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Hi, thanks for your support, I did look up the info and in
Ca I saw a office in Bakersfield, which under 2 hours away...
Was that 3000 for uppers and lowers and the mini implants how many mini implants does that include..
I so appreciate hearing encouraging words, its been a while since i was on here, I use to be on all the time, it hleped me so much to do what your doing encouraging other people....
I recently went back on anti depressants.. because after actually my dentures that I got a few months ago, I actually by way of a miracle was able to pay for them. but they are giving me the same issues.. if you read my profile then you know the problems I have with them, actually now my bottoms are pretty good, its the tops... sometimes it seems like Im going to be fighting this battle for for ever... but I am going to check out the affordabe dentists office in Bakersfield...
They even have gift certificates... isn't that cool....
Many blessing on you my sister who has empathy and compassion...
Hi, Joyce, thankyou for your kinfd words and understanding...It is one of the most debilitating things I have ever gone thru emotionally and phyically in some ways..I have been disabled for other things for quite some time. So many people call it cosemetic surgery, well many for a few, but its our health, I have to put in a plasic like thing when my teeth are out because continuousy bite down and swallow too much saliva which makes me nausous, and causes added heartburn... Im such a people person, although as of late I have been staying in more and more and starting to gain wait because my teeth or out more then in.. My last dentures that I got last Jan or Feb the denist said I could get mini implants and they wouldn't be as costly. Its just that the roof on my denture or my previous dentures will no fit right so now I need to see if I get the palet part taken off and mini plants on top maybe 4 would hold it good.. I still have not idea where I get the money it would be a 1000 a mini implant. and I don't know what other hidden costs there would be.
Well I have probably went on too long, I'm sorry but I believe you know exactly what Im going through...
Hi, my friend its been too long.. I haven't been helping my friend for awhile now.. The new dentures that I was so excited about, have for some time been giving me the same issues I had with the first 2 sets... 2 steps forward 1 step back.. But I am keeping my chin up.. Would you mind giving the info again, I will call and talk to somebody.. I can't continue like this for many reasons phisical and emotaial.. How are you doing these days... are your implants working out? I have missed our communication.. have a blessed day.. and old friend..........Kat
Thank you so much, and God bless you too. :)
I'm back, those are my new dentures, that by way of miracle I was able to get. The dentist is suppose to be one of the best, but I'm so sorry to say, that after 3 months I think I have had them, the roof of my mouth is starting to give me the same issues :( :( wont somebody please please help me to get even 2 implants or mini implants, the dentist said I could use mini implants if these dentures didn't work out.. which they are only 1000.00 each compared to 2400.00 each. only 'ha'. Well those of you have read my stuff no my issues and I'm starting to get depressed again..
I'm fighting it though. I have so missed comin on here and reachin out to others in my time of need.. it really does help.
So if there are any dentists or oral surgeons out there that will help me, or give me a discount.. I would gladly be a poster child/adult for implants.
This is the best website, people do care here, we may not have much finances to help, but we have hearts of gold..
Well I will keep it brief this time.... Thanks for reading this and if you know ANYBODY that does teeth impants mini or otherwise that can help please let me know... I will put in a pic of me without my teeth either in here or another post.. I think one my post there is a pic without teeth..
Its not about looks, yes I do look better with teeth, but its about health, and living, and not isolating and wishing I would die at times... most of the time I try and keep a clear head.
We have to keep reaching out to people, and sharing our stories eventually somebody will hear and help...
Hello, hope you are doing good. Its so nice to live in a world where we all have a right to our opinions, which this man shared and you shared and now I will share my opinon.
I believe the word of God is wrote by man inspired by God, now everyone doesn't have to beleive it, and I have seen people healed of Diabetes and many othe health issues, now God doesn't heal everyone, and that is up to Him. Ultimately for believers when I die, Im going to a much better place..
No one can take these beliefs away from me or anyone if they have experiened relationship with God thru His Son. Its like going out in the rain and experienceing how wet it is, and then having some one else say it doesn't exist... If there has been no real experience or relationship, you or anyone can sway some one to their own beliefs.
I was forced has a child to go to church and I hated it. As a adult a got involved in many different things includin the occult or as some call it Wicca or they serve a Goddess.
If that is what works for someone, thats fine. If you ever want to know a little more about where I'm coming from, I'm open to share.
I think you are a great person, who has been through got to go im late...
thanks my friend, its good to be able to start coming on again. I use to use the fixodent powder but only worked for a very short time, now I'm experimenting with the adhesive. Learning to eat alll onver again. Stay cool my friend.
