Sunday, April 30, 2017

Post Operative

Much as I love my Everlast leggings and long sleeved tee, it was time to get out of bed, wash my hair and put on some proper clothes.

 I suppose an update is in order, as you've all been so kind and supportive over this bloody tooth surgery. Aside from the extreme vertigo, I was managing-then, I wasn't. Around the fourth day post-surgery I developed what is probably a dry socket (I'll see the dentist this week to have that confirmed). As I'm having such terrible vertigo, I can't take anything narcotic for the pain which means trying to manage with Diclofenac and Acetaminophen. Fun times. I'll survive of course, but I'm not going to attempt being cheerful about it. It almost feels like the bone and nerve in my jaw is exposed...because it is. I can't drive anywhere, but attended by my two trusty companions I can hobble about a bit. Distraction helps.

It was raining/misting when we took these photos. Moments after, I noticed Mr. ETB had left the window down in the car. It rained all last evening. Yeah. On the positive side, we can now take the car for detailing as a necessity. It really did need a good cleaning out anyway.
Minimalist makeup as it still hurts to apply foundation. We went for a short ride. In the wet car. In the rain. I sat on towels. At least I was out of the house.
 I had my first opportunity to use this gorgeous vintage straw band with a leather lining and magnetic closure. We were only out for an hour, and I never got out of the car, but hey-I still "wore"it.

Outfit Particulars:
1970's sleeveless nylon dress (nightie?)-Thrift World
Talbot's silk jacket-Can't remember
Ralph Lauren shoes-Goodwill
Vintage purse-Hand-Me-Ups
Real and faux bamboo bracelets-Goodwill and Thrift World
Large Monet brooch-Goodwill
Lippy-Oh gosh, this is embarrassing. I bought a set of lip crayons at Walgreens because the packaging was shaped like bunnies. Pathetic, I know. They're very strawberry scented too...because they were probably intended for six year olds playing dress-up. Yeah, I'll get pictures of the tubes when I remember.

I already forgot what day that was (it is all a blur now).
At some point, the weather turned quite cold. I bought this faux fur thinking I wouldn't get to wear it until next year. Ha!
Didn't think I'd be needing boots either. That's a scowl-not just my messed-up face.
I'm not really a jersey dress sort of woman, but this one is a clear exception. I had to pin the front to keep it decent, but everything else about this dress is perfect. The print is somewhere between a pheasant and a flicker.

That's a flicker. They're woodpeckers. 
Outfit Particulars:
Calvin Klein dress-Thrift World
Vintage bag-Goodwill
Vintage faux fur-Goodwill
Carved Bakelite and metal earrings-Hand-Me-Ups
Brooch on dress-Can't remember
Sigh. I promise at some point this will be over and I can go on to talking about more interesting things.

Check out the lovely garden behind me in the photo. That's our neighbours who decided to join-in planting out vegetables in front of the house. They won't need to water the plants this week. They will, however need to cover them tonight as we have a frost warning. Let that sink in. A frost warning for 1 May. Sigh.
I'm going to leave this on a happy note-my boots and bag match! How bad can things be? 
Have a Happy May Day. 


Vix said...

You're hardcore to be up, dressed and posting so soon after the op!
You look fab. I love that fake fur coat, makes the crap weather almost bearable to have something new/old to wear, doesn't it? xxx

Anonymous said...

At least it is over! By next week you'll feel like a new woman.

Polyester Princess said...

I'm not sure I would have been up and dressed in your position. Nor would I have looked that good. Love the fab fur coat, and that last photo of you wearing the rain bonnet. Hope the vertigo as well as the pain will be a thing of the past soon! xxx

Goody said...

I thought of you when I bought the coat! Having something new to wear is the only reason I get out of bed most days-even if it is just some small thing like a bangle or scarf.

Thanks. I hope so.

You're kind to say I look good. I went for an evaluation at a clinic that only treats vertigo/balance issues. They think they'll have me back to normal in a few visits-so I'm hopeful.

Sue said...

Do hope that vertigo buggers off, I have never had it but know people that do get it and it sounds NASTY! But I am glad to see you up and trying to get out and about. TOF had two of his manky teeth pulled today and he is all puffy and swollen. Looks like I have given him a smack in the gob for his back chat! hahaha. Take care and your garden is looking very impressive.

Bibi Maizoon said...

Poor Goody, dry socket & vertigo are the worst!
You look fabulous despite all the ongoing trauma.
A flicker, a pheasant or butterfly wings? Whatever, you always wear those autumnal hues so well!
It is raining here again. We had a doozy of a thunderstorm this weekend that knocked out power for 4 days.

Vronni's Style Meanderings said...

Goody, you are a warrior! Up and about and dressed to the nines as well!

I love your outfits and the YSL shoes are fabulous. I love the faux fur and the pheasant/flicker print dress and those lovely earrings...I think flicker is a great name for a woodpecker.

I hope you continue to recover and that your weather cheers up. It's chilly here, with some rain yesterday as well, today we had sun but still its cold. Doesn't feel like May at all and I haven't even started to get the summer clothes out and do the big swapover.

Goody said...

Tell TOF I hope he's better soon.

Four, that's awful. You have a generator, I hope?

Miss Magpie said...

Poor you, I'm so sorry you are suffering. I do hope you are feeling better soon. You look fabulous on it mind!

Beth Waltz said...

I'd feel sorrier for you if you looked less glam! The boots and bag match is exactly the sort of serendipity one might regard as A Sign that this woman is favored by whichever muse is in charge of vintage discoveries.

I'm also peering with glowing green greedy-cat eyes at that Monet broach, the one with the dainty moving chains, the one that highlights the dainty florals of the dress, and the fancy claps on the (leather lined!) bag.

The dry socket situation is nothing less than torture from what I've heard. Please take your meds and listen to Satie!

Mim said...

Oh lordy, I've just seen this. What a nightmare you must be having with your jaw. And yet you still look fabulous despite the pain.

Goody said...

Sometimes it is hard to understand how they get their names, but you're right-flicker is a good name for them.

@Miss Magpie
I'm getting better-it will just take some time.

I was so worried about the extraction, and that part went fine. I never imagined I'd be dealing with all this stuff after.

I am getting better. I hate being unable to do things for myself though-I've always been independent.

Radostin said...

Oh no!
Your outfits really are worth getting up for, though.

Goody said...

Thanks! I have to have *some* motivation to get up each day-might as well be clothes.