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Pack that on to the schedule

I have reluctantly taken on a few more hours of tutoring this semester. I can really use the extra cash, for several reasons, not least of which because it's looking like I'll need to have some expensive dental surgery in the near future. Despite being told as recently as a couple years ago that they were fine, apparently my wisdom teeth are going to have to come out after all. I'm really unhappy about that, first because I do not relish the time spent out of commission due to how long it takes me to shake anesthetic. I might even need somebody to babysit me as I come out of it, as my history suggests it hits me very hard. The last time I had it when I was nineteen and had to be put under for a minor eye surgery, I was ridiculous and combative when I first woke up, then slept for like twelve solid hours, and then for the next day I was foggy, stupid, and not of totally sound judgment. Ugh. So at least for the beginning it's probably not the safest thing for me to be alone, but I hate to waste somebody's time with that.

And then there's the cost. It's looking to be extremely expensive, and my stupid insurance doesn't take much of a dent out of it. Overall, even before the extra hours I'm supposed to be making more this semester than last, but because of the schedule I'm getting paid on I haven't seen it yet, so this is a way of dealing with things more immediately. I'm not delighted to make my already full schedule even fuller, but I'm grateful that my work is flexible enough that I can do this at a time I need to. A lot of that is down to Bill, my awesome boss, so I'm particularly grateful for him.


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( 5 comments — Leave a comment )
Mar. 23rd, 2017 07:58 pm (UTC)
Oof. Let me know if I can help.
Mar. 24th, 2017 03:35 pm (UTC)
Thank you, that's kind.
Mar. 24th, 2017 07:52 am (UTC)
Is there any possibility you could do the wisdom teeth surgery with just numbing agents? I was lucky enough to get it done with just novocaine (a _lot_ of novocaine), which meant I had* to be awake and aware for the procedure, but also meant I didn't have to do an anesthesia recovery.

Also this totally sucks, and I hope you can get it sorted as easily as possible. It's super frustrating losing time to medical/dental care, even when the care is necessary.


*I say "had" like it's a bad thing, but I'm a weird little doctor's childe, and so I was pretty intrigued by the proceedings. I recognize for lots of people it would be really traumatic to be awake, I just wanted to make sure you knew that it was potentially an option.
Mar. 24th, 2017 03:35 pm (UTC)
Yeah, it has crossed my mind. I'll have to think what I can put up with. Not so sure I'd do okay being awake...
Mar. 31st, 2017 06:05 pm (UTC)
Sympathies, and also happy to help out if needed...
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My name is Phoebe. I'm Boston area theater professional and English professor focused in writing, acting, directing, and modeling. I'm known for having lots of interests, lots of opinions about those interests, and a very high estimation of the value thereof. This blog is for talking about whatever's on my mind, from my daily life to my activities to musing on any number of abstract topics. Thanks for taking the time to read.

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