You don’t hear many people talking about this, but my teeth have become so damaged, so broken and messed up due to the multiple sclerosis meds I’ve been on and the steroids I’ve used, that fixing them has become too costly to manage.
I have literally had two teeth fall out due to bone loss and multiple teeth have cracked and broken causing me lots of pain even when I’m just drinking a cup of water. At this point it probably would be better to just have them all pulled and be fitted with dentures than trying to restore them.
Just when I think MS can’t cost me any more, this happens.
It really is true what they say: multiple sclerosis is an expensive disease to treat. I have to pick and choose what I’m able to manage at any given time.
Sometimes the groceries are a bit scarce because I have a medical bill that needs to be paid. Other times I have to cut back on running the air conditioner as much as I would like so I can afford my insurance premiums. It all becomes a balancing act that sometimes topples me to the floor.
When you get overwhelmed and the impossible truly seems impossible, don’t give up. There may be an organization out there that can get you through the tough times or a friend willing to step in and lend a helping hand. Somehow things end up working out. Not how we thought or expected, but we end up making it.
For now, I will have to wade through the painful teeth because my mortgage and electric bills are more important. I would love to find a long lost rich uncle that could help me out, but for now I have to baby my teeth and pray that things will work out.