I have an EXTREME EXTREME phobia of dentists. Avoid at all cost unless absolutly necessary and if possible take Ativan before appointment.
Yesterday I made a step in moving past it or at least on with my life.
I went to the dentist. I could not take Ativan as I drove myself to the appointment. Unfortunately, I didn't get in until an hour and two minutes after my appointment (there was some emergency).
I was told this wait time was NOT normal.
I wanted to bolt from the place and decided to give them 30 more minutes before I WOULD LEAVE.
I got in to see him and OMG the price for fixing my teeth OUTRAGEOUS. 14,000 I can't afford that and have no dental insurance as it isn't worth it and would only cover a grand per year.
I'm getting a couple of teeth pulled tomorrow morning.
I was in bad shape when I left as my blood sugar was low and not thinking straight I forgot the price sheet. I'll get it tomorrow. I was also shaking due to blood sugar levels and severe anxiety.
The staff was wonderful (another reason to keep this dentist). I promised not to hit or bite the dentist and he promised not to hurt me. We will have some sign tomorrow for him to stop when I need him to stop.
I guess I'll lose more weight as I don't see eating a regular food plan for a while.
We do have dental schools here but all they do is pull teeth nothing more.
This new dentist is very close to home. Literally less than 5 minutes. Within walking distance if my knees were not crap. This is one big plus for keeping this dentist. I'd also met him before.
I have a phobia because when I was little 5 or less years old an old dentist was not good with children and I was screaming and he rared back his hand to hit me but stopped himself. I still see it clear as day though like it was yesterday. Ever since then I HAVE HATED HATED DENTISTS.
No offense to nurses on this board but I don't trust them either due to childhood trauma.
I guess I just don't trust the medical profession PERIOD not that I have a phobia of all of them just dentists and very wary of nurses again due to childhood trauma.
I doube I'll ever get over the feelings but I can move past them and utilize their services.
Feeling good that I was able to start moving on from my phobia. I'll always remember that bad dentist who almost hit me and I will NEVER feel comfey going to a dentist because of it but I CAN go and that is the whole point of moving on from this trauma.
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