TooMuchAlone

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Had another night of not sleeping at all. Bracing for the next dreadful development.

There Have been times in my life when bad or scary things did not happen. But even when I don’t eat chocolate or other sweet things or drink anything with caffeine in it I still have this free floating anxiety about needing to Brace myself for the next bad thing that is or that might be going to happen to me. & All of that Negative apprehension and sense of overhanging and impending doom causes me Not to be able to sleep. It is like I think about having to eventually move to a cheaper apartment but my body feels like I might have to move tomorrow. Maybe that means there is too much adrenaline in me especially at night. I really need to buy the subliminal persuasion cds and start listening to them. They are self-hypnosis cds. I used to listen to them on tape but I don’t have a tape player now. The same company now makes the cds. (With subjects like I Want To Be Happy and Relieve Stress and Anxiety.) The company that makes them is called Unlimited Potentials. - - I just have to continue to remind myself that while some things are immediately upcoming - others are not. I have to be stronger and Not indulge in panicking ahead of time.

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A prayer with some humor in it!!😀😀

Dear Lord,
So far today I’ve done alright. I haven’t gossiped, haven’t lost my temper, haven’t been greedy, grumpy, nasty, selfish or overindulgent. I’m really glad about that.
But in a few minutes, God, I’m going to get out of bed, and then I’m probably going to need a lot more help!

I don’t know who originally wrote this.

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Inspirational Poem - The place where I found it doesn’t say who wrote it.

Sometimes I feel sarcastic and irritable and impatient. But other times I really want to feel like this poem says.

Outside my window, a new day I see
And only I can determine what kind of day it will be

It can be busy and sunny, laughing and gay
or boring, cold. unhappy and gray.

My own state of mind is the determining key
for I am the only person I let myself be.

I can be thoughtful, and do all I can to help
or be selfish and think just of myself.

I can enjoy what I do and make it seem fun,
or gripe and complain and make it hard on someone,

I can be patient with those who may not understand,
or belittle and hurt them as much as I can.

But I have faith in myself and believe what I say.
I personally intend to make the best of this day!

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How do I hold this dentist accountable for the complications of my infected teeth and still get treated?

I have been waiting to see this new dentist since October of last year!!! My dentist that I had seen for 22 years retired a few months before I that. It took me 6 weeks or so to find a new dentist. All that this new dentist has done was to insist that I have the most expensive 180 degree wrap around x rays. She Knew from my x rays that I had infected teeth. When I needed to reschedule my appointment in late September, her office person said that she was completely booked up until January 18th and that they rarely had any cancellations at all so it would be extremely unlikely that the dentist could see me any sooner.

Since September I have been sick twice - once with a sinus infection that lasted for several weeks and later with a cold that also lasted several weeks. Apparently having an ongoing infection can make you More susceptible to getting Other infections.

I was taking prescribed Amoxicillin while I had the sinus infection. I have been taking 500 milligrams of Penicillin 4 times a day since the week before Christmas. My general practitioner prescribed the penicillin to keep the infection from Rapidly spreading and endangering me.

Now - everything I eat tastes very Bad. This happens when your infection reaches a certain level. I do try to gargle, to eat breath/peppermints, etc. A tooth that broke off has been crumbling.

What makes me upset is that if I have suffered Worse damage since the dentist has neglected to treat me, that she, the dentist, might probably have the impudence that I get Everything taken care of - regardless of the expense to me. - - After All, the more damage to my teeth, The More Money She - the dentist - Makes!!! 🙁😠 So, she can’t lose!!!!!

What I want to do is get her to make the partial for me and then start looking for another dentist. I am going to call the American Dental Association and the dental association in my state and see if they can help me find a dentist who is Not so continuously booked up and who Actively Cares about the Health of New Patients!!!!!!!

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How do I hold this dentist accountable for the complications of my infected teeth and still get treated?

I have been waiting to see this new dentist since October of last year!!! My dentist that I had seen for 22 years retired a few months before I that. It took me 6 weeks or so to find a new dentist. All that this new dentist has done was to insist that I have the most expensive 180 degree wrap around x rays. She Knew from my x rays that I had infected teeth. When I needed to reschedule my appointment in late September, her office person said that she was completely booked up until January 18th and that they rarely had any cancellations at all so it would be extremely unlikely that the dentist could see me any sooner.

Since September I have been sick twice - once with a sinus infection that lasted for several weeks and later with a cold that also lasted several weeks. Apparently having an ongoing infection can make you More susceptible to getting Other infections.

I was taking prescribed Amoxicillin while I had the sinus infection. I have been taking 500 milligrams of Penicillin 4 times a day since the week before Christmas. My general practitioner prescribed the penicillin to keep the infection from Rapidly spreading and endangering me.

Now - everything I eat tastes very Bad. This happens when your infection reaches a certain level. I do try to gargle, to eat breath/peppermints, etc. A tooth that broke off has been crumbling.