Hi, thanks for the southern remedy. I appreciate it I finally have dentures and I was told my mouth would not work them. I guess I will find out, with help from you and others. Any other hints about what to use that works the best to keep them in ???? Thanks again.
Hi, I appreciate reading what you wrote, there alot of people that come here that have horrenous things happen, I multiple abuse sexually and other ways that wouldn't edify anyone. When I came here which was last June I think, I didn't ask for money. The help I was trying get was for teeth implants, I found when I got here there were so man
y people hurting in everyway possible, and I itenifed, so I just wanted to encourage people and build up no matter what there situation.
Believe I do understand your pain, I several severe depression times, and I would end up in the hospital because of wanting to die.
So its only natural do want to help people in way I can, I don't have money, sometimes just listing to someone is far more benefical that money.
I look forward to comminucating with you.
Never give up, I came here last year, desperate for help, and ended up encourageing otheres. Now I think I have a dentist that can make dentures, that might work in my mouth if not I would be able to have mini implants 2 on top and 2 on bottom, which will cost way less than the others I thought would be the only ones that would work. It has been 7 years since I started this whole ordeal, but I just refused to give up. Thanks for all of your help and prayers and and encouragement. I know with times as they are I'm far from out of the woods, as well as a whole lot of other people. Just don't give up on anything and mainly on your self YOU ARE WORTH IT, Hang in there and help others while waiting for your miracle.
Make it a great day and give some one a smile the one thing that benefits all and cost nothing!
Love and Blessings on all of you on Aidpage, the ones I have agreed with and not, we can all agree to disagree at times. :) :) :)
Hi Jen, your welcome. anytime you need to talk feel free to write, I will answer you with in a day, as soon as I get your post.
Life has took a turn for the better for today, I know that any time it can go the other way. When it does I remember the few times that life is good and try my best to be grateful for my speech, my legs, arms the air I breathe. Pretty soon, life isn't as bad as I thought.
You make it a great day. I so appreciate your commet.
Hi, its been awhile, I came on to say don't ever lose hope. We don't know whats around the corner. For those of you that beleive in God and awsome power and love for us, God came through I went from having nothing and almost losing hope but I never gave up on God. Out of the blue someone I knew a long time ago was online, and I knew her mom from 30 years ago. Her mom had fallen, and needed some care at nite and on weekends. Nothing hard because I'm limited in what I can do very limited. It has truly been a miracle she is paying 15 dollars and hour, I'm on the way to getting my teeth implants, well not literally yet. I have almost a quarter of what I need and I did that in a month a little than a month.
So hang in there, keep thanking God no matter what if your a believer if not. You do whays works for you and I will continue to pray everyone gets a miracle.
Make it a great day.
Hi, Thanks so much for your detailed reply, you understand what I'm going thru. I'm limited to help because of being on Medi-Cal. I'm calling a place thats sometimes helps disabled people with teeth or lack of. Hope you have a very Merry Christmasl.. thanks again
Hello, just wanted encourgage anyone who gets caught up in life, don't ever think its too late to come here for a cyber hug, a prayer, or a referral to someone who might help with your problem.
I have been gone a few weeks not near my computer to write, but this is like place is almost like a home and I'm a homing pigeon. My old fears I'm facing today like the one that says, you messed up you cant go back there to get help or to encourage. Well I fought that feeling and here I am.
So please if I can give help to someone by way of any of my experiences that you may have read on here. I would love to help you and otheres as well I call them "angels on assignment" on this site amd they are truly gifted and have so much insight and love for people they haven't met and probaly never will.
I hope to have some time soon to come on and encourage and give ideas to those who struggle as I do very soon.
Just wanted to quickly say I haven 't forgotten my family on here.
God Bless and make it a good day..
I haven't heard from the Mexico lady or Sandi Sandav lately. One thing on this site there alot of that are hurting and we get our feeling hurt too easily. So remember we all love each other. I want the best for all of my aidmate friends. I know they do me too.
