Wednesday, August 1, 2018

The pain of root canal and the joy of the garden

Hi friends, I had a root canal done last Thursday, July 26 and brother, for 3 days I was in pain. The pain med that I could take every 8 hours worked for 3 hours and then for 5 hours I was hurting. Round the clock. Anyway, poor poor me, I am feeling much better today. In mid-August I go in for part two, which consists of the specialist dentist (endodontist) checking her work and sealing it up if all is well. So think good thoughts for me.

I decided to balance this pity party with some favorite garden quotes. There are so many, thousands really. Above photo is Canterbury Bells from my garden a few years ago. I like all bell flowers, and well, all flowers.
Here is a garden quote by a man after my own heart, William Coles, who wrote in 1657 "A house though otherwise beautiful, yet if it hath no garden belonging to it is more like a prison than a house."
I enjoy my twice daily walks with Bounce and love the variety of gardens we see, but once in a while I see a sad front yard with no plants or trees or flowers and think it could do with some sprucing up.
Sir Robert Lorimer wrote in On Scottish Gardens, in 1898 "A garden is a sort of sanctuary, a chamber roofed by heaven ... to wander in, to cherish, to dream through undisturbed ... a little pleasaunce of the soul, by whose wicket the world can be shut out."
Don't you love that word "pleasaunce"?
Above is a bonus photo of Bounce, also called Wonder Dog, Prince, Mr. Bounce, Bouncey and Bouncer. You can see by his shirt he likes flowers too.
Usually when I am in my garden I find it so soothing, peaceful and pretty that I live in the now at those moments, and find plenty of things to do. At this summer time of the year I cut off spent flowers and do some watering and soak in the beauty. Oh that new yellow rose I planted, what a lovely color.
 "A chamber roofed by heaven", I like that.

22 comments:

Lin said...

Aw, I sure hope you are feeling better soon.

I love being out in nature and especially my garden. Things are so lovely there these days! Bounce is adorable.

Betsy Adams said...

Oh My---bless your heart... Hope your pain is gone quickly --and that you get through the dental work quickly.... Remember the old saying: "I'd rather eat nails than to.......Go to the Dentist"..... ha... But--I do go, dreading it from beginning to end...

I love our gardens also.... I'm working on some blog posts showing off this year's Day Lilies.... They are mostly gone now --but since we buy re-bloomers, many will bloom again in the Fall.....

Take care..
Hugs,
Betsy

Rian said...

Thinking good thoughts for you!

Sandi said...

"pleasaunce"

The Internet says that's an obsolete word. Let's bring it back!

Mari said...

Aagh! I hate dental work. Glad you are doing better!
Pleasaunce - I like that word too.

Betsy said...

I hope you are feeling much better soon and I will pray that your visit in mid August goes well. What a sweet photo of Bounce. It is been so hot here, I not only haven’t been able to be out in the backyard, I haven’t even been able to go to the lake. It’s supposed to be a bit cooler over the weekend before it heats up again into the upper 90sF next week. That’s just to hot for me to be outside. I know I will be wishing for this warm weather comes snow time this winter though. :-)
Many blessings, Betsy

Joyful said...

So sorry to hear of the pain you are suffering with the root canal. I hope you feel better very soon. It can only help you to be in a garden of beauty. I'm sure it takes your mind off the pain for awhile and so does your cute dog.

Kathy G said...

I had to go to the dentist yesterday for a cracked tooth (which may or may not lead to a root canal.) I came home with a temporary filling and have my fingers crossed that when I go back in two weeks the dentist can make it a permanent one.

FlowerLady Lorraine said...

I've never heard the word pleasance, googled it and heard how it is pronounced. I definitely have a pleasance, pleasure garden, for myself here. Even with all of the overgrowth and weeds, etc. it brings me joy. :-)

May your pain soon be a thing of the past and your next visit to dentist go smoothly.

Bounce is adorable!!!

Have a great day dear Terra ~ FlowerLady

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I'm sorry you went through such pain too. I hope you are feeling lots better but try to take it easy! Enjoy your walks! Hugs!

donna baker said...

Bounce and your flowers look wonderful. Think of them when you have that last stage at the dentist. I have to go this month too. Luckily, he is very sure and quick.

Starting Over, Accepting Changes - Maybe said...

Dentists, you can’t live with them and you can’t live without them. I hope you are feeling better today.

My gardens are also my sanctuary, and, yes, when I take walks, I judge others.

crafty cat corner said...

Poor you with that root canal. I am just messing about now waiting to go and have a back molar out at 7p.m. I haven't had a tooth out since the 90's.

A chamber roofed by heaven, I really love that.
Briony
x

only slightly confused said...

The 'Bounce Man' is a joy to behold. Glad your tooth is starting to feel better.

Retired Knitter said...

I had a root canal and I was so glad the roots were gone because the pain was gone and tooth nerve pain is really really bad. Glad you are past that point.

Kathy said...

I have had four root canals and I feel your pain. Hope you are feeling better by now. It is no fun for sure. But glad you had some beautiful flowers to take your mind off of it. What a gorgeous garden!

Henny Penny said...

Have sure had my share of root canals in years past. I do not like getting work done on my teeth. Hope you are feeling lots better now. I do love those quotes. It's fun to look at plain houses and yards, and picture how much prettier they would be with flower gardens.

joeh said...

I've had a number of root canals and never had much pain afterwards I suppose because they remove the root. I do know some of these procedures are way more difficult than others...I think I have just been lucky.

Jean R. said...

Bounce is adorable in his floral shirt! Hope my now your tooth has settled down. Root canals are not fun.

Debby@Just Breathe said...

Glad you are feeling better. Love the flowers and the quotes. Love the photo of Bounce and his shirt!

Karen said...

I like Bounce in his flowery shirt! I enjoyed your beautiful flowers and the garden quotes. We have a prayer garden near me and it is like a sanctuary! I pray your tooth is okay and no more pain.

Ann said...

Oh my, root canals are no fun. Bounce is adorable in his floral shirt.