Tuesday, October 25, 2011

The Dental Experience

Monday 10/24/11 was the first dental appt.  The office staff was very friendly and helpful.  They have just finished with remodeling and the procedure room was very large, even a leather chair for me to sit in.  Dr Bernal was very friendly and helpful.  He took the impressions on Monday.  Those impressions are then whisked away by a guy on a cute little bright red scooter and then on to the lab.  The impressions were ready the next morning.  Tuesday all teeth were extracted, including some minor bone surgery and the new choppers were in place in just a couple of hours.  Joe was still numb from the Novocaine as we walked to the Purple Pharmacy to get the pain meds and antibiotics for a total of $40, I could have brought some from the States for $10. from Joe's MD.  Oh well, it is what it is!  We walked back through customs with no waiting and I drove back to Yuma.  So Joe is on pain meds with an ice bag on his jaw and I went swimming.  It has been very hot here with a few clouds yesterday and today which brought the temperature down a little but then the humidity goes up.  So it's just plain HOT!  The pool is the place to be.

A few pictures from Monday:
Maybe these are the sheep from Ketchum.  A few days ago we saw them putting up a fence of only two electric wires and then the sheep appeared.  Today the sheep are gone and so is the fence.  Notice the one black sheep, that means there are 100 sheep in this field

Proof that they do get clouds in Yuma

Walking to the Dentist office

and here it is Dr. Juan Bernal's office

Inside the office, this is Juan the gentlemen I have been emailing to to arrange the appointment.

Joe in the "hot" seat 

Well he made it through day 1, the impressions.  Now a quick visit to the bakery

Then shrimp tacos, sometimes the line goes out to the street

Then we also ordered six tamales to take home and freeze.  But we each had a tamale for dinner.  I have been eating home made tamales for many many years and these are the very best.  While we were there, Juan was also in line to get a tamale, he also says they are the very best he has ever had.

This is is for Monday and Tuesday.  Joe is on pain meds so we will not be doing to much for the next several days.  I'll be visiting the pool several times a day.

Safe travels to all

Nancy & Joe


  1. Interesting. That's amazing that you could walk to the dentist's office after walking across the border. Definitely easier to walk across than drive across, I think. I'm glad you are staying in an RV park that has a pool!