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I Wrote the Check

May 17th, 2022 at 07:28 am

Honestly, I thought it was going to hurt writing such a large check.  Nearly $6000 is a lot of money.  But I felt really okay with it.  Having my son's teeth fixed will be worth it. He had his appointment today where they did x-rays, took photos, and did some kind of scan of his teeth with a tool.  On June 20th he will get his full set of Invisaligns.  I didn't know he would get all of them at once, but he will.  You move onto the next set every ten days.  It's different, but seems so much more convenient than traditional braces.

I would, one day, like to get this for myself as my teeth have moved since I had an appliance to fix my bite.  My teeth were always straight and I never had a gap, but over the last ten years or so I've had a gap between my top front teeth that is getting bigger and bigger.  And I have a couple of teeth on the bottom that seem to be pushing forward a bit.  They aren't visible so they don't bother me so much, but I don't like being in photos because of the gap in my front teeth.  So I avoid it.  But I want my kids to have photos of me when I'm gone, so I've thought about fixing them for a while.  But that was back burnered when DS needed to get them.

I feel like I'm always give stuff up for my kids (but mostly my daughter).  Probably because I am.  I guess that is motherhood in a nutshell, though, always sacrificing your own needs or wants for theirs.  And for my mother as well.  I think I am getting caregiver burnout.  I really just want to run away for a while.  I think I need to go down by the water and soak up the negative ions and just let myself read a book for a couple of hours.  It would do me a world of good.

5 Responses to “I Wrote the Check”

  1. Amber Says:
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    Writing a big check can be a bit nerve-racking; however, it is so worth it in the end. Way to go, it's one less bill.
    Also, caregiving is tough to be sure to schedule some me-time

  2. crazyliblady Says:
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    I got Invisalign last year because my teeth were so crooked that the dentist said if I did not, one of my teeth could have been permanently damaged if I did not. The visit where you actually get them was a little uncomfortable for me. They have to put attachments on your teeth that are in the front area of your mouth. When you put in your aligners everyday, they are basically hang on the attachments and that enables the aligners to move your teeth. I occasionally took acetaminophen on the days after I got a new set because the new set is so different. I think it took around 5 months for the active treatment stage and now I am in maintenance where I only wear them at night. I wish you son good luck on his treatment. I do not regret doing it. I only regret taking so long to get around to doing it.

  3. Suemn Says:
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    Think about having a couple of days away with your husband. Could one of your sisters check in on your mom while you are gone to be sure she's okay?

  4. rob62521 Says:
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    Writing that big check...ouch! But, it will be worth it. I spent about that a number of years ago for braces and having teeth pulled. I figured it was an investment in keeping my teeth.

  5. CreditRules Says:
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    You're an adult with adult children: go down to the water for a few hours or days. Maybe your local Office for Aging can help you find respite care for your mom, or maybe your kids can look after her for a few days.

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