Broke my Crown, Orange Hair, and CSF Patches.

This week has been full of strangeness.

On Tuesday I was eating a piece of pizza and all of a sudden my crown shattered.  I looked and looked and found nothing in the pizza that could have caused it, I guess it just wore out.  Of course, I can’t get into the see the dentist until the 18th.  So glad it doesn’t hurt!  This is the only tooth I’ve ever had a cavity in.  *sigh*  This crown is 12 years old, guess it’s just time for a new one.  Glad it waited until I got my birthday present from my father-in-law!  When I got my crown the first time it was around $600.  Anyone know how much they run now?  Ugh!

As you might remember, I was thinking of covering up some of my gray.  On Wednesday night I decided to put henna on my hair.  It was for dark brown hair, it was supposed to give my hair a nice sheen, and make the gray a light brown/blond.  Like highlights.  Instead, I now look like a punk rocker with orange streaks.  (it might be cool if they were purple)  Perhaps I’ll get a photo soon, but I look too dreadful to have a photo taken now.

Yesterday I had Lumbar Puncture #4, and it read almost exactly the same as the LP Dr. Gray did before my last patches.  So they re-patched all the old spots and a couple of more.  8 all together.

I was really hoping my hearing in my left ear would improve, fast, but not yet.  However, my headaches are much better.  When I close my eyes I don’t see shadows rotating.  I don’t know about every day disequilibrium, I’ve just been lying around for the past few days.  Taking it easy, keeping my back flat.  I was pretty sore at first, but it’s better.  Taken just one pain pill so far today.  : )   Since Thursday, I’ve just been lying around recuperating, and sleeping.

Luckily, my good friend Kym sent me the coolest “recycled” gift for my birthday.  (We always try to give each other either a recycled gift, or something we made ourselves.)  This year she gave me a Kindle!  It wasn’t even opened.  Evidently someone gave her one and she already has one.  (I know she has an iPad, perhaps she doesn’t need the Kindle?)  Either way, I’ve been loving it!  It’s light, and the screen isn’t like a computer screen, I feel like I’m looking at a printed page.  I’m having a ball exploring all the free things I can get.

Anyone else out there have one?  Any tips?


4 thoughts on “Broke my Crown, Orange Hair, and CSF Patches.

  1. Linda

    Hi Wendy,
    Sorry I can’t help you with the kindle, but it does sound like fun.
    Glad to hear that the lp and patches went well. Do not apologize for taking it easy after having the procedure done. You deserve to be symptom free and do whatever it takes to get there. I hope that the good changes start showing real soon. Feeling those nasty symptoms fading is right up there with the best sex possible!!


  2. When I saw the in the title that you broke your crown I thought that you did something to your head. Glad it’s not that. That was a freaky flashback to some phrase my mom would use. lol.

    I’ve been thinking about dying my hair a plum shade, just for something different. However, I say embrace the orange. I found the following meaning for the colour orange and it’s all positive.

    Orange combines the energy of red and the happiness of yellow. It is associated with joy, sunshine, and the tropics. Orange represents enthusiasm, fascination, happiness, creativity, determination, attraction, success, encouragement, and stimulation.

    Glad the patching went well. Keep on doing what you’re doing and you’ll be feeling better soon. Hope you start noticing improvements with your hearing really soon, too.

    And enjoy the Kindle. I was thinking of getting one but decided to wait because I would switch between wanting a Kindle, then tablet, then back to Kindle. I downloaded the Kindle for PC to my laptop so, for now, I’ll wait and see what technology brings in the next couple of years. Hopefully cheaper tablets or a Kindle that does colour.



    1. Maureen, Sorry about the phrase I used. When I broke the crown (on my tooth) I kept thinking in my head about the Jack and Jill song…but, Wendy “fell down and broke her crown”…not really…but it’s still been going through my head, like a song stuck in your head.

      Sometimes I look in the mirror and think, cool…other times I look and think…I just don’t know. But I love the meaning of orange! I admit I have a preference to warm colors. Especially Yellow!

      I have to admit that I would have preferred the color Nook, instead of the Kindle, but I’m loving this. And it was a recycled gift! I just love that!!



  3. Hey Wendy, belated Happy Birthday. Followed you to the Artist’s Way group, but forgot to check back on my Fb acct and they were waiting for me to accept a friend request b4 they could add me to the group. Going through a lot right now. Don’t know how I’ll fair with it; we’ll see. Regarding your crown, I know how you can save money but it may require you going to a different dentist. Sorry I haven’t emailed you back yet. I’ll try to soon with the dental info included.


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