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Monday, September 29, 2014

The past couple of weeks have really been one thing after another. My car's battery died; the lecture I gave went poorly; I found a big cavity in one of my teeth; I've been fighting with my ex. On and on it goes. But you know what? That's life. Nothing is ever going to be perfect, and I have to keep moving forward. I am proud of myself for dealing with these stressors without overeating. emoticon

(I am not proud of myself for avoiding the dentist for so long -- I'm afraid it's been years -- but all I can do now is change how I handle that in the future. [Again with that moving forward thing!] I have an appointment in October and I am, to put it bluntly, scared. But I'm more scared that this tooth is going to cause an infection and/or fall out of my head, so I have to deal with it.)
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    The dental coverage provided by my uni is, to put it mildly, lacking (though the health insurance is great and I definitely take advantage of it). I tried probably half the dentists on their (oddly short) list, and none of them could get me in any time this year, even for a tooth that's looking ominous, so I gave up and instead found a dentist on Yelp who has high reviews from other phobic people. I'll pay more than I care to, but I can deal with that. I can't imagine leaving myself to my own devices and imagination for several more months to save a few bucks, while the tooth gets worse.

    Thanks for the encouraging words, everyone. :)
    2490 days ago
    It may be a cliche, but it really is the small things that end up counting over time. I tend to be extremely reactive, so I get that your choices this week are a victory for you. Nice!

    Good luck with the dentist and definitely take advantage of your Uni's health/dental insurance coverage!
    2492 days ago
    One day at a time. Yes, go see the dentist before the tooth gets even worse.
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