antibiotics I got at the time so I better get this checked out just in case. I mean how would it look going in for my next lot of chemotherapy and saying ‘I don’t need to get an infection while I’m in as I brought my own’.
In the meantime I got to go to yoga this afternoon (oh, and I had my last two stitches out today) which I can’t refer to as Armchair Yoga today as we actually did more that just the balance standing up – STANDING UP! It was very nearly exercise – not really but it was as close to exercise as I get. I would also point out that I was the only member of the group today who was under 60.
And yesterday I made a Buddy. It needed to be a vibrant Buddy. It was to be a get well gift for a lady in hospital and as flowers are no longer allowed the gifter (is that a word) wanted something bright to raise the giftee’s (what the heck it matches) spirits when she looked at it. I mentioned a bright pink and that was acceptable and went with an equally bright green.
I just wasn’t happy with the Buddy’s mouth so I had to unstuff his head and re-do it. I was much happier with the expression and I think he looks happier too.
I had a little assistant for the Buddy photography session. My assistant would have liked to get to know the knitted Buddy a bit better.
It was after it was requested that ‘by Easter’ was mentioned and I didn’t realise Easter was so close. I didn’t think I’d get it done but as it is it’s looking like I might manage it – once I’ve undone the cast off edge of the button band and cast off with a smaller needle because I’m not happy or even satisfied with the wibbly-ness of it.