Happy Thanksgiving to Emil and the Wizard, we arel all blessed because of this wonderful site.
thank you, I have not heard from you in a while if you are still interested in helping tplease let me know. I would understand, but I'm not giving up, I went through alot with my kids with they were growing up as you did. Now I have a good relationship with my grandkids that live in town. I hope my mouth doesn't get me fatally sick, with my Barrets Espagas from the acid. I'm about to give up on bottom teeth ant just see about getting the special dentures and 4 top teeth implants, just so I get eat and leave my teeth in for then a hour withot gaging. I love to laugh and smile, but I think people feel sorry for me or trip in some way when they see me laugh or eat, espially when I try and gum food at a resturant, I feel like everyone is looking at me, and they when I start to choke because I haven't chewed good enough with my gums, its not a nice site and it can feel terrifying.. So please let me know something, thats good pr, to follow thru now and then and touch basis, and if you can't me just say so, I rerespect you Nancy and honor you for the help and work yo do to help others. You should get paid, you do alot with the people you help, so getting your cut is only fair.. Just please don't leave me hanging, the last time I hear from you was about a month ago and you said you were working on it. My memory isn't good but I'm totally incapcitated look at my youthful face, does that like some who cant keep track of her posts or helping others.
No, and like you I love to help others. so pleased respond, this is the second time I've wrote you this week, please.. I will either know to continue to have hope ant I can do this with you, or I will focus on looking else ware, just good ethics to let someknow, I know your busy, bur please..
thank you so much, I really enjoyed or short conversation by phone, but it was a bad time for me then. Things have smoothed out some..
Always and aidmate and one loves helping others..
Hello Nancy, my memory isn't totally gone I have not heard from you in quite awhile. I know your busy and if they cant help me or you decided you didnt' want to I wish you would just tell me. I'm coming out of horrific 2 months, but I'm determined not to be a vicim. I spent my first 40 years deeply depressed and wanting to not be alive, Until I came to terms with my childhood, and figured people did there best and had to forgive alot abusers.. Please let me know whats happening.. thanks Kat
Hello Mike, I really can identify on many levels with you, I went through the debt thing twice before I finally realized, oh yeah you pay them on time and try and give more then the minimum. Call every now and then and ask them too lower your interest rate, sometimes they will, especially if you have one the several offers that come from the credit card sharks circling out there waiting for a feeding frenzy knowing that we always can't pay. and tell your creditor if you won't lower my credit interest I will transfer to so and so..... I will tell you of a book, that made a HUGE difference. I'm 57 and as I said once when I was younger then you and not very responsible I messed up. Finally got okay again, then got in the credit card circle wat of thinking, oh this is way too easy I will pay this, and then the late fees and pretty soon all your paying is late fees.
Speaking of God, I prayed this last time because my husbands credit, this husband, been married 7 years this time I think. His credit was good so I would buy stuff thru him and his credit kept getting better and better. Finally a someone gave me a chance again, one said yes, and I did get a little excited at first, and got a few more cards then necessary but didn't put much on them, but just asking for a lot of cards in a short period makes your credit score go down..
Anyway I payed off 3 small ones of individual revolving ones, because this guy that wrote the book says why have a Target, or Walmart or any individual card, when you can have one visa or MC that will work and not all of the credit loops and fees for many cards.
The title of the book is Debt Cures by Kevin Trudeau and I was so impressed I learned so much about how alot of the creditors tricks , and fear tactics that these other credit sharks use, and their is a statue of limitations on paying off crediors its different in different states the longest being 6 years I believe. that's it and then they sell off your debt to these credit sharks that send you letters trying to play lets make a deal WRONG.. any way I am finally a responsible person, some times I want to just say forget it, I need 6 teeth implants not for cosmetic, we need teeth to chew food to digest properly.. right now I would settle for 4 implants and special top dentures.
In all of the pictures you see except for 1 I think I have without any dentures the rest I only have top ones in and they don't stay in long. But I'm praying and choosing to believe one of these days will get away to have a smile on my face that is teeth that aren't making me sick.
Also your idea to open up the residential program for mentally ill people is fantastic, its not only a very good way to make a lot of money but if you truly have a heart for those if have been affected by my mental illness, - God Bless You. I have struggled most of my life with it, but I'm able to laugh with myself and most of the time roll with banana peels I'm slipping on while walking in the streets of my mind... Say that 3 times real fast....
Seriously my daughter is bi polar, and in denial, my sister in law is bipolar and does not take meds and almost gone to prison for behavior problems, and my brother has been on meds for over 30 years for the same illness..and works and does pretty will, I hate stigma. for anything.
I think some people just want say, people use mental illness for a excuse for bad behavior, well maybe some. but speaking from my own life, there was nothing fun about being suicidal most of my teens and on up till about 40. no fun at all, people also like to make judgement calls and say well you were being selfish wanting to die, when you had kids, all I can say is, if you have not walked in the shoes and been to that poing of really being that depressed to the point of not wanting to live in a life with its ups and sometimes downs, it is still life.. a person is not being selfish, they really believe the world would be a better place without them... showing love and compassion and tolerance for people who have trouble with their emotions and the struggles in life that others can handle is a gift, and we should all practice giving a little more understanding to people who are fighting agains there own emotions and battles in their own minds.. you never know when you could be one of them... sorry I get on a soap box on this subject to close to home on many levels.
