May 27, 2012 - 11:23 pm
I am a women in my early 40's. I was diagnosed two years ago with a very deadly cancer. I have had chemo/ radiation/ surgeries, consults in different top notch hospitals. I also developed type 1 diabetes during this time and I am still dealing with tho. Having diabetes is so difficult. I have so many doctor appt.'s between the two illnesses. I have managed to continue to keep working during this whole time except for the surgeries. It has been so hard, some days I was so sick I could barely get through the day. I am now cancer free and live CT scan to Ct scan. I was starting to regain some strength and hope and trying to move on a little and start enjoying life. During my illness i neglected the dentist and now need so much dental work. I feel so overwhelmed. I will now need to go to the dentist often, just when I was getting some down time without doctor visits. I will wither need to spend 20,000 on implants or get a lower partial denture. My teeth look great, but they are not. I feel like having caner, then diabetes has made me feel like a different person. It has robbed me of my identity, now possibly wearing a partial denture really makes me feel robbed of who I am. I have completely fallen apart from this news, I have been crying for days and don't know what to do. I feel so alone and desperate, I haven't even been able to speak to my husband. I feel guilty telling him I have more issues to deal with. We have already spent so much money with my cancer. I lost my closest friends during cancer treatment and have no one to talk to. I wonder f others dealing with cancer neglected their teeth. I thought I was dying and dental care was the last thing on my mind when I could barely get out of bed. Any support, ideas, knowledge of a partial denture, anything would be of help. I so depressed and so alone.