Monday, December 19, 2016

More Baubles

Two more Xmas tree baubles for my art challenge. I'm running out of baubles to draw since most of them look the same and I don't want to repeat items if possible.

Took yesterday off from drawing anything to try to give my elbow and shoulder some rest. Didn't help but probably didn't hurt taking a day off. Had a dental appointment today, went in with no problems, left finding out I need to have 8 chipped/broken teeth fixed lol


Gary L. Everest said...

Merry Christmas Jennifer,
Wow! Eight! Time for a twist on the oldie: "All I want for Christmas is my two front teeth". So, I recommend no more trips to the dentist once the repairs are complete! Were those chipped and broken teeth bothering you at all? If not, I'd defer until they were. Maybe the dentist has kids to get through college, or a very expensive boat...or a couple of ex-wives to keep living the lifestyle they're accustomed to.
Seriously though, hope that--despite the dental revelation--you and John have a very nice Christmas and you are able to enjoy all the sweet and other treats available! May the New Year be kind to you!
Sincerely, and Mele Kalikimaka,

Jennifer Rose Phillip said...

Merry Christmas to you to :)

The teeth were not bugging me at all, dead teeth. So besides just feeling sharp, no pain. LOL, he probably could buy a new car with the amount of times I am there but its free for me so might as well get them fixed before they get too bad

Probably should lave the treats alone but probably wont lol :p

Christine said...

cute ornament sketches, those are a lot of chipped teeth!

Lisa Isabella Russo said...

What wonderful ornament sketches! They are beautiful. Sorry to hear about the needed dental work, but I'm glad it's covered... I hope your elbow and shoulder feel better too.

Jennifer Rose Phillip said...

thanks Christine :) yeah too many chipped teeth, blame years of not being able to go to the dentist in canada lol

thanks Lisa :) my shoulder and elbow are not any different, but I can at least create a little bit as long as I take a break

Snowbrush said...

Elbow and shoulder?

I wonder why you had eight chipped teeth. Maybe you eat a lot of popcorn and don't get to the dentist much? I actually broke so many teeth on popcorn kernels that I started putting popped popcorn in a colander before transferring it to bowl, so I could be sure and remove all the kernels.

Jennifer Rose Phillip said...

Snowbrush, My elbow and shoulder are messed up from being at a desk almost all day and my teeth, blame dental care being horribly expensiveness in Canada :p Went years without going to one. Now I'm there ever 4-6 months :)

Can't eat popcorn because of fake jaw joints, so need to avoid hard food as much as possible

Snowbrush said...

“Fake jaw joints”?

You just get more and more interesting. I too have my issues, for which I take anti-depressants, narcotics, and nerve-pain pills. By the way, if you have “fake jaw joints,” surely you should be taking antibiotics in preparation for going to the dentist—no? Please don’t ignore doing this because if you get an infection, it will settle where those joints meet your own bone, and, with other joints, at least, it can necessitate removing the joint, cleaning out the infection, and then putting in a new joint. If you haven’t been told of this need for antibiotics, PLEASE inquire.

“My elbow and shoulder are messed up from being at a desk almost all day”

I wonder if you have muscle or tendon tears. I hope you can see a doctor sooner rather than later because I have had shoulder problems for years, and I’ll tell you the bare-boned truth about it, it can make your life miserable to the point where you have to sleep in a chair with ice packs on your shoulders. I’ve even found it so painful that there was a time when I had to cross my arms when I walked because my shoulders couldn’t take the motion. So, if you can head off the damage from becoming worse, it would be a wonderful thing to do so.

Jennifer Rose Phillip said...

Snowbrush, I had osteoarthritis in my jaw so after a few years of trying to avoid surgery with injections into the joint I had surgery to replace the real ones with metal (not something I recommend doing unless really needed), the x-rays are really coo to see :D I had had so many doses of antibiotics this year, I only get them now if its absolutely needed :/

I might have torn something, or its arthritis in my shoulder. Plan on going to the docs after the holidays since it will be almost impossible to get an appointment until then :)

Thank you for the thoughtful comment :)

Snowbrush said...

I'm sorry you had to have your jaw joints replaced. As joint replacements go, the worst I’ve had was a partial shoulder replacement (the partials are actually harder to recover from than the full replacements). The surgeon told me to figure on a year long recovery, but I think it took closer to two, and it was a painful recovery. I can’t imagine what your jaw replacement must have been like for you. I suppose you had to have your mouth wired shut for part of the time, and, good gee, right there within inches of your brain. I don’t know why, but it seems to me to be emotionally easier if a problem is far from my head.

If you do have to have any shoulder work done—beyond physical therapy, I mean, I’ve had enough experience that I might be able to be a minor resource for you.

Jennifer Rose Phillip said...

I didn't have my jaw wired shut but couldn't open it at all for a month (I was also a very fetching shade of purple :p )and took about 6 months to be able to open it about 3 cms and its a bit better 2 years on but prob wont get any better. the joint is so close to a major nerve so even if the surgeons are very careful the nerve can be damaged. I lost almost all the feeling and movement on the right side of my face, about 50% in the left side. Never be perfect but they have recovered a bit :) I couldn't close my left eyelid properly so needed a gold weight in it for a few months until the muscles woke up again. the hearing in my ears were damaged too lol I could probably go on but these side effects are why I tell people yeah the surgery worked, I can eat more than soup now and my jaw isn't locking open all the time , so get it done if you have no other option but the side effects can be bad (and I actually got off lightly).

thank you :) I will def ask if i end up needing work done on my shoulder :)(hopefully not tho)