It takes a lot of work and acceptance, of horrible childhoods sometimes to finally just know, that people for the most part are really did the the best they could with what the grew up with and were emulating. love and compassion big things and cost nothing to give.....
I love my adult daughters, but my oldest the one with the problems still thinks I'm horrible because I couldn't emotionally handle raising her or her sister but only a couple of years...
Now she is doing the same thing, only is not dealing with the reality that she needs help, and there's nothing wrong with needing help.
I cant remember but I think I told you that book that helped me so much with the debt problems, that you asked about orringally was DEBT CURES by Kevin Trudeau, beg borrow, due whatever to get the book it will be worth your while, and I don't know him from Adam, but it all the difference..
You are doing way better that you even realize, one, you're a thinker your thinking of welding school, one of my ex's was a welder made good money, it was hard work, and two, your thinking of having the residential home, excellent ideas.
I haven't got them but its good to have 3 good money making skills or ideas that are going to turn over money for you for you, so you always have back ups if one doesnt work it out for some reason.
I have a lot of respect for you, my youngest daughter is 33 and has horrible credit because she just got her first time at having it, and also the school loan problems.. its just growing pains..
Walk with your head high and know your on your way to becoming a citizen who takes care of his own debts, and maybe you can help others some day..
Keep me in your prayers for my dental work which does cause me to be very sick and medi-cal does not cover special dentures and defiantly not implants.
Also I'm having dementia like symptoms, I really hope that passes I kinda like my mind these days....
God bless and the best of luck to you with getting your good credit score back I did. I just haven't got money to pay for maxing out cards even for my teeth :( but I will someday....
Hi, been a few days since I wrote, I was gone, well when I'm here these days are not always at my best, but I I intend to make them my best again.. I choose to.
I was talking with a lady that my mother has know since there 30's and I'm 57, and this lady is always upbeat, she was married the first time to someone who cheated on her married her best friend then he went on to molest his step kids as well as me when I was a child. She had a son and daughter whom I grew up with. She was married again to a practicing alcoholic, who she eventually divorced and he went blind, and died. That was when she was married to my moms brother and had a son, that chose the gay lifestyle. Finally she was single had a good job, and you guessed yet another man came into her life, (sounds a lot like me) then he seemed alright for a few years, then he started having behavioral problems in his 60's turns out he's bipolar, and now diabetic. He also has dementia, and this lady smiles and never has nothing bad to say about people she is incredible.. Oh did I mention a few years ago she found she had a non cancerous tumor by her left ear, but it was wrapped around nerves and was told if they operated and hit the never she would be paralyzed, so she opted for no operation., she has lost her hearing in her left ear due to tumor, suffers vertigo, and balance and memory issues and she smiles oh she also has barrett's esophagus (as I do) only hers is in one of the stages it has advanced.. She smiles : ) shes upbeat. This weekend she is giving my mom a break because my oldest daughter who is bipolar and in denial, has been on manic stage, and not 3 of her 4 kids are staying with my mom who is 75 almost 76 this month and my step dad whom is 9 months older than me that I dated before him and my mom got together a long time ago.
He is a prostrate cancer survivor, now they are checking is kidneys and bladder, my mom has diabetes and high blood pressure yet she and him our taking care of a 4 year old a 7 or 8 year old and a 12 year old that are there great grandkids, because my daughter needs to be on medication..
So this lady Marlene, I'm voting to give "people helping people this months award"(I just made up the contest) but its not a bad idea, something positive and most of us on here need more positive things going on in our lives...
So Marlene you are the tops in my book, I may have early dementia, that's up for them to decide they are giving me aricept and namenda, to see if that helps, I'm still trying to get my 6 teeth implants, at this point I would be happy to get 4 and the special dentures I need for the top, so my barretta's esphagas doesn't progress to cancer in my esophagus. and I know I can whine.
I can also be very positive and upbeat and after talking with Marlene and seeing how she has advanced more than Barrettas and a non cancerous brain tumor, a husband that has bipolar and dementia and diabetes out of control, yet she can take a weekend and go give my mom and step dad a break and take care of my grandkids. My I think we ought to be thankful for just having our limbs whether its 1 arm or 2 or some amount of sanity or a sleeping bag to sleep in..
I'm ashamed of my depression, and I know I can't help with some of it, but I can surely climb off the pity pot long enough to wash the ring off my but.
