In a bind
It’s hard to ask for help. I was raised with the belief that needing to ask for help financially was shameless begging and should be avoided at all costs, which is ridiculous (I know). There’s nothing shameful about being down on your luck. Here’s my current situation.
I went to the dentist last week, and found out that a tooth I had a root canal on 5-6 years ago has gotten RE-INFECTED. It’s been causing me terrible pain, and at present, the dentist is sure my tooth can be saved, so long as it’s taken care of soon.
I have to see a specialist for what is, basically, a whole new root canal (ouch). It’s going to cost me $1,500. Even though I have insurance now (thanks Obama. No, really, thanks, it’s amazing!!), dental isn’t covered (especially not the specialist).
Because of how much pain it’s causing me, and the fact that the infection is pretty big, my dentist wanted it taken care of ASAP. I have an appointment for Wednesday (the 29th). But what I don’t have is $1,500. My sister and her husband, my not-really-uncle-but-family-friend, and my Mum have all offered to chip in, but I’m still about $1,000 short. I’ve had to cancel a trip to see my best friend in May, as well as pull out of a proposed trip to see a bunch of friends later this year. It’s really sad, but you gotta do what you gotta do.
So I guess what I’m saying is: if anyone can/would like to donate (even a couple bucks) I would really, really appreciate it. No pressure if you don’t, just an honest plea for those who maybe could help and would want to. I wish I had something to offer, like fics or art, but I’m a musician and I don’t really see how that would translate over to offering up something in return. If you can think of something, let me know and I’ll try to make it happen!
My paypal is firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you so much, even just for reading this. <333