Friday, February 24, 2017

Toothache, Bowling, No Recipe,

Been having a lot of problems the last couple of days with toothache. Maybe that's the third thing? I have decided it must be. They fitted me in for an appointment at 5:45 on Thursday evening. Having taken some Tylenol 3 I wasn't hurting any more of course. At least not until the assistant tried shoving Xray plates into my mouth. Damned painful and I couldn't do it. Finally they managed to place them so I could. The upshot is I need 2 or 3 teeth pulled and one filled. I will then have to run around for a minimum of a couple of weeks looking like a toothless old hag until my gums have healed upon which time they will fit me with a plate. I just love it!!!! I'm not sure if I will go bowling during that time!! I don't know how people without insurance manage, our government doesn't cover us. For instance it cost me $108 today and I will get $43 (I think) from our insurance. At least we have insurance, but if you haven't how on earth do you manage? What that clip is looking so cheerful about I cannot imagine.

Bowled appallingly too, Matt beat me twice although I did win the third game. Blaming my legs, they were very tired today. Seeing the vascular surgeon next Thursday so I do hope he will arrange for me to have surgery ASAP. I have had to leave teeth problems til after I see him.

I might say the younger of the two alley owners was in shorts today, I know it was a lot warmer today but really!!

I'm sorry, I just can't get interested in any recipes tonight. I looked at several but nothing fired up my enthusiasm. Guess I'm a bit down. I promise I will find something for Saturday.


Have a great day
 

16 comments:

  1. Hi Jo - hope you feel better and can get your teeth and the vascular surgeon in line to make life easier and more comfortable for you - take care and have a reasonable weekend ... cheers Hilary

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    1. Thanks Hilary. Have to pick up some antibiotics later which should help the teeth.

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  2. I do not have dental insurance. $160 twice a year for cleaning and another $250 for x-rays. My last crown was $2400 so I am hoping not to have another. I'm a bit of a nut when it comes to taking care of my teeth. Both my parents lost theirs when they were fairly young and I said I was never going to allow that to happen to me. Hope you can manage to stay comfortable till this is all taken care of.

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    1. It's great if you can keep your teeth Denise. Matt has all his with the exception of his front teeth which he knocked out playing Tarzan as a kid. I, on the other hand, have lost most of mine. It's so expensive though, I am glad we have some insurance assistance.

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  3. I'm sorry. Count that as the third thing and be done.
    We do have great insurance and it pays for two cleanings a year.

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    1. I am Alex.

      Glad you do - without it things become extremely expensive.

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  4. My mother didn't have insurance. I think she's still paying off her dentures. She did get a special credit that is low interest and covers health issues only. It's expensive!

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    1. One of the problems we found in the US Liz, insurance is so extremely expensive. We did Blue Shield Blue Cross and could only afford one with a $2,500 dollar deductible. Then they wouldn't pay fully until the costs had gone beyond $2,500 so in other words we had to spend $5,000 before they chipped in fully. Decided it wasn't worth it so dropped it. Dentistry is prohibitive and we are only partially covered for it.

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  5. We have dental insurance, of a sort, through Medicare Plus, but the place we were assigned is atrocious, so I found my own dentist, and don't use the insurance. He's in private practice, as opposed to in a big rip-off business that says you need work done when you don't, and his rates are fantastic. Just over a hundred bucks twice a year, and that's for cleaning, check-up and X-rays. He's terrific, and the most thorough dentist I've ever had. HE does the cleaning, and he's a perfectionist.

    I hope your mouth and legs feel better soon. (Can't let 'em get in the way of your bowling!)

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    1. Forcing you to go to a specific dentist is, in my opinion, wrong Susan. I'm glad you've found a good one.

      I hope they don't get in the way too much - I do enjoy my bowling.

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  6. Our dental insurance was so bad we ditched it. Poor you. I feel your pain. Those x rays make me gag.

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    1. I wasn't gagging Pinky, but the bit resting on my skin was as painful as hell. I just couldn't bear it. They managed to place it in such a way as to not hurt so much in the end.

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  7. I'm so sorry about your dental issues. My dentist keeps trying to push an implant for a rear molar that was taken out years ago. My ins only covers a few things like cleanings and fillings. I told them no way and stop asking me.

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    1. At least you have some coverage JoJo.

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  8. Much sympathy, Jo. I'm in a similar position but only need one extraction plus two root canals and crowns.

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  9. Helen, my reply button isn't working today. Appreciate your sympathy. I am anti root canals. She murmured something about one but the only one I had before didn't last five minutes and then the tooth Had to come out anyway.

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