Travelsonabike2 China Monday 15th-October-2012

Garry McGivern Travelsonabike2 is cycle touring in China on Monday, 15th-October-2012. Turpan to Turpan! 36 miles. Set off as normal this morning. Half an hour down the road, the wind started to pick up. Only today, it was blowing against me! I should have stopped and turned back then. Further down the road, all I could see was dust. But like an idiot, I carried on until it got so bad that I couldn’t ride against the wind or see anything for the dust!

Got back to the hotel and re-checked in, much to the surprise of the staff!

Had toothache for the past few days. So thought it was maybe a good time to try and sort it out. Managed to find a Dentist, and thanks to the hotel staff, the tooth was loose, so I knew, and so did the dentist know which tooth it was. So he said I’ll just pull it out. If it’s loose, which it was, there wasn’t a lot else to do! He gave me a slip of paper, which I had to take down to the cashier, who in turn, after taking payment (£21), gave me a slip to go and get the anaesthetic and antibiotics from the pharmacy. Once I had these, it was back up to the Dentist for the extraction! He was getting ready for a battle to get it out, with his knee on my chest, when it just came straight out! It was one of my implants, not a real tooth, and I think that where it had come loose, a piece of food had got underneath, and that’s what was causing the pain.

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