Sunday, November 20, 2011
Blame It on the Baguette!
One of my favorite breakfasts on Isla Mujeres is the BLT Baguette at Bally Hoo. They add avocado for me and it is so good! Friday morning after his first open water dive, Craig was famished, so we met on Medina and headed to Bally Hoo.
The sandwich tasted wonderful. We were sitting there enjoying the beautiful morning, watching the fishing boats. Somewhere in the second half of the baguette, I started encountering grit. Had they put sand in my sandwich? Surely not!
I then realized it wasn’t sand. As my tongue swiped across the back of my front teeth, I realized I was missing half of a tooth!
Crap! While some people come to Mexico for dental work, it was never my plan! I was more than puzzled because I just had my teeth checked and cleaned last week at home. Fortunately, I remembered a friend mentioning that his dentist in Cancun was state of the art, so we headed to his apartment. He quickly got in touch with another friend of ours who had the dentist's number and could make the appointment. A few hours later, I was sitting in a dental chair in Cancun. Drat.
Long story short, while the BLT Baguette from Bally Hoo was muy delicioso, it was very expensive! I thought I'd lost a filling in one of my front teeth, but it turned out to be the crown a cosmetic dentist had done back in Washington State. And there was no patching it until I could get home since we're here for a month. It was completely cracked.
I'm now happy to announce that once again, I have two front teeth. I guess all I want for Christmas is my two front teeth! (Remember that song?)
I'm also excited to have internet service once again! Hallelujah! I'm definitely more excited about that than the new crown We go back to Cancun on Wednesday morning for some final work. Hopefully, everything with the new crown will be todo bien. I'll give the full report on that in another post.
On a happier note, we made it to the beach everyday last week except Friday! The water feels warmer than other Novembers I’ve visited.
Once again, life is good!