Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Would you like to buy a kidney?

Thanks friends for your comments...today has still been a little trying, but I'm alright. Everything is just one step at a time, and I do know what it is that I need to do, doing it is my difficulty. Trusting that when I do it, it will be okay...is where my problem lies. I've still been uncomfortable, but I've also just really decided that being uncomfortable is okay. Jesus never said we wouldn't be uncomfortable, but He did say He would take care of us. So I'm just trusting God, and trying not to eat all the chocolate in the house. Which I will say the latter of those two has been VERY difficult, especially with the dreaded love day tomorrow. I don't really dread it...I guess I'm supposed to since I'm a single woman, but I just say whatever! I will have many more Valentine's Days to celebrate, and I'm WAY happier this year than the last V-Day, so that in itself is something worth celebrating.

Okay, so the dentist...I liked where I went...it wasn't bad. I decided that I was okay being there and my appointment was less stressful than any labor I ever had...so I would grade that as an A+ visit. However, it also was a consultation, so it shouldn't have been that bad. What was bad was the "treatment plan." Okay, tell me two words you DON'T want to hear at the dentist??? Anyone??? How about "root canal." Yes, lovely, I also heard the word crown...I guess I'm lucky I just need one, but who's counting. I also discovered that there is a reason why they take you in a separate room to show you the "treatment plan" and sit you down at a table away from the rest of the population. That would be so that when you pass out from a coronary when they give you the bill there is an emergency exit for the ambulance to come pick you up. They probably have shock paddles in that room behind some closet door, or at least they ought to. I think my exact words were, "holy geez" when she told me how much all my work would cost...and mind you this isn't work I WANT TO HAVE DONE, this is work I NEED TO HAVE DONE. A whopping grand total of over $5,000. Would anyone like to buy a kidney? I think that's illegal, but I'm willing to work something out. Just email me. Now, all that being said, I do believe in trying to find the positive in every pile of crap, and I did hear something I liked. I will not have to have braces again. She believes that I can get veneers like I originally wanted. Another dentist in town told me that veneers wouldn't work for me and that I needed braces again. I really liked this dentists treatment plan...it was very interesting. So that will cost an additional $5,000. I can't live without both kidneys, so I will probably be waiting on that one for a while. HOWEVER, my new attitude that I'm adopting is just to not worry about the how anymore and let God take care of that, because I have NO CLUE how I'm going to come up with $5,000 anytime soon for dental work. I do have a few ideas to lower the cost...we'll see, but I'm just not going to worry about it. I can't...I'm too tired to worry about it!

Well that's about it...thanks again for the prayers...keep praying for me please!

5 Comments:

Blogger Happy Mama said...

Hey Larissa! I am so glad you left a comment- I was thinking the exact same thing! Of course I remember you and I have to say what an awesome blog you have. I have been peeking since I found Sue and I told my brother about it-hope you don't mind- but it was so great to see someone on the other side of this mess with such strong faith and strength that I wanted him to have some hope. I am sorry for what you have been through as well- it all sucks- there is no getting around it- I love that you said you are the poster child for "you will be ok". You never know who you are helping with your attitude and confidence in God. You have the most precious children and you look amazing!! I'd love to tune in and see what God has in store for you! Thanks for the prayers!

10:57 PM  
Blogger Penless Thoughts said...

Dental costs have gone through the ceiling. I am currently paying off a $5,000 loan on dental work myself!!

I finally got to your question today so drop by and check it out and let me know what you think. Larissa you can ask me ANYTHING that's what my e-mail address is for :o)
((hugs))
Susan

10:32 AM  
Blogger barry said...

Two thoughts on dental funds. 1. You might could sell advertising on your forehead for like Geico or Lucky Charms or something and 2. I suggest leasing your kidney so ya can get it back. DO NOT, I repeat DO NOT sell your liver! Great teeth do not show up in a casket! Have a great one and I understand that too. Paid alot of money for bleaching my teeth and veneers coming up which are a bottomless pit. Worse than school loans!

3:49 PM  
Blogger Procters said...

Oh Larissa, you crack me up! I love your attitude. Always know that there are prayers being prayed for you in Odessa every day.

9:16 PM  
Blogger ♥Tisha♥ said...

Kudos to you for going to the dentist and going to "the room." :) Wow. I think it is ridiculous how expensive dental work is - we all should sell kidneys, right? I think my dental work would be in the same price range. Keep up the great blogging! I haven't been commenting lately, but it's not b/c I'm not reading!!! Love ya!

7:39 PM  

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