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Smile… Later

I don’t know what I was expecting. That things would, for once, work out in my favor? I wasn’t expecting a miracle, but boy was I hoping and praying for one. Needless to say, I didn’t get my smile. And, sadly, I probably never will. The procedure would cost a grand total of $29,000.

My credit is shot, and everyone else I know is in the same boat, so there’s no option for me to have a co-signer for a payment arrangement. I could set up a payment plan, but the entire $29k has to be paid off before they will even schedule the surgery I need. Let’s see… at most I can manage $200/mo. 29k/200=145 months. That’s 12 years. Yes, in another 12 years, I might finally be able to afford the hefty price tag. Le sigh.

I looked into cheaper options, of course. A dental school would probably charge me somewhere in the realm of $15k – which is still too expensive for my wallet. I’m really at a loss. I don’t know what to do. When I had my heart scare, I realized I could have died. I don’t want to die with my teeth like this. I don’t want that to be the last/only thing people remember about me. I am so much more than my terrible smile!

I’d hoped to have happier news to share. Thank you to everyone who’s been so supportive and encouraging. I guess I’ll just remain behind my computer screen and let the world go on without me… for now. I’m looking into selling my eggs. Who knows? Maybe my eggs will get me some teeth. I’ll just trade one body part for another – that’s fair, right? #RantOver

3 thoughts on “Smile… Later

    1. Thanks, Jim. I won’t lie, I’m still heartbroken over this. But I’m not giving up. There’s a solution to every problem. I just have to find it. 🙂

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