Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Broken Teeth

Among other things, this weekend I broke one of my teeth, with the deadly rock and then sticky candy combination. I didn't know my teeth were capable of breaking in such a spectacular way. There is a giant, sharp hole in one of my teeth. Incredible. THe good news (sort of) is that I had to go to Kampala early the next day to see probably the only dentist in Uganda who won't make me look like a pirate. I am spending a few days living in a girls school in a random spare room and then wandering lost around Kampala, looking for ethnic food (that is not Ugandan). I think I'm definitely a village-bunny now. Me being in Kampala is equivalent to Beppo let loose in New York City. It's not pretty.

I have meant to blog for a while, but I'm afraid my posts may be spread further apart, as internet basically does not function out in my village. I will try to do it every time I go into town, about twice a month. THings are going well--- I'm starting to coach soccer at one of my schools, and then hopefully starting up a reading club and girls club at some schools. I also am doing a lot of helping teachers and observations. I am being asked to help with female adult literacy, too. There are a lot of things I am excited about here, and so we'll see how they pan out.

Love and goats,
Ilse

4 comments:

  1. Ilsers - aarghhh, as Neil would say. Don't want a pirate daughter. Glad your tooth is fixed. Good luck with reading club and soccer. Living through your adventures... Love, Mumsy

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  2. Sad face. I think you would make an excellent Ugandan pirate, but I think I would prefer you with all teeth! :) Sorry we couldn't chat long today, but I hope we can catch up tomorrow! LOVE YOU!

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  3. It's really an interesting post. It's really sad to loose your own tooth but still today's dentistry is so advance that replacing a missing tooth is just a few hours matter. I have seen some cases where the results of dental implants surprise us. The implanted tooth looks just like the original one.

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  4. Well, I hope the dentist you go to would make repair your broken tooth and make it look whole again. The hole in your teeth is a bit interesting and unusual. But a good dentist is all that's needed to fix that up. Good luck on your soccer coaching!

    [Hertha Gearin]

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