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Old 04-15-2017, 11:35 AM
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Originally Posted by Serendipitous View Post
The problem is that the gum problem is periodontal disease. It is not covered by Medicare in Australia, so I have to keep working to save up for tooth extraction/periodontal treatment anyhow.
I understand. I don't believe that it is covered here, either.

Try to take it one problem at a time. Determining the status of your general health and beginning sobriety should likely be your priorities. Try to let your doctor set the stage; he/she should understand your need to keep working.
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Old 04-15-2017, 11:42 AM
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Hi Serendipitous,

I am very sorry for what has happened to your daughter.

You are absolutely correct, that you need to be there for your girl.

If you really mean that, then you need to focus on your health and get yourself better so you can then focus on her.

I suggest that you go to the ER and ask for rehab.

Don't let your ego and pride kill you. Just go get help!!!
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Old 04-15-2017, 11:51 AM
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I appreciate the advice. I haven't been to a doctor in over 5 years - such is my medical phobia!
I will talk to my daughter's father until I sort this out. He loves her just as much as I do.
Still so scared. I apparently shouldn't feel this way, but finding courage to see a doctor is so hard. I have never even suicidal in my life but can't bear the thought of someone giving me death news.
I just want to be there for my girl.
I think we all have the fear at first, but once you go, you will feel a million times better. Putting things off will make things worse. It's best to do the right thing and get checked out as soon as you can.
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Old 04-15-2017, 05:24 PM
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Originally Posted by Serendipitous View Post
Lava, if I saw a doctor tomorrow, he/she would probably tell me to get my affairs into order. Not ready to die. ..
Thats a common fear...but in reality most of us find we're not ready to drop off the twig just yet.

I get the fear and I get embarrassment if you have some stuff going on you should have gotten taken care of years ago...but really...the sooner you dee the Dr the more you can set your mind at rest

Originally Posted by Serendipitous View Post
The problem is that the gum problem is periodontal disease. It is not covered by Medicare in Australia, so I have to keep working to save up for tooth extraction/periodontal treatment anyhow.
I went to a dental school to get a lot of my teeth and gum issues addressed.

could be an option for you too?

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Old 04-16-2017, 03:49 AM
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How are you today, Serendipitous?

Thinking of you and sending you love.
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Old 04-16-2017, 04:10 AM
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Facing up to seeing the doctor is scary. It takes a lot of courage to fess up to the doc but please reconsider waiting. I was petrified of seeing the doctor but was so relieved I did early on. Your doctor will be able to help and support you through detox, withdrawals, anxiety as well as assess your health. I know your scared. Feel the fear but do it anyway!
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Old 04-16-2017, 04:48 AM
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Old 04-16-2017, 01:47 PM
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Old 04-16-2017, 08:38 PM
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Old 04-17-2017, 11:02 AM
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Hope that your week is off to a good start, Serendipitous.

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Old 04-18-2017, 08:21 AM
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Old 04-19-2017, 09:33 AM
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Old 04-19-2017, 12:12 PM
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I hope you are doing well, Serendipitous, and have not picked up the bottle; for your health and for your relationship with your daughter. Please don't keep pushing things off, regardless of how scared you are. Things can only get better. I hope you check in often and lean on all of us here at SR. Much love and strength to you.
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Old 04-19-2017, 11:15 PM
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Hi Serendipitous,

I hope you get a chance to check in again.

I'm glad you are there for your daughter, and that you and her dad are both supporting her. Perhaps she needs a counselor to talk to as well, to help her deal with how she is feeling.

As for the doctor, as scary as it is to go you will feel relief after. Hopefully they will tell you that you do not have anything seriuous going on health wise, and that will allow you to have peace of mind. Also, if there is something that needs to be addressed you can do that after your doctor visit.
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Old 04-20-2017, 08:35 AM
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Originally Posted by Delilah1 View Post
Hi Serendipitous,

I hope you get a chance to check in again.

I'm glad you are there for your daughter, and that you and her dad are both supporting her. Perhaps she needs a counselor to talk to as well, to help her deal with how she is feeling.

As for the doctor, as scary as it is to go you will feel relief after. Hopefully they will tell you that you do not have anything seriuous going on health wise, and that will allow you to have peace of mind. Also, if there is something that needs to be addressed you can do that after your doctor visit.
^^^^ This.

Hope you check-in soon, Serendipitous.

Thinking of you.
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Old 04-21-2017, 03:49 AM
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Old 04-21-2017, 04:05 AM
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Hi and thank you for posting!

I would use your doctorīs recommendations for your symptoms and then also do you own research online (reliable sources, of course). Be proactive.

Kudos on listening to speaker tapes! Keep doing it if itīs working!

Best of luck and keep posting!
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Old 04-21-2017, 10:47 AM
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