To Mama Ki's Gracious Dental Donors:
I am counting blessings on the dental happenings here. Yes, counting of blessings you are my life, thank you. With the holiday season I'm glad that the healing is well underway before the threat of the Chicago Hawk all in my mouth! Thank goodness only the cosmetics are left to do in February! Yes, six weeks of painless healing so far and about 8 to go ….. woohoo.
I must give thanks for those who have privately contributed offline in addition to all the public support that this Go Fund Me has generated toward. To have gotten these cost down from $10,000 to well under $4000 including travel and all with the help of a generous openhearted friends who managed to support in a way I didn’t imagine! And OMG Allen WHAT without your inspiration.
When planning the dental travel budgeted at $7500 in case we needed to alter the plan. Referrals for the Denti Center were from folk who’d had work done there and were entirely confident in their process. Still planning for the unexpected the big goal on GFM remained No language barrier. Only minimally annoying hearing the loud Black Pop music during surgery, LOL. So here is how its gone with the huge adjustment which brings me so very close to the goal
BLESSED TRAVEL FUN & FUNDS
10/19 - Fly the mouth to LA and stay overnight
in Encino at Allen’s place: $228 INCREDIBLE GIFT as every item on my budget reduced.
7:30AM 10/20 -Off to the Amtrak Surfliner and excited to go but on the commute, a truck sideswiped our cab! Thank goodness we were close to Union Station so we got a Starbucks moment then walked to Union Station. All went well moving forward down the coast LA
to San Diego … a most serene and beautiful 3 hour ride.
11:30AM San Diego breakfast then board Red Trolley to the border!
12:15PM TIJUANA After walking across the border, the clinic sends a car for us up at the border post customs of course.
1:30PM we have arrived at the clinic! Check-In, nice lady dentist does exam, cleaning, X-rays plus prep for surgery
As I’m escorted to the exam room, I overhear Allen query on whether the clinic accepts American insurances and the list went on and on …
RESTORING MY BITE
So the surgeon sees my aim is to have two implants
but he recommends a third followed by caps and bridge and they list at $850 per procedure so $2550 + $1300 for cosmetics which is how the lowering of the goal made sense! It was actually the work that I needed help in covering and look-a-here!
And now that last segment of work is coming in a few weeks. I am so close to the revised goal now so please share the post to encourage the last bit as wow …. just so close. I know some of my friends are facing this and other health costs and challenges. Bless Up!
With Gratitude, Love & Respect:
Thank you all so very much!
KI MASSAGE & BODYWORK
Hyde Park & River North Locations
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