Friday, August 10, 2012

Frankly Friday

Today I had a crummy afternoon. I may as well write about it and get it off my chest. I have 2 teeth that need to be extracted. I don't know why...they aren't bothering me. But the 2 sets of Xrays show decay all around the root. Okay, I'm resolved that has to happen. I just don't want to be left with a gaping hole in my mouth. So I went to the Oral Surgeon who will be extracting them. He gave me bad news, really bad news then a little more to top it off. The extraction with be done under IV Sedation and sinee the teeth are on top they are right up next to my sinus cavity. I'll need a bone graft. The bad news: Cost $1400.oo. OK. Then the REALLY Bad news. He can do an implant to semi hide the hole left by the two missing teeth. One implant done under sedation....$2900.oo!! The rest of the bad news, is that the crown that screws onto the implant costs $1057.oo. Sigh.Nearly $5400.oo. Oh my god. I could get two sets of dentures for that much money. What kills me is how well I take care of my teeth. I brush them at least twice a day. I floss. I get cleanings every 6 months. And it seems like I'm always needing a crown, a filling or replacing a crown. Soon there shouldn't be anymore teeth to fix. LOL Then he'll start on the old ones again. The orthopedic surgeon has chopped 2 toes off. My feet are shot too. What is going to fall apart next. I 've already had everything taken out surgically that I don't HAVE to have. Oh wait, I can still donate a kidney.
    My 58th birthday was July 29th. I had an extraordinary day. It was so great. Tom and the girls were around. Rich got me a beautiful cake and and Ipad. I love it. Tommy got me a beautiful house plant which I will probably kill. I will try hard not to. The other kids were busy but did call.
    I am especially looking forward to the 18th of this month. It will be our 40th wedding anniversary! I am so proud we have made it to this milestone. Sure we had our shares of ups and downs, but we always managed to  pull through them. Nothing special planned. We talked about going to a Casino in OK. Depends on whether Tommy could make arrangements for his girls to get their Mom to help out if we leave for a day or 2. Otherwise we'll just go out to a nice restaurant to eat dinner. Doesn't matter. I'm happy just to be with Richard.
   Well it is getting late. I feel better getting this off of my chest. Thanks for listening.