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Tue, Sep. 19th, 2006, 09:15 pm

fucking root canal.


and i have to go back for more crap next week and then after that because the root canal is just the first step. and it was ridiculously expensive (but apparently just a tad on the expensive side compared to recommended pricing i've since seen online so i can't even feel very unjustly ripped off.) and i only managed to pay thanks to borrowing a chunk of money from dad, and the upcoming stuff will cost oodles more and argh.

on the plus side, the dentist office is literally across the street from work, and the dentist and his staff was very, very nice.

haha, i left work after lunch on a desperate search for emergency dentistry anywhere.. as i walked i looked up at the dentist office i've seen glimpses of from looking across the street when at work and started to wonder if they were a real dentist office or some sort of special thingy. a woman saw me looking up at the window and opened the window. i bellowed: "hi, um, do you guys take new clients?" and she said: "we might?" and i bellowed: "do you have any emergency slots?" and she said: "come upstairs, we'll talk."

and so they got me an appointment a few hours later and everybody was very nice and it all looked a bit too posh for my taste (and wallet. i work in a downtown business district so i don't expect them to have the lower prices, heh) but it all worked out well. the dentist was very nice - he went through what needed to be done, how he was going to do it, and the projected cost, and that i could of course see the woman at the desk afterward to work out a payment plan if needed.

the whole root canal thing went entirely without discomfort. halfway through, my dentist complimented me on holding up so well. i was surprised - i really didn't feel anything so i was mostly just trying to keep from falling asleep. :)

oh well. sigh. it's done. i'm so glad i have parents for this kind of emergency help. i'm so brooooke. monday can't come soon enough (payday). i'm cancelling all frilly events this fall (planned concerts, etc) - it's crucial i budget from now on or i'm going to be way in the red for at least 6-8 more months and i'm so sick of always lagging behind. considering i make a low but steady wage, and have been gainfully employed since my move a year and a half ago, and don't have that bad of a rent, it's amazing i never manage to get ahead. (my student loan sets me back quite a bit every couple of months, really)

okay. anyway. i can chew things now. the rest of the mouth is still sore, but i can actually eat. that's definitely progress. now if people at work can stop commenting on me looking tired all the time, all would be super. frr.

hahaha. how whiny am i? it seems to be a sucky day for most everyone. here's hoping things cheer up tomorrow, for all of us. cin cin!

Tue, Sep. 19th, 2006 09:47 pm (UTC)


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