Hello Everybody, This is my first time on this website. I am 37yo and I work in online sales at the moment. I'm very spiritual and I love people, even though I'm shy at times (not all the time!) I love cats and I play violin (and hope to start teaching it soon), I love to share the joy of music and spirit with other people. To me there's no greater joy. Don't know a good way to segue to the medical part of this essay, so I'll just get right to it. I discovered this last week that I have two badly infected molars. They are excruciatingly painful. The pain is so great it radiates ofcourse to my jaw, but also to my chest, heart, left arm and right hand and index finger. I've had pain before, but nothing like this. Being in Sales and teaching music, I would like to keep my handsome smile, for my own sake and so others can appreciate a nice clean smile, while they're doing business with me.
Also, I have a kidney condition that I've been stupidly putting off for a while, and the pain in my left kidney comes and goes, but it's getting more and more frequent recently. Maybe stress, or my tooth is causing it to do so. I've been to a specialist doctor (sorry, forgot the technical label) for my kidney about a year and a half ago. This doctor frustrated me and was essentially useless (and emotionless, pushing me to get surgery I knew I didn't need).
Preventative healthcare in America today seems to be non-existent, and I've been to many doctors in my life. I work for a company as a contracting independent, so I don't have benefits or health insurance. I work and make money, but not enough to qualify for Obamacare. Yes, I sucked it up and went to a Obamacare Representative and she told me I don't make enough to be able to receive healthcare. Way to go, Obama. In short, without insurance, medical costs are prohibitive and exhorbitant, And I apologize for asking for so much, however this is the ball-park our current medical system is asking for (for my two conditions), even for meager preventative healthcare, which is what I'm striving for here on this website.
Thank god for over-the-counter benzocaine, otherwise I probably wouldn't be able to type this essay here on this wonderful website. Please donate whatever you can, no matter how small. Every little bit helps. I really does. Even if I am only able to get a fraction of this financial help, it will help me pay down medical expenses I'll have to incurr anyhow. I've seen people online be ungrateful for receiving $1. Not me, $1 or 50 cents, I'm grateful for all of it. We all need each other's help on this planet, at some time or another. I will definitely come back and help people here on this website when times are good for me. Thank you for reading my essay, I need your help to live a good and healthy life. No matter what your religion or non-religion is, let god and/or the Universe bless you, and it will !