looks like the bit of money I have left over, I will need to spend on dentistry to have my wisdom teeth removed... my upper right wisdom tooth is slowly falling apart, and my lower right is starting to come in almost vertically putting pressure where my jaw hinges, which has become quite painful. :'( I don't have any dental insurance (or any medical insurance period) but on Monday I plan to get ahold of a dental school clinic in hopes it won't cost an arm, a leg and my first born child... especially because I do not want to be awake for the procedure.
Ah! how times have changed. I had all four wisdom teeth pulled way back in 1982 or 83. They were impacted worse then the doctor thought, and the removal was quasi-surgical. But they did it under just gas and local anastesia (Novocaine), and it wasn't really all that bad. What was worse is wanting pizza so badly a day layer that I ate it stitches and all. That made thing hurt a lot of a couple of days
In those day though, before health care costs had spiraled out of control, the whole procedure cost me $350 or something like that. Dental work was so inexpensive in those days most people didn't even have insurance for it. (somewhere I still have what was left of those teeth after they were sawn up during removal.)
In any case, I hope you can still come up with some funds to travel and join us. Its funny how that stuff works, sometimes.
aye... times have changed... as for Novocaine... I am terrified of needles... I don't even like watching my mom give herself her insulin shots. lol. I remember a time when I went in to have some cavities filled, I told the dentist I did not want any Novocaine shot and he was wide eyed, but agreed to not use Novocaine, but I had to promise if I felt any pain to let him know immediately... I never felt any pain when he was drilling on my teeth... just a pressure. The sound of the drill was more painful than the actual drilling... but for the removal of wisdom teeth, I want the laughing gas... or unconscious... I want to be blissfully unaware of what is going on inside my mouth. lol.
I'm going to try and see if any local theatres are looking to hire for the summer, even if it's box office, or stage hand lackey work... (I'm a tech theatre major AKA Backstage work... I want to be a lighting designer.