I had one wicked-ass ragin' toothache for the last four days, I just came back from a dentist who said they would work with me on paying for my dental care since I have no insurance other than accident/dissability. There for a day and a half I was in such dispare. I didn't know what I was going to do or how I was going to get it done. I called a bunch of dentists and none of them wanted me. Not even the free clinics had any openings.
Thankfully, Goddess showed me compassion and I was called by a friend who knew this doc right down the street from where I live. I am so blessed.
After looking at the tooth, my third upper-left moler (sp?), he said I have two options: have a root canal and get a crown for around $3500 , or have it pulled for $150.
Guess which one I picked? The good news is that he is willing to help keep the rest of my teeth in order. He is a nice Chinese/Japanese/Asian man. I dunno which he is.
So now I am down and out, K.O.'ed for the next couple of days while I take antibiotics and some zippy pain meds. Boy, next payday is gonna be short, but hey, more time to me. Which is more valuable? Time? or Money?
My boss at the yarn shop was super helpful too. She took me to and from the dentist so I would not have to walk. It is walkable distance, but the temps were below zero today.
My other job, the paratransit one, was not as helpful however. You'd think, with me being a third year employee, that I would have earned some sort of....something for when I am sick or have something like this come up. But noOOOOOoooooooooooo. Humph.
I can finally drink room temp water again. Before I was heating it up to tepid in the microwave. Now if I can just get this thing to stop bleeding! Argh!
Until next time...