Sunday, December 7, 2008

wish me luck. and 2 pieces of great news.

Tomorrow is the big day. It's all I've been able to think about since I woke up this morning. My tooth hasn't hurt all day today and I told Kent it must be a sign that I don't need to go in anymore. He insists that I still go.
I was going to put up a poll entitled "keep it for a ridiculously large sum of money or just yank the dang thing (who needs their back molar anyway?)" because I convinced myself that I am going to need a root canal and our insurance doesn't cover them. Apparently root canals are RIDICULOUSLY expensive. I stressed myself out so bad that I actually called my insurance company to figure out why they'd pull my tooth but not fix it. Turns out they recently changed their dental plan for adults and now DO cover root canals on molars (after authorization once the dentist confirms the validity- because I'm sure there are so many dentists out there doing root canals when not necessary?!?!) . I really almost cried it made me so happy. Then- that same day (Friday) I went to the mailbox to find a letter from WTOL 11. I opened it up to find a gift certificate to a local steakhouse for FIFTY BUCKS! I won an online drawing that I entered last week! I am so excited. I enter these contests ALL of the time and I actually won one!!! It almost makes up for the fact that I have to go to the dentist tomorrow. Oh, dear. I hope I make it. Wish me luck. Maybe I'll try to get some pictures to post.

12 comments:

Lyndsay said...

Good luck! Anyone with teeth issues has my deepest sympathy.
You are SO lucky. Which steak house will you be dining at?

Michelle said...

Good luck, Leisy!

Tanner Mills said...

dentists, mechanics, and doctors... rip off artists!

Walnut said...

Dentist schmentist. aside from the SHOTS, DRILLING, drugs, neckache from the chair, the pokey hook thing, jabbings, sharp pains, time, difficulty swallowing, not eating for 5 days, and pain, its really a lot of fun to go to the dentist. Maybe you forgot that they often give you a complimentary toothbrush. its awesome.

-Wally

Kent and Leisy said...

lyndsay- the gift certificate is to "The Ground Round" (I have NO idea what the name is all about). It's been recommended by a few locals- have you ever been? the menu looks good.

M- your favorite said...

Wow Good Luck! Hope all turns out okay!

The Hinmans said...

Hey! There's a Ground Round here too. We ate there once and it was good, we wondered about the name too. ??? Gift certificates are the best, woohoo! That's so cool. Hope the dentist goes well, I have to go too, but only for a check up. Good thing your insurance covers it, dentists are spendy! I didn't have dental coverage it turns out, but since it's on the military base, I'm covered this time. Happy Holidays! Congrats on the baby too! I can't wait to see pictures. Oh, and good job with the 5Ks that's awesome, I just started running after the accident, and now that my foot has healed, I want to start running too.

Annie O said...

You must be living right. And the $50 to the steakhouse is a sign that you shouldn't pull the molar--you need molars to eat steak.

See you soon.

XXOO

Nannie Annie

Cynthia and Steve said...

wow- people really do win those random drawings- good to know and congrats on the win!!

I hope everything went as well as it could at the dentist this morning.

BTS Family said...

Good luck with your tooth! Are you guys visiting for Christmas out in Utah?

tiff said...

im so sorry the worst teeth problems i have ever had has been getting fillings for cavities that stress me out & i havent had a filling since i was a sophmore in high school. im now 32 33 in may i would have to hav e a majore tatrum if i had to have anything majore done to my teeth i would need a tranqulizer

Amy and Craig said...

yeah, they are expensive. I haven't had to have one done yet, but craig did. he had to go to one guy to get the root dug out and another guy at another appt to get the cap thingy put on, just to warn you. that was in KY though so you may have a guy that does both. Congrats on winning I enter stuff too, but you must have the lucky gene because I haven't won yet! enjoy your steak after the tooth is fixed!