Prior to today, the most amount of email I’ve gotten in response to this blog concerned soap making and butter churning. But certainly the post yesterday on my fin has gotten the attention of many of you. I really appreciate all the concern and well wishes. I’ll post a few of the comments I received below, so that you can see how much my blogger friends love me and are concerned for my well being:
1 – “I always knew you were special, but I had no idea you are half fish”
2 – “Sharks have fins toooooooo!”
3 – “Will you join the circus now?”
I could go on and on, but I think you get the picture. And speaking of pictures, I drew one to help explain my fin:
I swear to you, this is a very close duplicate of the picture the specialist actually drew for me. I am not lying. At any rate – that Homer Simpson looking thing is actually all the root openings at the top of my tooth. The fin is that thin line coming out of the top of one of those roots. Apparently it is almost microscopic, but for some reason Dr. Specialist is convinced he will see it when he slices my gum open and be able to remove it. I asked him if there is any chance he will cut a nerve and I will have facial paralysis the rest of my life. Do you know what he said to me? He said “There is always that risk, but it is very rare”. VERY RARE??? That’s exactly what he told me about having a freaking fin in the first place!!! Great.
So now you know all I know about my fin. And my fin and I are just fine for now. After next week, my fin will be nothing but a memory and I will be able to smile about it – that is if my face isn’t paralyzed from the surgery.
It’s been snowing here all day long. I would guess we have about 3 – 4 inches now. I took some pictures earlier – they appear kind of hazy because it was snowing like crazy when I took them. Oh – and they were taken out a window because, as you know, I don’t do snow. I put them up on the website and will add more as the day progresses. Check them out!
OK, I’ve got to go start making some soap for Valentine’s day. Just wanted to check in with y’all and express my appreciation for all the warm thoughts and wishes and concern for my fin. I can sure feel the love.