I am sitting here writing this crying so hard I can bearly see. I am so mad and I am struggling to get it under control. My husband has taken to the garage as he cannot handle me crying. I had a crown put on 2 months ago after a root canal. The day the tech was gluing it in, it did not feel quite right, felt like the crown was wedged in between the two teeth, in other words too big for the space. Well, at 3:00am this morning it comes off while I am drinking a cup of coffee. So, I call the dentist & go in and he does xrays. Then he starts working on getting the crown on. Well, after much pushing down on the inside of my mouth after I have no idia how much grinding on the crown before hand, he very flippantly says, this is not going to work. You don't have enough tooth to attach the crown too!!! Hello %$*%^#$# you should have thought about that $5,400 ago!! You need a bridge or implant and walked out!! Oh, he sent the girl in to tell me how much more money, $3300 and thats when I was ready to start stacking furniture. I went all over her and up one side of her. I lost it. I finally snapped back enough to know to leave I was getting very ugly, my parting words were you better have him call me. Yes, I paid $5400 for 2 root canals, 2 crowns and 1 deep plane cleaning, stick a fork in me, I am done, turn me over.
I want to know what in the hell has happened to the medical community. Do we look like a million? For $8700 hell, I could have the very best set of the kind that goes in a glass of water on the night stand at night. Where do they get off with this crap. Somewhere in this rage that is building in me is a headache, a knot in my stomach and I want to go back out there and rip that red headed *&^$%# head off his shoulders. If I do not have a call back today, thats fine, I already told the husband come Monday morning he is going out there with me. Let them deal with my 6 "4" mountain man, I am done. This has literally taken me to my knees.
Oh, my ultrasound for yesterday, off. I get there for the appt and lady comes up and says we are running 1 1/2 hrs behind do you want to wait. Now, folks it has taken me 30 minutes to get there. I looked at her and said look, seems to me a phone call to me should have been made, I do not live down the street and around the corner. And to top it off I burned a quarter of a tank of gas going over there & back. I need to stop here I am fixing to get real out of hand again. Sorry guys for the rant.
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crohns disease dx 2002 & small bowel resection, still looking for remission whatever that is, chronic pain 22 yrs, added ulcerative colitis 6-05 to the mix, high blood pressure 28 yrs, aortic heart valve insuffiency, depression, osteoarthritis, osteoporosis lumbar spine, scoliosis lumbar spine, peripheral neuropathy hands & feet, COPD & on oxygen therapy, lupus & decreased circulation in both legs. Several other health issues just not enough room to list it all. Too many surgeries to list and too many medications to list. Currently on 16 different daily medications. Intrathecal pain pump implanted June 05.