Taking some deep breaths and letting Woody be my inner voice this morning.

I have my first dentist appointment this morning. I’m so nervous. I’m also really, really hungry. I can’t even eat noodles right now. NOODLES, fer fecks sake.

I’m not scared of the dentistry part of this. I’m scared of what it’s going to cost. Of course, if it costs too much, I won’t even be able to get more than the basic of the most basic work done. My new married woman insurance has dental but only $1,000/year. I’m pretty sure it’ll be about 10x that.

My husband is taking the youngest with him to his doctor’s appointment while I’m at the dentist. Hubby & I are kinda falling apart. His doctor’s office called last week to let him know that his insurance won’t cover his diabetes meds anymore. The alternative meds sent him to the ER, so this is the only med he can take. Out of pocket cost will be $750 for a 3 month supply. Yay,insurance! I’m so glad we have it.

Anyway, he is more worried about my dentist appointment this morning because he won’t be there. He’s pretty sure I’m going to be a traumatized, emotional mess but mostly, I think he’s afraid that the dentist will say something judgmental and assholish that will make me kick him. Then, not only will we have to come up with money to fix my mouth (and a new dentist who will treat me), we’ll need bail money,too.

I have heard that this dentist is very compassionate. I hope so, for his shins’ sake.

10 thoughts on “I’LL BE FINE.

  1. Wow! You are my dental twin….my thoughts and words on this topic come out sounding a lot the same. Let us know how it goes. Maybe I can use this to get my own ass in the dentist’s chair.

    And yah, no real fear of actual physical pain…it’s the financial hit and the “oh we’re just gonna rip’em all out”

    1. Ouch,the financial hit. I am going to lose quite a few teeth and need partial dentures. They were SO nice to me,though and laid out exactly what everything will cost and totally willing to do a little bit at a time, so I can figure out where to go from here.

      1. Yay! I’m glad there were some positives today. Sounds like a great dentist made a huge difference.

        Ug, I’ve so gotta do it too.
        Take care.

  2. Dental insurance is the worst. Even “good” policies are 2k a year. I hope you come out of this with a good, long-term treatment plan. Also, that your dentist is truly compassionate!!

  3. Nitrous oxide—–commonly known as laughing gas, will put you at ease during the procedures. The dentist can give you enough to put you to sleep and when you wake up everything is done. I use it and highly recommend it!
    Request it in the future.

    1. Nah, like I said, the actual dentistry procedures are nothing for me. It’s the amount of work I knew I needed done and the cost (and I need to be able to discuss all of that with the dentist not while I’m out of it LOL)

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