Those moments when food just isn’t worth the trouble. Hurts to walk to the kitchen, hurts to stand long enough to cook, hurts to eat… yeah, no. I’ll try again tomorrow or something.
EVEN MORE AMAZING, AWESOME, FANTASTIC NEWS!
On October 31st, I had an appointment with Dr. Warren Libman in Bellevue.
I’d been on the hunt for a new prosthodontist since I’d found out that Medicaid was no longer an option with the man I’d seen in August of 2011. I did a little Googling and Dr. Libman had credentials and testimonials that were incredible.
So, this appointment.
Apparently, he was interested in seeing how wide I could open my mouth since, well, I had my teeth out almost seven months ago and after that kind of time frame, it’s a little important if he’s gonna go shove teeth back in there. Fortunately, my physical therapist had given me a stick with a huge wax ball on it to practice widening my bite and my gums don’t even go together yet.
Then he gave me the most amazing news EVER: he wants to do my teeth for me… pro bono.
You guys… he wants to do my teeth for me. Just like that.
All he needs from me are the lab costs and that’s like, seventy-five hundred dollars. MAX.
So, from $65,000 to $20,000 to $7500 dollars… and that’s the best news ever. :D
I still have my fundraising page and that’s over here and if you could share this and reblog it and tell everyone you know, that’d be awesome.
Today, I got a phone call from Shaina at Harborview Medical Center and she informed me she’d gotten a letter from DSHS approving the 45k surgery that was needed to put the posts in my jaw.
That lowers the goal SIGNIFICANTLY (to 20k) and totally made. my. day. :D I’m super excited. Dr. Dillon’s schedule is full until the end of the year, but in January? POSTS FOR MARY! And now that the goal is a third of what it used to be, I’m back to having hope for teeth.
Thank you all so much for your help.
PS: Jo @ Head-Nurse wrote a FANTASTIC blog post about this and if you could all go read it? I’d love you forever.
PPS: My fundraising page is HERE. Please pass it along? Every dollar is a dollar I didn’t have before and every little bit helps. :D THANK YOU.
PROJECT NEW TEETH
My New Teeth!
So, in case you guys didn’t know, I’ve been fighting cancer since July of 2009. And because of that, I’m having to have my teeth pulled and replaced. You can see that lengthy saga (including my cancer story) here:
Because of the extensive cost, I’m holding a (small) fundraiser to help offset some of the costs involved in having my teeth removed and reconstructed.
That page is here: Mary’s Denture Page
I know it’s a LOT to ask of all of you, but if you could donate even a dollar, that’s a dollar more than I have now. And if you can’t donate, can you reblog so someone else has a chance to see this and maybe donate? Thank you!
If you have any questions, my ask is open!