Thursday, April 26, 2018
We are well, busy as a cat chasing it's tail. (but hopefully accomplishing more! Thanks for the e-mails, comments and concerns.)
I talked about being thrown curves, one I didn’t expect was personal. I broke a tooth. Very little pain, but it had to be taken care of. The term used today is, ‘I have a lot on my plate and this was an ‘unappreciated addition’, ha!’
Our life style has its drawbacks. Once I found a dentist who could take me in a day or so, I made the appt. for the next day. The first question on the many forms that must be filled out in today’s world was, ‘Who was your last dentist, and why did you leave?’
I can generate many answers to a question like that, but I didn’t. I explained to the person filling the form that I did not have a ‘dentist’. My teeth work has been done where ever we were at the time, such as this one. The ones I remembered were: Idaho, Utah, NC and Mexico. I remembered this broke one was done in Lenoir, NC. I remember because the Dentist refused to pull a wisdom tooth without Novocain. He had to pull the wisdom tooth to get to a cavity that it was hiding on the neighboring tooth.
I asked that this present problem tooth be pulled. I use my own logic. I chew mostly on the opposite side. I am near 80 and it won’t be long until I am drinking my food or dead; and besides I do not have the time nor patients to add to my already FULL PLATE. Probably not the best decision, but I own it. These doctors (two of them in the room to do the work) also refused to pull the tooth without Novocain.
Costs are usually figured different for someone passing thru town, and not going to become a regular patient. The two places that were reasonable were first Mexico of course. But a small town in Utah the Dr. took time to grind a tooth that was too high that had been filled in Idaho. He charged me $20 for his time.
If you are sitting down this won’t be bad. For pulling one tooth in Belmont, NC was $430.00. Would that be normal in your neck of the woods?
But I did get seen in a day, I am not a regular and most of all the work is done and I am about over it.
I am still 'gone fishing.'
I will talk about why I am fishing trip later.