Friday, April 25, 2008
No root canal, shoes instead!
Well, you must all have crossed your fingers really tight (and Hilary's prayers to St. Appolonia would have helped as well!). The endodontist checked me out yesterday and could see no clear indication that he should be digging at my roots. It's all a bit odd because I had only mentioned to my dentist an occasional sensitivity when chewing, coupled with some cheek-sinus tenderness, and he claimed that the subsequent x-rays showed an abcess. Perhaps the two days of penicillin made such a dramatic difference that there was nothing for the endo-guy to see, but that seems unlikely, especially since I didn't feel much difference. (although today I notice that the sinus-y tenderness is gone, so maybe that was the problem all along).
The endodontist agrees that the tooth in question is likely to need a crown at some point (huge filling, reconstructed a few years ago, but still . . .), and at that point, a root canal should be done. Meanwhile, he's given me a prescription for antibiotics that I should bring with me "just in case" while we're travelling. I'm going to finish off the penicillin for now and hope for the best, knowing that I've been as thorough as I can be -- no point in looking a gift horse (no root canal -- that's a gift!) in the -- No, wait, that doesn't quite work, does it!
I'm having second thoughts, though, about a cavity I'm scheduled to have filled when I get back in June -- my dentist's been off for quite some time having a second corrective surgery on a broken wrist, and I'm not so sure, now, about this guy who's doing the locum. But I'll put off thinking about that 'til I get back.
Get back from where, you say? Oh, did I not mention I'm going to PARIS?! In less than a month?! Yes I am, and that's why I bought these Cydwoq shoes (called Dust) last weekend at Gravity Pope in Vancouver. The picture above, taken from this website shows the colour best. The photo below, from this site, captures the feeling of the shoes, although it also rather validates some of the second thoughts I've had about the shoes since I've bought them: are they Paris-appropriate? Or will they be better for lounging around pastoral-woodsy scenes in flowy printed skirts?! They are very, very comfortable, and the thick, sturdy yet pliable leather soles provide considerable cushioning, but will they stand up to long days of walking? More importantly, did I ignore the truncating effect of those ankle ties to the eventual detriment of my chic-ness? When I was thinking I could wear them with jeans and skirts, I think I was right, but I'm not sure they'll work with straight-ish, knee-length skirts, and they're too flat for most of my jeans. I have a black silk below-the-knee flowy skirt that they'll be perfect with (and that's perfect for travel); they'll work with the skinny jeans; they'll be good with white denim capris. Perhaps that's enough to justify their space in my little suitcase (and to justify their price -- they're much more than I usually spend, but I've coveted Cydwoqs for ages, based on the handcrafting and the beautiful funkiness of their design). I'm also thinking that if I found the right pair of wide-legged summery-weight pants (linen, light denim), they might work with those as well. Meanwhile, I do love wearing them, and perhaps that's reason enough.Except that I can't stop thinking about these sandals, appropriately named Travel, also by Cydwoq and wondering if I should have bought them instead . . .