Thursday, January 19, 2023

Friday Face OFF 1/20/23

 Hi Everyone!

I am not sure how long this post will be. As most of you know I am trying to keep busy because it takes my mind off my numb face. I am so very disappointed in our medical here. It used to be excellent and now I consider it very bad. For me, being busy is moving. Cleaning house, making art, cooking. Today my face was extremely numb. The worst part is around my eyes. I have done research and just when I think I have found an answer, it's not what I am experiencing.  Tomorrow, which is Friday, I will be in an MRI machine. My appt. is at 6:45 AM so I am hoping to find something out by the end of the day. Then I can call on Monday to see if I can, at all, see a medical provider. I have what is called Patient Connect. As soon as results come in I can see them. Wish me luck. Again.

Oh, Mr. M. took me to the store today. I really don't want to drive right now. I got 18 pack of eggs for $3.75 and the egg section was full. I now have 4 cartons. YAY

 I showed this 3 face bottle I stared last week. I did get it finished. I am keeping this one for me. 







The birds I'm going to tackle next week. With a completely different technique.






Now it is time for our featured artist.
This week it is;
I am also linking up with
Now it's your turn to show me your face.
Post a face and link back to my blog. Add your link to Mr. Linky, leave a comment and then go see what others have created.
How easy is that?




David M. Gascoigne, said...

Your condition is distressing, Nicole. I hope that the medical people can get to the root of it and put it right. I can't even imagine how frustrating it must be for you.

kathyinozarks said...

You are so talented as an artist Nicole-I enjoy seeing what you create.
sending positive energy your way along with prayers hugs

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Good luck with your MRI tomorrow! I hope you get answers and treatment soon!

Iris Flavia said...

Wow, Ingo is trying to get a doctor today. My W gave me the name of his doc and I hope that if I get sick one of those will take me in.
We have the same problem with police here. People retire and no new ones want become doctor/police officer.
I wish you all the luck all goes well and you get help, Nicole!

Cool bottle, but the bird like totally steals the show!

Hups, bird ;-)
For my Mum!

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Good grief, Nicole. Last Wednesday I paid $5.25/doz eggs. I would give anything to have your kind of prices. Even the local farmers are charging $5.00/doz because the cost of feed is so expensive. No wonder you can afford an egg salad!

Your latest bottle turned out great, You were right that it does look completely different now.

I will be thinking about you tomorrow morning and hoping against hope they can determine what the cause of your numbness is. In the meantime, thanks for host FFO.

Rita said...

I really, really hope you can get some answers!
*love and hugs*

Christine said...

Glad you are getting the MRI, good luck. Good work on the bottle for you. -Christine

roentare said...

In your artwork, there is a lot of agony expression. I think facial paresthesia is an indication of 5th cranial nerve involvement particularly due to expansion or mass effect of syringomyelia. This is usually considered as a potential life-threatening emergency. At least, MRI is happening tomorrow. Hope you get the treatment you deserve.

sirkkis said...

Hello Nicole,
I so hope that you soon get medicine help!
Your art is as stunning as always.
Have restful, pleasant weekend ahead xx

NatureFootstep said...

I really hope you will find some help for your eye problems.

I like the bottle you share today and look forward to see what you do with the birds.

It is good to be an artist, isn´t it? I have some trouble reading nowdays and watching the screens. But creating art is no problems. Good!

kwarkito said...

your art with the bottles is amazing. the bird's skeleton reminds me of the work of a plastician artist who imagined the skeletons of Donald and his nephews

Gene Black said...

I hope that the MRI helps to give you some answers to your problem and leads to some relief for you.
That is a great price on eggs currently - although I long for the prices a couple of years ago, when I felt comfortable experimenting with recipes that use 4-5 eggs.

Tom said...

...what a smiley bunch of faces today! I bought eggs for $3.20 a dozen and thought that was a good price. Thanks for hosting the party, Nicole.

Mia said...

Hope that everything will be OK with you, Nicole.
Your faces are fabulous.
I can't wait to see your birds next week.
Please take care of yourself.

Gillena Cox said...

Hope you get encouraging feedback from your doctor. Hope you feel better soon Nicole.

Salty Pumpkin Studio said...

MRI Prayers!
I am sorry you are dealing with health issues. Keeping busy is a good positive.

Cloudia said...

Bless your dear face! Yes, medical care is not what it was because everywhere the money people are in charge. The medical people no longer are. I hope this is something we can fix together

Giorgio said...

I hope you will get the right treatment soon.
Looking forward to watching your birds next week.
Take care, Nicole!

Debra said...

I can empathize with you and the medical provider problems you're having. I hope you will have answers soon. Praying for you. said...

Amazing bottle. Hope you get your face sorted.

Fundy Blue said...

Hi, Nicole! I've gone back and read all your posts that I missed, but I'm only commenting here. I'm sorry that you are experiencing such persistent and perplexing face numbness. It's aggravating when you can't access the medical care you need. I hope today provides you with answers and access.

I've not been blogging recently nor visiting around. I was overwhelmed, and I just gave up. Now that I've arrived in Hawaii and have relaxed a little, I'm hoping to get back on track.

Hugs to you and wishing you health and solutions.

My name is Erika. said...

Your face bottles are looking great Nicole. Those 3 faces with the white "hair" look like they are from the Arctic. Or maybe I just have winter on my mind since it snowed today. Have a super weekend Nicole. hugs-Erika

Fundy Blue said...

I came back hoping for an update on your health situation and realized I hadn't commented on your amazing bottle faces. No matter what is happening in your life, you keep on creating. You are an inspiration, Nicole!

Mae Travels said...

Good luck with the MRI and finding out what's gone wrong. Above all, I hope they find a solution to your problems.

best... mae at

Jeanie said...

I hope your MRI revealed some answers. Good luck. And I like your newest face bottle!

carol l mckenna said...

Awwesome art work sooo creative ~ Xo

Good Luck with the medical world ~

Wishing you good health, laughter and love in your days,
A ShutterBug Explores,
aka (A Creative Harbor)

Andrea @ From The Sol said...

My heart goes out to you ... numbness, though painless, is annoying and distracting to the point of anxiety. I am so sorry you are experiencing so many issues and what is worse that you can't get decent help. Are there any large medical centers (Mayo Clinic comes to mind) close to you? I know there is a Mayo Clinic in Arizona and I am sure there are others including, of course, the main Clinic in Minnesota. I certainly hope you are able to find some relief. And, with all of this, you continue to be creative (if you are anything like me, that is your Godsend) You are in my heart and on my mind, Nicole ...

Andrea @ From the Sol

Divers and Sundry said...

Waiting for medical test results is difficult, and it makes it even harder when you have trouble getting the tests done to begin with. I hope you get good news.

Lowcarb team member said...

I am sorry you are dealing with these health issues.
Thinking of you.

All the best Jan

baili said...

Dear Nicole you are Special my friend.

I believe that all will be fine again dear friend.

Your kind heart, beautiful spirit and God will make it easy for you hopefully!

Keep faith and be strong as always and the test will pass soon!

You are in my thoughts and prayers all the time! Hugs!!!