So here’s my situation:
I’m a 20 year old trans college student who had decided to start transitioning this year (yay!) but after a month of just starting hormones, and trying to save up for name changes and future perscribed testosterone, I learned that all 4 of mt wisdom teeth are coming in!
I just met up with the oral surgeon who will be doing said pulling of teeth, and altogether, the operation will cost $2600 because they. are. all. impacted. :)
What’s more is that becuase I have an underbite (which I honestly didn’t know you had to fix), my jaw is going to continue to cause problems to my teeth as I get older. Oral surgeon man recommended that I get orthognathic (jaw) surgery if I wanted to avoid said problems in the long run. THAT surgery is $10,000.
As the new school year begins, I enter it in more in debt than I was because I live off loans and have basic insurance that doesn’t cover impacted teeth. I had originally taken out loans ($3,000) to cover the remaining tuition that my fafsa does not cover as well as paying monthly bills for my newly bought used car but it seems that most of that money will be going to medical costs.
I am here because anything you can spare will help. And so you know that the money will be spent responsibly, here are the ranking of things that I know that I should prioritize.
1: Wisdom teeth extraction
2: Leftover tuition
3: Car Bills
5: Oral Surgery
6: Food (Probably Important but all of my part time campus job money goes into this each month)
7: Loans from previous years (yikes)
8: Whatever else needs to be paid, Name change is desired but on the bottom of the list of my priorities.
I myself am a 3rd year Geology student and I try to be an active part in my campus and community as an events and programs coordinator in my school’s resource center.
I will sincerely appreciate any help that you can send my way. And please help me untangle my mess :(
Here’s a joke for anyone who’s made it this far:
Q: Why do cow-milking stools only have 3 legs?
A: Because the cow’s got the udder!