I was very stupid when I was younger, and like us all I did things that I regret and wish I could change. The biggest mistake I ever made in my life was to start a life as a cocaine addict. It nearly took my life, and I will likely be recovering for the rest of my life. Which brings me here to ask for help.
By the time I realized I didn't wish to die from a drug overdose, got away from the addiction and quit, I had done damage to myself and my health. My dental insurance at work was only a maintenance plan and anything major I needed wasn't covered. Then when I retired they cut it out altogether and it's been 7 years of no dental coverage whatsoever.
I am on a much better path in life now, eating healthy and exercizing, and lost almost 90 pounds, but this issue still haunts me. Cocaine, and the methamphetamine they used to cut it with has destroyed my teeth beyond my ability to repair them. This is the one aspect of being a drug addict that I can't seem to put behind me. But I hope to.
The healthiest alternative is implants, and didn't know how to raise the funds I need to be able to afford it, get healthy and be able to smile again. When I first started looking into it they were 1000.00 a piece. Competition has driven the prices down, thank God. Still too much for me though.
My daughter Jamie and friend Meredith have pushed me to post this, and even though I am ashamed to admit it, I need help.
I have put 10,000 as a goal, since when I started 10 yrs. ago looking into it, thaty was approximately what I was quoted, but I will be looking into ways to reduce the costs and it will be amended as I know more.
Thanks for taking the time to read this even if you cannot help.
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