7 Days Later & Focus Stacked Pink Gerbera Daisy…

This image was focus stacked and then cleaned up in GIMP…

Focus Stacked with 6 photos

Focus Stacked with 6 photos

And because I think seeing a ‘before’ shot allows you to see why you would put in the time to do focus stacking, here is the second photo of the six that were stacked in a slideshow with the focus stacked image…

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[Canon Rebel T2i, 180mm f/3.5L Macro lens – f/4 1s 100iso]

 7 Days Later

Has it really been a week since I last posted?  Well if it seems like I haven’t been around much, it’s because I’ve been recovering from Major Dental Work.  I was able to get off the pain medication fairly quickly, not that I didn’t have pain anymore, just that it was tolerable and I didn’t want to be on the pain meds longer than necessary.  Plus I needed to be able to drive, and I couldn’t as long as I was taking that medication (Tylenol w/ Codeine).  I was able to wean myself off the pain meds by the evening of day 2.  The antibiotic kept me pretty fuzzy brained though, and I was pretty tired all the time… mostly due to the fact that I had to take the antibiotic every 6 hours which really messed up my sleep schedule.  Getting up in the middle of the night, having a small amount of food so that I didn’t get an upset stomach, and then having to stay up at least 10 minutes after taking the medication really made my schedule weird.

My temporary crowns still feel like foreign bodies in my mouth, but at least now I can make a Billy Idol snarl without too much discomfort (the area around my mouth and nose were sore from the root canal in my front tooth).  My fillings are still very sensitive to cold and sweets… heated food not as much.  My gums around the temporary crowns are still sore, but I found that warm salt water works wonders to alleviate some of the discomfort.

I started out with applesauce and slowly progressed to more crunchy foods, like nuts and crackers.  I cannot bite into foods, I have to use a fork and knife or tear the food with my hands… so eating pizza or sandwiches is a little tricky… but things are progressing rather nicely.

I haven’t had the guts to try ice cream yet, mainly because cold water hurts still and maple syrup on my pancakes hurt too… so the sweet and cold of ice cream just wouldn’t be fun at this stage.  In fact, I haven’t had a cold apple or cold watermelon for the same reasons.

And lastly, I thought I would take a quick nap on Monday, and ended up sleeping nearly the whole day… so I guess it all caught up with me that day.  I’m feeling much better, I took my last antibiotic dose this morning, and now I will just continue to heal until my next dentist appointment (next Friday) when I get my permanent crowns put on.


  1. I had Major Dental Work last Wednesday.
  2. I’m healing at a reasonable rate.
  3. I didn’t realize how tired I was, and slept nearly all day Monday.  Which is also why I haven’t been blogging much lately.
  4. I finished my medicine this morning, and I should start feeling like myself again soon.

Until next time…

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