Monday, 10 March 2014

CRAFT and Crunch

I picked up a lovely skein of madelinetosh sock yarn in the saffron colourway a while back.
I have CRAFT (Can't Remember A Freaking Thing) and have no idea when or where I bought it. I do remember it was the only skein of yarn I purchased at that time - whenever it was.

I am knitting Maureen Foulds' "Man in the Brown Suit" from her Agatha Christie Series, Volume 1.
It is a lovely textured pattern alternating with 4 x 2 cables down each side.
I'm ready to turn the heel.

So far the only modifications are that I did a tubular, circular, 2 x 2 cast on with the assistance of this video and I mirrored the 1 x 1 cables down the sides of the foot.

Last night, while eating a lovely camarones al mojo de ajo (shrimp fried in oil and garlic) dinner, I crunched on something. It felt like a little piece of crab shell or something. I felt around with my tongue and felt no voids indicating a missing filling or part of a tooth. I felt a little throbbing on the lower right side so finished chewing the rest of my meal on the left side.

After getting back to the condo, ate a bunch of Brazil nuts, flossed, brushed, and popped a piece of gum in my mouth. I noticed a while later that the gum was sticking to the lower, back, right molar. I then felt a sharp edge with my tongue. Crap! I had broken a tooth.

I went to a dentist this afternoon and we have decided to just baby the tooth until I get back to Canada. I'm not in any pain and the broken chunk is moveable but is staying put for now. The dentist confirmed that I'll need a crown on it and the two other molars forward of it.

I successfully chewed my lunch on the left side and will continue to do so in an attempt to avoid any force on the compromised tooth.

I am hoping the root is not exposed at all and the piece that is broken is just the outside of the tooth that was next to the filling. If the broken chunk does dislodge, apparently a patch can be put on it. I am keeping my fingers crossed that I can get home without any pain or further dental issues.

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