Not ouch as in pain but ouch for my poor pocket! My dentist retired to live abroad and although he was not the best he did let me pay his bill by a monthly standing order. No matter how much my treatment cost, I only paid him £15 a month and could cope with that. However his replacement refuses to do this, and although charming, after examining my teeth she informed me that to put everything to rights it was going to cost at least £700. Who has money like that? No, she is not an NHS dentist, but having been an original NHS patient there, I have reduced rates. What on earth would it cost Private?
I have just had a few days relatively pain free, able to walk far further than I have been able to for a year and since this news my hands have flared up, my hips and back are niggling [taken break through meds now] and I am rather depressed.
We have students, we are having more students but not to cover dentist bills. This is a months pay for me [after tax]. I need a break away, planning for next year and the house needs redecorating so we can sell to downsize. I am also trying to keep my job, Union getting ready to sit in on Personnel attended meeting yet to be arranged. My back keeps giving up on me and my hands are getting worse too.
Why does everything come at once?
Thank goodness you are all here to vent to. My mother has suggested as I no longer have a dentist as such, that I look to getting an NHS dentist. She also thinks I could go on benefits if I lose my job and then be even more entitled to dental work free. But if my husband is still working and I still have bills to pay how is that going to help? I have to keep working don't I?
Now feeling extremely tired. Will feed students and push off to bed. Maybe I will watch a much loved film and get some sleep. Who knows.
I was feeling so positive.
Night all. Soft hugs