Monday, December 10, 2012

Update December 2012

Once again I find I need to take a break, so sorry. Last year when I had acute bronchitis one of the side effects was extreme bacteria in my mouth that started to disintegrate my teeth.I mean that literally. Little pieces break off like taking a file to your nails or dry skin. At this writing some of my teeth are all the way down to the roots. I mention this because it has become extremely painful and is affecting my ability to write or do most anything.

We have Dental Insurance but it is limited to $2,000 a year in benefits and that equals one or two teeth extracted at a time. I need the entire mouth and dentures. Cost $15,000.00 which I don't have. So until I find a Dentist who will work with me I will continue to suffer.

I hope to post for the Holiday blogfest with Romantic Friday Writers. See you then.

Nancy

18 comments:

Michael Di Gesu said...

Hi, Nancy,

Sorry to hear about your discomfort. You had a very stressful year with your health. A new year is upon us with the wonders of hopes and dreams. May your health improve along with your income.


Take care.

Michael

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Nancy .. look after yourself as best you can - mouth problems are not easy .. I sure hope you can find some good advice and help ...

With thoughts and all the very best for the holiday season ... and some pain free times - Hilary

Suzanne Furness said...

I hope you are able to sort your dental problems out it sounds very painful. Take care :)

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Nancy, I'm sorry!!

Marian Allen said...

Oh, Nancy, how sorry I am! Do what you need to do for yourself. HUGS!

N. R. Williams said...

Thanks Michael, Hilary, Suzanne, Alex and Marian.
Nancy

Denise Covey said...

Nancy, this is horrendous. I can only hope and pray you find a solution. Teeth problems are so painful. I hope you can continue to write!

Thinking of you...always...Denise

N. R. Williams said...

Thanks Denise
Nancy

Mel Chesley said...

Oh my! I feel for you. I can't stand mouth pain at all. I'd rather give birth all over again.
I sympathize as well. I have one cracked molar and one of my front teeth is in dire need of a root canal and porcelain crown. But I don't have the $1,500.00 to pay for it! But sometimes having insurance is like not having insurance... augh!
Feel better soon!

Jamie Gibbs said...

Sorry to hear that, Nancy. I hope you find a dentist soon so you don't have to suffer over the holidays.

Jamie

Southpaw said...

I'm so sorry to hear that you are still suffering affects from that evil illness. Gosh, even the tiniest of irritation in the mouth can effect us because we need out mouth for so much. I can't imagine what you are going through. Take care. I'm sending you my prayers and well wishes right now.

Carolyn V said...

Oh Nancy! I'm so sorry to hear this! Teeth can be the most painful issue. I hope you can find a good dentist willing to work with you. *HUGS*

Carol Riggs said...

Oh no! That is awful. I've had dreams where my teeth have disintegrated, but I didn't know it could happen in real life! Ugh. I hope you can find a dentist who will let you make payments soon. :(

N. R. Williams said...

Thanks for all the kind words, prayers and thoughts, Mel, Jamie, Holly, Carolyn and Carol. I appreciate it.
Nancy

Misha Gericke said...

I'm so sorry to hear about your pain!

Praying for you.

N. R. Williams said...

Thanks Misha
Nancy

Anna said...

January 7th, 2013

Dear Nancy,

I am so sorry to hear about your dental problems. My maternal grandfather (1893-1968) was a dentist. And in his day, he could not see suffering without trying to alleviate it, often without receiving full payment, if someone really needed his help and could not afford it.

I dearly hope you can find a good dentist to help you. There is no pain like toothache, so I know you are suffering.

My thoughts and prayers are with you. I put a link to this blog on my blog. I am slowing putting links to my Rew-friends for easy reference. (But I am not finished yet; there are many whom I have not had time to link.)

I am late with my comment rounds for our Christmas-blogfest because I went back to my parent's house to remove the last of my possessions before my brother sells the house. It was a lot of work packing and mostly very sad. But I did get to visit with my 86-year mother who still can speak Swedish (as well as English) after 66 years in the US).

Blessings,
Anna

N. R. Williams said...

Hi Anna
I'm glad you were able to visit your mother. One must ask, were you raised in the US?
Nancy