Wednesday, January 03, 2007

Face the Size of Montana


This is me today:
Maybe I don't look any different to you, but if you look closely you will see what appear to be cottonballs stuffed into my stage right cheek...it's not cottonballs. It's my face. I had oral surgery to correct an infection in my tooth root. I don't really have to have the icepack secured to my head, but it makes for a better photo and more justification for my sad whining. Don't I look sad and pathetic? Don't I look tragic? Don't you want to bring me a "get well milkshake"?


This is one in a series of weird doctors appointments I am trying to finish up before I leave the US. You wouldn't believe how many things you need to do to move to another country. Sell all your stuff, put the stuff you don't sell somewhere, get new glasses, say goodbye to everyone, go to seattle to get a visa from the Korean Consulate, finish your taxes, learn another language, buy pants, shoes and bras (because evidently I will not be able to find anything that fits me in my new skinny country), lay on your couch as much as possible before your house is no longer your house anymore, go through all your papers and throw away stuff you really don't need to keep....the list goes on and on. And I'm starting to feel anxious and overwhelmed like how you want to barf right before the final round of a karaoke contest. I'm less than a month away from leaving salt lake. Weird.

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

I was just about to call and ask how you were after this, but unsure if you could speak, I looked here first. And being yourself, a devoted blogger, I found the answer here. I'll call anyway, it's nicer.

Anonymous said...

Pobrecita! Anything that can make Ninny look that sad must be truly agonizing. I think I might have a leftover Lortab from my wisdom teeth extraction -- I can mix it into your Get Well Milkshake if you like.

Anonymous said...

WOW! Thats great you are going to Korea! Will you see Lumina? CONGRATS!!! You'll love it!

alina said...

Oh dear...so sorry about the infection and surgery. But, about the "can't find stuff in my size in a foreign country" thing....just send a link and the cash to a friend back home and have them mail it to you. Of course, this is only for emergencies because of the extra cost, but still...all is not lost if suddenly you need a new bra.

Tamara said...

um. dumb question. but i am oh, so curious about that ice pack. how did you get it attached to your face? i see no hands? is this some crazy magic trick? i must know!

i do hope you feel better. you look in pain. but still beautiful!

Ninny Beth said...

T- it's a strap that has velcro on it and I've secured around my head. oh yeah, and it's magic!