Quit having pity parties when you know there's know who wants to come, there all having there own, lets have a celebrate whatever we have left in our lives, that other people have been robbed of and there still out there "being people helping people"
thank you for your time, and forgive me for not wring much the last 2 months, I am coming out of this dark place thanks to the God of my choosing, and not the man or woman who thinks they are God and wants to tell me what to feel or think. I don't dread on other peoples belief systems. we need to be tolerate of each other and love and respect each other.. Who's going to help us not the insects not your distant relatives. Its us those who have seen the dark places and choose to look for the light at the other end of the tunnel.
May you make it the best day you can...
Well, its been awhile since I was just sharing what is on my heart and mind and I'm afraid I have to be honest because who does that help if your not certainly not ourselves and we have to help ourselves at some level to help someone else, so I have been selfish, and been feeling sorry for my self and "woe is me for my weeks of Marshal law ruling my life and the Marshall was "Murphy him or herself.... you know know when you think you are living the never ending nightmare, when every part of your life and soul and spirit seems to have been ripped to shreds with out warning... Well the only way for me to have that lovely smile with those dentures that only stay in for a short time, but hey I have top dentures and they do stay in for a short time, I guess I had forgot to the look for the good the positive, whether it be I'm sleeping in on a cardboard box on a street, its better then freezing in the snow with no food or water... I'm one of those that for most of my life I was the victim, and it was true and it was horrific, everything from abuse from more people in more ways that I want to go back and think about, anymore, to trying to escape all of those painful memories with a bottle or with a man or a woman, anything so I didn't have to look at the reality of what happened and push thru and and find the lite at the end of the tunnel. I had to quit being the victim long enough to get my off my pity pot, and wanting to die, oh how I would hate to wake up in the morning and realize I was still here to feel the regret of yesterday yet again.... and I spent about 40 plus years doing that. that blond girls picture I'm holding is me, when I graduated from high, school and those aren't dentures that make me sick. those were my my teeth. Now i can call my self gummy, and it wont kill me to laugh, what is the worst thing that could happen, the very worst I could get esophageal cancer and die, sounds like a bummer, well in reality someday sometime I will die... so am I going to waste what ever time I'm allotted whining, well yeah some of it I am, I'm human and I do have bad days as my friend on this site put so good on a video of her self, and if you don't well enjoy your fantasy....
Life isn't always smiles and joyful, but most of the time if we can get off the pity pot for awhile, and try and really listen to people on here, and I'm not saying everybody on here is for real, they probably aren't but enough them are, I'm not going to try and figure out if I should or not encourage someone...
I came on here last June and before I knew it I was was up of half the nite trying to encourage people I forgot all about my lack of teeth.. and the blond up there in the picture, when I was 18, she was sucidial most of the time, well earlier than that but then till I was about 40 I was in out of hospitals for trying to take my life, I guess my point is, no matter what picture we see or lack of a picture, because I was judging the other day because people didn't show pictures in here often, but maybe its better sometimes, because we can be pretty judgemental, at least I can, and I dont like that when I am, I have to remember I have a forest in my eye before I try and take out a log in some one else's....... you know...
Any way, I'm climbing out of my pit, I didn't dig it, and I didn't throw my self in it, but it I don't want to drown in my depression, so I better try and find a way out of it, and the best way his to help a fellow human being, in some way, a cyber smile, a cyber hug a prayer to who ever you want, I choose to pray to God.. and keep doing that, and pretty soon you will be so involved in trying to make someone else's day better, you wont be taking your mess so serious, oh it will still be a mess, I still have only top dentures and they still dont stay in long and I still get sick, but I just dont' want to use up my life focusing on something that I can't change at this minute, one of these days, I believe I will get my miracle and I will find a way to get the 6 teeth implants and special dentures I need in the mean time.... give a smile to someone, doesn't cost a dime and most of us our broke so you can afford that....
Well my mind is working maybe its the medicine I'm getting, that they give to peple with dementia problems and alzheimer's patients.. wrap your mind around that and see how it feels.... no don't I will tell you it ahead of time its now fun not knowing if you are going to keep losing your memory or the way you think and your behavior changes in not a pleasant way, and will I know my grand kids next year... no see don't go there, today I can remember still more then my cousin who is 57 also and has vascular dementia from strokes, doesn't know what catcup is or mustard, good looking and had money. what good is his money now?????
Food for thought,
many hugs and smiles and lots of prayers for all of your needs just remember I felt bad for having no shoes to till I met the man with no feet...