Thursday, May 1, 2014

I am my own dentist!!!!


OK, I just had the most pleasant dental experience of my life. I had broken the one-tooth partial I had in Mexico, which was a temp while waiting for my tooth for the implant. I can't stand the way my smile looks with the tooth missing and I was afraid the Press might catch up with me because of the Hawaiian paddle so I hunted up a dentist to see if I could get the temporary partial fixed just for photo ops.


I found this lovely dentist, Dr. Keyla Springe (, from who agreed to help fix it. She asked me first, what will you do it I break it? I said, you want me to grind it??? So she let me fix it myself. Said she would have felt really bad if she made it worse. What a hoot. Maybe I could have a second career as a dental assistant?

Thank you, Dessirae, for taking these photos and sending them to me.

Who is Swankie?

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Anywhere, USA, Full-Time USA traveler, United States
In 2006, I was shopping for a wheelchair. By 2007, I had new knees, better health and by 2008 a kayak. In Aug 2013, I kayaked my 49th state, Alaska, at the Holgate Glacier and in May 2014, I kayaked Hawaii, my 50th state, to celebrate my 70th Birthday and the finale to the wonderful adventure of Kayaking America? Next up... Solo Hiking the Arizona Trail, 820 miles? Maybe. Still healing from shoulder and trying to decide.