What makes me upset is that if I have suffered Worse damage since the dentist has neglected to treat me, that she, the dentist, might probably have the impudence that I get Everything taken care of - regardless of the expense to me. - - After All, the more damage to my teeth, The More Money She - the dentist - Makes!!! 🙁😠 So, she can’t lose!!!!!

What I want to do is get her to make the partial for me and then start looking for another dentist. I am going to call the American Dental Association and the dental association in my state and see if they can help me find a dentist who is Not so continuously booked up and who Actively Cares about the Health of New Patients!!!!!!!

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How do I hold this dentist accountable for the complications of my infected teeth and still get treated?

I have been waiting to see this new dentist since October of last year!!! My dentist that I had seen for 22 years retired a few months before I that. It took me 6 weeks or so to find a new dentist. All that this new dentist has done was to insist that I have the most expensive 180 degree wrap around x rays. She Knew from my x rays that I had infected teeth. When I needed to reschedule my appointment in late September, her office person said that she was completely booked up until January 18th and that they rarely had any cancellations at all so it would be extremely unlikely that the dentist could see me any sooner.

Since September I have been sick twice - once with a sinus infection that lasted for several weeks and later with a cold that also lasted several weeks. Apparently having an ongoing infection can make you More susceptible to getting Other infections.

I was taking prescribed Amoxicillin while I had the sinus infection. I have been taking 500 milligrams of Penicillin 4 times a day since the week before Christmas. My general practitioner prescribed the penicillin to keep the infection from Rapidly spreading and endangering me.

Now - everything I eat tastes very Bad. This happens when your infection reaches a certain level. I do try to gargle, to eat breath/peppermints, etc. A tooth that broke off has been crumbling.

What makes me upset is that if I have suffered Worse damage since the dentist has neglected to treat me, that she, the dentist, might probably have the impudence that I get Everything taken care of - regardless of the expense to me. - - After All, the more damage to my teeth, The More Money She - the dentist - Makes!!! 🙁😠 So, she can’t lose!!!!!

What I want to do is get her to make the partial for me and then start looking for another dentist. I am going to call the American Dental Association and the dental association in my state and see if they can help me find a dentist who is Not so continuously booked up and who Actively Cares about the Health of New Patients!!!!!!!

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How do I hold this dentist accountable for the complications of my infected teeth and still get treated?

I have been waiting to see this new dentist since October of last year!!! My dentist that I had seen for 22 years retired a few months before I that. It took me 6 weeks or so to find a new dentist. All that this new dentist has done was to insist that I have the most expensive 180 degree wrap around x rays. She Knew from my x rays that I had infected teeth. When I needed to reschedule my appointment in late September, her office person said that she was completely booked up until January 18th and that they rarely had any cancellations at all so it would be extremely unlikely that the dentist could see me any sooner.

Since September I have been sick twice - once with a sinus infection that lasted for several weeks and later with a cold that also lasted several weeks. Apparently having an ongoing infection can make you More susceptible to getting Other infections.

I was taking prescribed Amoxicillin while I had the sinus infection. I have been taking 500 milligrams of Penicillin 4 times a day since the week before Christmas. My general practitioner prescribed the penicillin to keep the infection from Rapidly spreading and endangering me.

Now - everything I eat tastes very Bad. This happens when your infection reaches a certain level. I do try to gargle, to eat breath/peppermints, etc. A tooth that broke off has been crumbling.

What makes me upset is that if I have suffered Worse damage since the dentist has neglected to treat me, that she, the dentist, might probably have the impudence that I get Everything taken care of - regardless of the expense to me. - - After All, the more damage to my teeth, The More Money She - the dentist - Makes!!! 🙁😠 So, she can’t lose!!!!!

What I want to do is get her to make the partial for me and then start looking for another dentist. I am going to call the American Dental Association and the dental association in my state and see if they can help me find a dentist who is Not so continuously booked up and who Actively Cares about the Health of New Patients!!!!!!!

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This is my second night of not sleeping at all. & I last ate on December 29th. It is now December 31st.

Ongoing anxiety, taking too many prescription medicines in order to feel healthy, feeling like illness has made me out of control of my life - are some of the reasons why I can’t sleep. I didn’t realize until too late that anxiety was making me Much more forgetful than usual. But I went ahead and finally put in my grocery delivery order online. So I Will be eating around 3 or 3:30 when they deliver it. One of my plans for early January is to buy 3 Subliminal Persuasion cds and start listening to the regularly!!!! I still have the cassette tapes by that same company - but I don’t have a cassette player. One tape is about Weight Loss. Another tape has the Title Relieve Stress and Anxiety. The title of the third tape is - I Want To Be Happy!!! The tapes and cds are made by a company called Potentials Unlimited. One side has hypnosis with a hypnotist speaking. On the other side, the hypnotist’s words are masked by relaxing music, bird calls, etc. When I used to listen to these tapes in the 1990s, they used to regularly put me to sleep!!! So I look forward to the cds doing the same thing for me that the tapes did. ….. On the one hand, I want to be more focused, much less forgetful, and much more in control of my life. But I wonder, can I strive for personal control and equanimity at the same time?

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