Thursday, July 25, 2013
My son loses his dental insurance Sept 23rd ,his 26th birthday.We hadn't been to the dentist for almost two years because when I retired they changed my coverage to Delta Dental and gave me a dentist in Palm Desert near Palm Springs,Ca. It was to far to drive from Anza.Now I moved even further away,,so was able to change to a closer dentist.While working ,I had good insurance.It paid for almost everything and only cost 44 a month for the whole family.Now that I have retired,I only have my son and I on the policy.It was a shock yesterday.I need a deep cleaning 420.00(I use to pay 150)a 400 dollar crown.need two.plus several cavities at 180 a pop.(use to be free).I have to wait until I get my tax refund next year. My sons work was the most important.He had 9 cavities,needs a crown plus the deep cleaning.My son only makes several hundred a month transcribing plus working in the vineyard.Even if we split the cost ,it comes to almost a 1000 each.Plus we have a short time frame to get the work done.The deep cleaning and crown are the most important, so his first appt is August 13th.My son will ask for more work to be transcribed plus pick up more hours in the vineyard.My income is fixed,so will have to cut back gas,junk food and bingo.
Was starving,so went out to eat,a No-No due to needing money and don't eat from stress. Appleys has a 2 for 20.Had steak ate 2 oz, baked potato/sour cream,ate most of it .ate all the fresh veggies and a few chips and dip.So even though I was stress eating,I tried to be good.Thanks for letting vent.Now to get back on track.I have a hill to climb.