I think my first ever post here was about
dental work needing to be done. Some of you know, I was able to secure dental insurance that will cover 30% of the crown work I need done - effective finally now in August. A month ago, I got an infection - was put on antibiotics for 17 days. Then although the infection looked gone, the dentist said stay off the antibiotics to make sure the infection really doesn't come back. Then we'll work on that tooth. In between time, I've managed to get all kinds of sick - some related to after effects of the med, some totally unrelated. Well, today the dentist had me come back AGAIN to make sure the infection was gone - did all new x-rays and a cleaning. He said it is now safe to work on the tooth any time I want to schedule it. Great, right? Wrong! He said I have to come up with the total amount that the insurance won't cover BEFORE the procedure. That will be about
$700. :( I'm so crestfallen. He told me in an earlier appointment that they'd do whatever necessary to make me feel better again. I thought that meant he'd take payments. Now he says, "money up front." I know it took me over a year to pay off my last bill with him - and they're not happy with that, but geez, I'm stuck.
So frustrated with life today. So frustrated.
Still not able to eat well due to last week's viral infection. Even if I could eat from the intestinal problem - those two broken teeth make it really hard to chew. Still dealing with that hemorrhoid issue - but thankfully it isn't bleeding anymore. Still dealing with the typical fibro symptoms. Trying like mad to get a work project (self employed) launched that might earn some money - but with being sick ALL the freakin' time I can't get ahead on it.
F r u s t r a t e d !!
PS: Oh - and icing on the cake - I canceled my introductory rheumy appointment last week because I was supposedly contagious. So that puts me behind in getting a confirmation for my disability application. What REALLY made me feel an inch tall was when my dentist was talking about
how when people are handed everything in life, they just turn into a real mess - specifically people who are solely supported by the government. He doesn't even know I'm applying for disability - and I'm sure not going to tell him! He's really nice guy and competent dentist in all other ways.
Why my username? It is real life nickname. I love chickens. Will have my flock of hens one day! :D .............. DX'd with Fibromyalgia, chronic hives, sensitivities and allergies, migraines with auras, tmj, and IBS. Not sure what else!
Post Edited (TheChickenPrincess) : 8/3/2010 10:49:28 AM (GMT-6)