Shit just got real life real
As some of you may know, I was recently hit with an over $3300 dental bill. I live off of monthly fixed income SSI payments and it took me a while to even save up for the dental insurance to pay for it up front in the first place (skipping the part in between where I purchased dental insurance, chose a provider, and then was given a provider that was almost an hour away which is impossible for me as I do not have my own form transportation, was advised to “wait” for a provider opening closer to me, and after the waiting period, had to wait again for a refund).
It’s become nearly impossible for me to actually chew food without extreme pain and sensitivity. I figured I’d need a couple of fillings, which, going by the insurance info quotes, I thought I would be able to swing, but obviously, I was very very wrong.
On top of this I have a problem with my jaw clicking, locking and causing me headaches which I mentioned to the dentist. The bill I received with the treatment for that was a little over $5000, so I told them to forget that treatment and just give me a bill for things that I would need to at least be able to chew without pain and for my toothaches, and this is what it came down to. I’m hoping to cut the bill just a little more by only having a wisdom tooth with a cavity in it removed instead of all four. That leaves the fillings, the extractions and the cleaning and gum treatment I need so that it isn’t all for nought in the end since I have sensitive and inflamed gums due to extreme build up and the start of some sort of gum disease.
My only option is to pay for the treatments up front, which I simply can not do, or accept a credit payment plan, where I would have to pay $100-$200 dollars over the course of the next year or two, and because the credit only covers $500 every five months, that means I have to wait five months or more in between procedures because I can’t get the next until I pay off the first, which also explains the extended time I’d have to make payments, which is something I simply can’t afford.
I don’t want to give you a long drawn out sob story about my finances, but as I said, I’m living off of a fixed income monthly SSI payment. Recently one of our sources of income was cut, my mothers checks were cut, and I’ve had to pick up a lot of extra slack, more than I was shouldering to begin with.
I NEED these procedures to be able to eat and function normally without pain. If I don’t have them, my teeth are just going to rot out of my mouth and cause me even more pain.
In short, I’m asking for help. I feel weird doing this, I’ve never asked for help before with nothing to offer in return, but I don’t have any artistic skill or things of value to sell. I’m completely at a loss. I feel pathetic and ashamed for asking, but right now, it’s the only hope I’ve got of getting this problem fixed, and even this is a super long shot because I know chances of getting any feasible help this way is slim to none, but I’m desperate.
I’ve added a donation button to my blog. Please if you have ANYTHING to spare, it would be of immense help. The amount of gratitude I’d have would be immeasurable.
If you drop me a line in my ask after you’ve donated and give me your address, I can at least try to send a card out or something.
Thank you if you even took the time to read all that.
If you can’t or don’t want to donate, could you at least do me a favor and just take a second to reblog this post?