Thursday, October 15, 2009
So I tried to sleep early Tuesday night so I could wake up on time... but somehow I woke up around midnight (already sleeping 18-20 hours due to medication didn’t help). So I painfully watched the clock tick by every 15-20 minutes that I slipped in and out of sleep. Got out of bed around 7... took a shower, shaved (delicately, haha)... and I still didn’t look myself. The swelling had grown a lot in the night, so even though I could see clearly thro my right eye, I couldn’t open it fully.
Called for a cab and got to my dentist half an hour early so he could take care of me.
Now, this is the dentist I waited 2 days for, because he was out of town. He checked me a bit and said "you definitely need a root canal surgery, but I cannot perform it on you. The swelling poses too much complication." I wanted to knock his balls off! But he recommended me to an endodontist (another glorified dentist) nearby. Since I didn’t have my car, I walked the short block over there... through a lot of wet grass and mud - in my floaters! This guy was really nice! He took me in for a check right away... after the initial wait of 45 minutes he took all of 3 minutes to explain to me what he was going to do, and that he would do it anytime I was ready (NOW). Then one of his admin ladies came up with some papers and showed me how the total expense of $1005 was covered ZERO% by my insurance (since he was out of network)!