this is really uncomfortable for me and i really hate talking about money let alone taking money from people but this is internalised classism and me doubting my worth and i need to challenge that and this is as good a reason as ever.
anyone who has followed me with any longevity knows that i am poor. born poor. working poor. dirt poor. i’m poor. most of the time i can save and scrape and make things stretch but lately, that just isn’t enough.
i currently have three fillings that have come loose. two of them have come completely out, my second last tooth on the top right and left. whenever i eat, i want to cry because hot foods hurt, cold foods hurt, hard foods hurt, it hurts to eat or drink anything. my mouth is just a mess of infection and pain and i end up with pain not only in my teeth but through out my jaw and up through my temples. i am currently taking a lot of paracetamol and it is really bad for my body.
i can’t afford the dentist. i can’t even afford a check up. living in a regional area, the waiting list alone at the dentists is obscene.
i have been advised that i can organise payment plans with one of the dentists here, but with the amount of debt i am currently in, it is not realistic nor would an business be willing to engage in such an agreement with.
so i’m asking for money to get me to the dentist.
a poor person is asking for money.
things are tough for everyone but if you are able to help me i would appreciate it forever.
please take care of yourselves.