Hello to all those who are kind enough to read my story, my name is Jonelyn and I am 37 years old, I have two wonderful boys, ages 13 and 8, I live for them, unfortunately there father passed away many years ago leaving me a widow. Please don’t feel sorry for me for this, I am usually quite independent and work as a freelance web designer and social media marketing manager. I like many single / widowed mothers work hard and have often struggled with keeping a roof over my families head, but I was starting to do ok, I had even managed to put some money away, thank goodness for that, because since March 2020, I have lost all my projects and anticipated work for the foreseeable future due to COVID pandemic.
With subsequent lock down invoked by our president, we have virtually become prisoners in our own homes, I understand that I am not in any way a special case that is being affected in this way, but since march, my saving have been completely depleted and my bills are all piling up and as if that is not enough, since march, I have been enduring an excruciating pain at the back of my jaw. Due to the lock down there were no dentists open or available to me. The pain permeates my every day existence, I can’t sleep at night which in turn leaves me lethargic and the pain triggers continuous headaches.
I have tried researching many times for holistic and home remedies to alleviate the pain, sticking an aspirin on the tooth, gargling around the tooth with alcohol, drops of vanilla extract, cloves and I even tried clove oil, oh my goodness that was not pleasant at all.
Well I finally received a break, or so I thought on June 1st, dental clinics were open, as you can guess I immediately hit the streets to find a dentist. After one week of walking I found a clinic that could diagnose my condition, which turns out to be an impacted wisdom tooth, literally that means my back tooth on my lower jaw had decided to grow forward INTO the tooth next to it, so its basically growing forward, while the rest of my teeth are growing up like they should, which in turn has caused the tooth it has been growing into, to also become bad. Then I find out that this will not be a simple extraction, this will require surgery, a scary prospect to me at the best of times, not to mention the exorbitant price of this procedure. It almost seemed too much to bear with all my regular bills continuing to stack up, the continuous pain, and this massive bill I will need to pay BEFORE they can do the procedure.
I am not a quitter and if only I had any kind of job in my field that could help me relieve this stress I would be working, god knows I am not a lazy person, and I try to be a good person. I will be forever grateful to those who find it in their hearts to contribute to my fund and I promise them from the bottom of my heart not to abuse these funds and to pay it forward, as I always try to do, any help that is within my reach to help others.
Thank you for reading my woeful story and thank you in advance to all of you who chose to help me.