It started with a toothache. Since my post last Saturday I’ve seen two dentists, three doctors and two specialists, I’ve had two X-rays, two courses of antibiotics, two ultrasounds, a CT scan and MRI, all of which has landed me back in the dentist’s chair. After some talk of surgery and hospital admission, it turns out I have a garden variety abscess that got way out of control but will soon be resolved. In my experience Germany deserves its reputation for excellent health care. Every health professional has been thorough, gentle and kind, and my lack of German has consistently met with patient understanding. For all of the above I paid a grand total of thirty Euros! Inevitably, the urgent tooth issue coincided perfectly with our big move from Stuttgart to Leipzig. A big thank you to the wonderful people from Leipzig English Church who unloaded the moving truck in our absence. I’m now looking forward to smiling, laughing and kissing my little girl goodnight.


Do You Have a Sweet Tooth

Sweet Tooth Pops by shortbreadnyc


Toothache Love Note

Toothache Love Note by maydaystudio


Little Tooth TEETHING TOY - natural wooden teether for infants and toddlers

Little Tooth Teething Toy by littlesaplingstoys


Horrid Hair Pins

Horrid Hair Pins by HandmadebyAlison


Funny Denture Soaps - NEW

Denture Soap by sunbasilgarden


tooth fairy kit - coral

Tooth Fairy Kit by paperandtwine




4 Responses to “Relief”

  1. 1 Kimber September 4, 2010 at 9:42 pm

    Good luck, I’m glad all the run around yielded results for you. Wish the Teething Toy could help the adults as it does the little ones. Thanks!

  2. 2 Jo September 4, 2010 at 11:39 pm

    Praise the Lord for nice medical staff and loving church brothers and sisters! I’m sorry this is all such a harrowing time…pain and swelling coinciding with the move, but I’m so thankful from afar that God’s provided you with good supports.

    Hope you settle quickly into your new little place and to church.

    I’m looking forward to hearing that the antibiotics have done their job.

    Much love to you all! xo

    P.S. Can’t believe those hair pins!!

  3. 3 Leise September 6, 2010 at 5:11 am

    Very glad to hear that you’re feeling better now and were looked after so well Ally. You poor thing! And despite all of this, still managing to whip up what looks like it was some amazing soup. You are a star :0)

    Miss you lots and still loving your blog.

  4. 4 Mirjam September 9, 2010 at 8:52 am

    Hey Alison,

    good to hear that you are feeling better. I was really worried about your helath problems and the move to Leipzig!!!! Hope you arrived safely and are feeling good. Yesterday I arrived home form a trip to Dresden and I was thinking of you because Dresden and Leipzig are so close together. The next time I am there I will take the train to Leipzig and we can have a coffee together.
    It is funny to hear that you all are so happy about German health care system because it is such a big political issue at the moment and everybody thinks it is too expensive and the services are poor… Maybe we should change our points of view!

    Have a good time in your new apartment! A kiss to your little Rose and say hello to Tony:

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