The end for now….. New teeth needed

There are days missing which I will post soon.

But here’s today’s update……

So I caught the train from Montserrat to Barcelona after hiking across Mont Obac from wild camp spot today.

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A beautiful warm day blighted only by the continual pain on the left side of my mouth that has continued to get worse these last 5 days.

Arrived at Placa Espanya went to pharmacy on Aragon who recommended a dentist around cornor called Vitaldent.

Off I went to dentist.

Saw nurse first who assessed how quickly I needed to be seen.

Within 15 minutes I was with a very kind and nice dentist who did an Xray and check up.

He said what I kind of thought.

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Root is infected, baby tooth needs to come out as it’s dead and will likely have another reinfection.

Better to have it out sooner rather than later.

And kind of looked worried when I said I wasn’t planning on going back till March.

He felt I should probably have both baby teeth out, I have two but only one is bad at moment but makes sense to take both out and pull adult ones down.

Will maybe wear a brace for 2 years while teeth grow into place.

Anyway, he was nice and wish he was my dentist.

He did it for free, gave me prescription for antibiotics to help reduce infected arΓ©a.

That only cost €4…. I kind of want my teeth taking out here πŸ˜€

In a nutshell then I coming back to UK tomorrow.

So after 12 days of crossing from Aquallana to Montserrat, I’ve covered 145 miles and about 24,500ft of ascent.
Averaging thus 12 miles ish and 2000ft ish a day.

Slept wild on 6 nights, 3 nights at a ‘real’ camp site, one of which at Les Preses Camping natura the manager Pere let me stay in social room, 1 night in a village hall and yoga with Crystal included and shower the next day at lady called Ainhoas house. 1 night on Christmas Eve, cyclists James’ Mums flat and 1 night in a Hostal.

In that time I’ve met some lovely people Oskar is one of them (he helped me find a place on Christmas day, phoned and checked available room then checked that I was OK once at hostal).

It is these kind acts that have made this trip, without these people, including the dentist who saw me for free the journey wouldn’t have been as special.

Thanks to them I go back to the UK with memories that make me very happy and also have raised a few hundred pounds for Cancer Research.

This will not be the end. I plan to come back and start where I finished….but hopefully with better teeth πŸ˜€πŸ˜€πŸ˜€.

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Author: Gabrielle

Love the outdoors.

12 thoughts on “The end for now….. New teeth needed”

  1. You’re inspirational Gabby! That’s a fact. Well done on everything you’ve achieved and good luck at the dentist! Happy new year!xx

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  2. Gutted for you. Of all the things that could’ve go wrong and it was your teeth that halted you. I’m sure you’ve learned a few things the last few days which will prove useful for when your return.

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      1. You have learned and experienced so much in a short time. Just take all the positives and live on those. Best wishes for a safe return. Trevor

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    1. Cheers Rich. It’s frustrating but needs must. I know now what I need to do to make coming back better – go lighter! Winter kit is too heavy. The routes are mostly runnable about for some ridiculous climbs – that I both loved and loathed πŸ˜€

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  3. Still inspirational hun, now is the time to get treated and heal, can’t believe you still have baby teeth!!! Be strong but don’t be sad, be proud, more hugs lol xxx πŸ’œ

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  4. Very inspirational lady and I will miss reading about your trip. Good luck with teeth. I had emergency dentist in Nerja last year; and dentist also lovely. Well done and hope you get to finish trip one day.

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    1. Thanks Hazel and also thanks for the donation. I was wondering how to get in touch. The dentist was great, but now my face is swollen so know I made right decision. I’ll be back next year. I used to work near Nerja (all of 19 years ago…eek) X

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