has been too many moons since I was able to get my teeth checked.
price of being unable to pay is dental decay.
Now that I have a permanent job I signed up for the max medical
benefits. Even with the reputed "but the benefits are
good" illusions of the well paid members of
this company, the cost quoted to me by a dentist was $2,700 - that's
just my share! Naturally, I am unable to pay even the $50 co-pay.
Therefore my pearly-no-longer-so-whites will have to continue to be just
so sore and sorry.
Thus it was I persuaded
handsome Jim to take me to the Dental School this morning. After trekking around
the entire city (I have no sense of direction) with filling-exploding
blood pressures, we arrived.
The odor of old urine greeted me. Two more appointments lie ahead of me before they
so much as repair a filling. Two more half days off.....and a co-pay of
By the end of the day I had worked
out my finances for Friday's paycheck and I cried. $20 with which to put petrol in
the borrowed car, feed my animals,
buy cigarettes/nicoderm cq patches and eat.
The tears welled up
and spilled over my cheeks. I phoned my dear friend, Lynne who
calmed me somewhat.
The future looked bleak for a good
hour. I went outside and there it was: a beautiful rainbow attached
to the earth.
God put it there just for me. The
color of hope returned to my heart.