posted on Jun, 22 2009 @ 03:42 PM
It hurts to the point that it's crippling. It's worse than a migraine.
I've had a cavity in one of my molars for a long time, but since I work in the restaurant industry I've never had access to a legit health insurance
It's been bothering me since last September, but I knew I couldn't afford dental care without insurance so I let it go. I stopped drinking soda,
even the diet stuff because it has aspartame.
For a long time it was an off and on pain that would make the entire left side of my jaw hurt all the way up to the point I could feel it in my ear.
The past few weeks, it has gotten worse. It hurts on a daily basis, but today, like other days, it' so bad that I couldn't sleep last night and
today I feel like a freakin' zombie.
Since I don't have access to a dentist who could actually fix the problem, I put a band-aid on it by buying a bottle of cheap brandy. Luckily, I
don't have to work today, so I can get away with this.
I can't help but realize that if I lived in virtually EVERY OTHER WESTERN COUNTRY, I could have gone to the dentist a long time ago FOR THE MONEY I
PAY IN TAXES. Unfortunately, the money I pay in taxes goes to funding their CORPORATE EMPIRE instead of a MODERN healthcare distribution system.
I know that posting on this board is not going to solve my problem, but I also know for a fact that there are more people out there with worse
situations than me and I'd like you to use this thread to tell your American health care system horror stories.
I support Obama's healthcare initiative ONLY because it seems like a step in the right direction. Personally, I think it needs to be more drastic.
My honest opinion is that we need a single payer system in this country.
The 'anti-tax' and 'small-government' folks think that it's more important to maintain the our global military industrial complex than to provide
the basic necessities for the people of this country and I'm just about done with it.
They looove to chant "America, love it or leave it". I'm just about ready to leave it for a more sane society like Canada, England, France,
Germany, Brazil, Peru, Israel, India, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, Finland, Germany, Australia, New Zealand, and the Netherlands.
Just wait until you get sick.