Friday, July 18, 2008

I survived the dentist!!!

I had my jaw tooth extracted yesterday, and I actually feel better today!! I opted out of the surgery and braved the procedure with just the numbing shots..after 8 shots, the dentist finally got it out!! The roots were huge..he said it was no wonder that I was in pain because the roots were sitting on a nerve in my jaw. Believe it or not, I can breathe better too! Who knew?? It is so wrong that you have to have three insurance consultations before you can actually get something done! I guess they are unconcerned with your pain or comfort level! It actually took 5 months to get an appointment to have the extraction! What a crock!! I definitely voiced my disgust with the health care system, but I know that I am only one in a million, so I doubt the complaints will be taken seriously. Typical! What happened to the good old days when you could get a consultation and a procedure all in one visit?? Times are changing. Everything is such a disaster here in the US. You pay thousands for insurance for your family and it seems that you are not afforded the services that are bought and paid for here. However, if you are uninsured, you sail thru the to boot!!
I had a first hand experience last month when I went in for my yearly mammogram. After paying my co pay and waiting over an hour, a illegal immigrant came into the room. An elderly lady and I watched in horror as she was taken back for her mammogram without insurance or even a copay. We sat for hours while she was put in front of us and treated like a first class citizen! In the meantime, we are tax paying Americans and we are denied service for it!! I have nothing against people who are poor in our country, but why should I be treated differently because I pay my taxes and pay for my insurance, and I am a citizen of this country. What is wrong with this picture?? No wonder our country is in financial ruins!! And don't even get me started on SS in the US!! I'll save that for another day!! Have a great weekend!!

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

New haircuts!

We were busy today! T and I got up early this am and went shopping. At around 10 am, we decided to get our hair cut. My hair is short and I like it a lot. Since summer began, I have been pulling my hair back in a ponytail, and I was getting tired of looking the same..well, no more!! HA! The good thing about short hair is that it makes me look younger, at least that is what everyone has told me today! T on the other hand, got a shoulder length cut. Now, she is complaining that she wants her hair shorter!! So unlike her, but I told her I would take her back to get it shorter if she wants, so we will see! As for my hubby, he was very upset that I got my hair cut! He does not like my hair short, and the only time I get it short is when I get really mad at him, so this is one time when that is not the case. I told him that maybe it would grow on him, if not, oh well. I can make my own decisions. Our anniversary is Friday!! 16 years. You would think that would be long enough for him to know that I am an Independent woman!!! It did not take long for that argument to blow over!! Tomorrow is my tooth!! Have a great day!!

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

A few photo's..Finally!!!

A few photo's ..1.Bear in his "Santa" suit
2. My flowers and landscape..plants are bigger now..but this is the beginning!
3. T's birthday cake , and 4. T at her birthday party..after the "Rock" party at the house with her friends!! I had promised to post a few photo's, but just got them downloaded because I had to use another camera!!! Oh well, better late than never, huh???