"So I've got this thing...." I said to the receptionist when I called the doctor's office yesterday afternoon to inform them of the huge lump that has taken up residency on my face seemingly overnight.
My breathing is fine, I have no fever, but the lump on my left cheek is hot, bothersome and has increased in size throughout the day and I thought I should have it seen.
Dr. Doogie Hauser was concerned enough to send me immediately for a CT scan. And I am on the strongest antibiotic he felt comfortable prescribing, the same thing given to my son Jason when he had MRSA.
BTW, having a very young and very handsome Doogie Hauser ask you if you are indeed menopausal was the highlight of my visit.
WHAT IS THIS THING!?
If this is some kind of abscess, I need it to go away before I fly to Texas on Saturday! I'm not one who whines and complains through social media over every little headache. But this just has me a tiny bit worried.
It has grown overnight…but the antibiotics were only started last evening, so I just took the second capsule this morning.
And I’m laughing at what the bottle says – do you see that?
“Take on empty stomach. If Dr advises take with food to avoid upset stomach.” Would they please make up their minds?
This “THING” is high up on my left cheek, to the side of my nose and just below my eye. It’s swollen enough that I feel it in my bottom eyelid when I blink. It aches like a toothache, but it’s not my teeth.
I’m hoping that a call back after the CT reading this morning will let us know what is going on. Do I need to have this aspirated?
I’m having visions of “The Elephant Woman” as I head off to Houston on Saturday to teach and lecture for two guilds.
Okay. I’ve just turned into the whiny person who discusses all of their health issues through social media.
While waiting for my appointment time, I pieced a back!
This is for the Dawn's Early Light finish that I posted about yesterday.
When it rains, it pours!
Cats & Dogs!
And some 1980s thing that needed to go away.
Yes. This fabric is from my stash, but it likely is something that was gifted because I don’t remember buying it! And there wasn’t enough to do the whole back with it, cute as it is, but I can use it and get rid of other blues in the process.
And I love the breathing room it leaves in my stash. Bye bye!
Oooh. (or is that Ewwww?)
I don’t remember buying THESE either!
I am so not a floral person. I look at florals and have a hard time deciding what color they want to be categorized as. Especially BIG print florals. But they do liven up anything that is tone on tone, so in they go. These are now GONE from the stash. There is a whole bin of gifted florals that really might be best cut into strings and just let them be “COLOR” because I don’t think I can use them any other way. Maybe we need another floral cousin to Florabunda? Some way to use up the florals? (My brain is on hyper-drive. Maybe it is the antibiotics?)
There is a lot of pattern writing going on behind the scenes. I’m trying to make my own self-imposed deadline of having En Provence and Garlic Knots ready to release in Digital pattern form tomorrow, but if this face thing gets in the way, or if I have to go see a specialist or have it lanced or whatever – I’m sure that I’m the only one who cares about missing my own deadline.
I DID put up a very sweet Quiltmaker Gift-Away last evening! Did you see it? Did you enter? You can find the info on THAT POST.
And maybe by tomorrow I’ll have news on what this THING on my face is.
Quiltville Quote of the Day!
Vintage spider web quilt found in North Carolina.
Optimism is a happiness magnet. If you stay positive good things and good people will be drawn to you.
Keep the good vibes and positive thoughts and whatever juju you can send coming.
Have a positively great Tuesday, everyone!