Ha-ha! No, these are NOT my teeth -- in fact, this appears to be Ozzy Osbourne gettin' ready for Halloween. (and my teeth are not orange -- or even OFF-orange!!!)
>>> FIRST, if you haven't seen it lately, I updated and further explained the most previous posting IN THAT POST a few minutes ago, adding specific references and names -- and reporting on my phone conversation with the person beaten by the bailiff in Judge Criner's Court (it happened about two years ago, I forgot to report there).
>>> AND I REALLY DID GO TO THE DENTIST TODAY. Here's what he had to say. I need:
1. Immediate deep planing/scraping of my remaining teeth and "gum work," with numbing and carried out over two visits. Usual charge $500.00 total. We will do this as early in January as possible (working around my court dates, of course).
2. I forgot to ask how many, but I know he found at least six or seven cavities, which he considers a lower priority since I am in no pain at this time. We'll attack them after the cleaning. I don't know the cost, but the last time I got a three-sided filling (one of which must be replaced) it cost $240. At least one other one was two-sided. Sounded like the others were one-sided -- but again, I forgot to ask. I just didn't think he'd find that many, but the Lithium reduced my gums so far that the soft roots are exposed -- which is where most of them are.
3. I'm guessing about $1,000.00 - $1,500.00 worth of work needs to be done.
4. THAT SAID: the dentist is a friend of my father's cousins Fanny Blackwood and Ruby Kenan Marsh of Pender County -- as well a member of my Sunday School "Discovery" Class at First Presbyterian and is going to work with me -- BUT HE STILL NEEDS TO BE PAID, regardless the deal he can give me, which we have not yet worked out completely.
>>> If possible, please help out a little by clicking the "DONATE" button on this blog and sending a few dollars. EVERY PENNY HELPS!!!
Also, my "Anonymous Benefactor" in NYC is contributing generously, but we had NO IDEA it would become this expensive, and so I am HOPING some people can help out here.
>>> PS: I was going to lambaste my immediate family for their self-righteous refusal to help with HUMANITARIAN AID of getting the broken filing fixed while I was in Mexico where it would have cost only $18.50 USD rather than $240.00 -- but there is no point. They have simply GONE TO THE DEVIL or something.
THEY REFUSE TO EXPLAIN THEIR ACTIONS TO ME -- EVEN NOW.