Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Khartoum, Jo needs the dentist!

Just before we went out on leave in March, my husband, who is petrified of dentists, needed to see one here in Khartoum. You can read about this here.

On Sunday, while drinking a glass of ice-cold water, I suddenly experienced a sharp pang in one of my molars in the leftside of my mouth. Not being one to procrastinate (like some I know... lol!), I asked Grant to call his now-favourite-dentist and make me an appointment.

Well, the time and date is set. I see Dr Hamo of Smile Dental Clinic at 8pm tonight. That's right. Eight o'clock this evening. This is Africa and you can have doctors' and dentists' appointments at these weird times. I count myself blessed that it's not at 10.30pm!

So tonight it's off to the dentist with me. Oh well, I know I will get a good sunset photo while travelling across the city.


  1. Well Jo---I am proud of you... It's best to go to the dentist now before that pain gets worse. Good Luck!!!!!

    You cannot get an appointment in this country at 8:30 at night.... Good for Africa!!!!


  2. Thanks for the vote of confidence, Betsy. Hubby Grant is amazed that I'm so quick to make an appointment. He took THREE months before he had the courage (with much egging on from me) to make his appointment in Feb this year Have a wonderful day. Bless you. (((Hugs))) Jo

  3. Hubby is not alone in his feelings of dentists Jo. I am not scared of them just hate the thought of someone poking around in my mouth!!

    Hope your problem is sorted out now. I do not envy you at all. :)

  4. Good luck Jo. I'm with Grant and stay away as long as possible. You are sensible.

  5. Hope it's nothing serious!!!

  6. I used to think that the only reason that sharks wouldn't eat a dentist was because of professional curtousy. Turns out they are kind of handy to have around...

  7. Tandartse is ook nie onder my top 10 nie! Sterkte - hoop alles het goed gegaan! x

  8. Hi everyone;) The dentist visit went off well. I was in the "chair" for about 6 minutes! I'm brushing too hard and caused sensitive gums. He gave me a prescripton for toothpaste for sensitive gums and a mouthwash. Viola!


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