So it turns out that my pattern alterations weren't quite perfect. Overall I'm quite happy with the dress itself but there are a couple of things that need to be tweaked. I didn't actually measure the bust before or after grading it and I think this pattern has more ease in the bust than I like. Not doing the measurements was just plain laziness on my part. If I'd done them in the first place, I'd have to make fewer changes now which would have saved me time in the end.
The lesson here is to complete every step of a procedure, no matter how tedious those steps might be. I thought I'd learned that lesson but apparently I haven't.
Anyways, I'm looking forward to making the pattern "for real" with the upcoming changes.
In some unrelated but exciting (to me) news, I'm getting that temporary filling replaced with a permanent one tomorrow morning. Yippee! No more temporary filling! I'll be able to chew non-soft foods on the right side of my mouth! This may not seem like much to other people, but it's pretty exciting for me.
Replacing the filling also means that I should be able to start receiving Pamidronate again. I'm really looking forward to this because I hope that the Pamidronate might make my lower back hurt less.