Clawing my way out of the depression the VA & Dentist created….

In my blog… this goofy, pain in the ass diary… I wrote about the issues I was experiencing with the right and center bridge work… though I may have my placement off in my details…. I only had 2 bridges in my mouth… 1 I paid for to the tune of over $10,000 and 1 the Arkansas VA put in 2010, which created TMJ problems, because the upper teeth locked my jaw in position that was not normal… and boy when it broke a few weeks ago… the relief in the TMJ came about 72 hours later…. my tongue was resting properly and not bunched up and closing off my airway….. sigh!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Yesterday was another one for the records where the health care professionals are anything but professional… to let me leave that clinic with alginate on my face and neck… not acceptable…. to not make the needed adjustments so I could use the denture…. not acceptable and to make me feel like the whole mess is my fault… NOT ACCEPTABLE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I told the dentist that both bridges were failing and that the cracking sound I heard… wasn’t the glue holding them on… it was my teeth breaking… the only thing that kept those 2 bridges in place for a year after they broke… the sticks they put in place of the nerve after a root canal… you can see the stick sticking out of the root now… gonna miss it, my tongue has played with that stick since my bridge broke off….. sigh………………………………………………

In 5 1/2 years of working with patients… even after being up on duty call for 24 hours…. NEVER was I rude or disrespectful to a patient…. NEVER….

Why is it so hard to be treated like a human, who has feelings????

I didn’t make the VA acquisition system… but I have dealt with it for 40 years…. Active duty and VA…… and it’s humans that fuck up… paid employees and they take it out on the patients, because if you protest, security gets called… so much for being allowed to complain about shitty service?!?!

Ryobi sitting by my work desk…. you tube videos or text books… either way… I will adjust the denture to fit, without causing pain and if I break it… no loss…. I haven’t had functioning teeth since the VA in Arkansa got hold of me in 2010…. so nothing new on that front……

And people really wonder why veterans commit suicide…. are you people that ignorant of just that blind????

Sgt. USAF DAV…. I will find the positive side of this… but I don’t have to be treated like dirt, when someone is being paid to care for me….