Friday, November 20, 2009

Change of plans

Due to some glitch with the website, my company extended open enrollment by ten days, so I took one more look and decided to change my flex spending account contributions--I'd put in $600 but yesterday I upped it to $900. In my previous post about it, I said I didn't think I'd be getting another root canal and crown in 2010, but...sadly, I no longer think that's the case. I had a cavity filled almost two months ago that is still bothering me a lot. The filling was a last ditch effort to avoid a root canal (it will be my FOURTH), but it's so painful to chew on that side of my mouth I can't even chew oatmeal. And that's my "right chewing side"*.
I have now written "chew" so many times it's lost its meaning.
Anyway. So I upped my FSA contributions to cover this now-expected expense and I think I should be good. A few doctor visits, two dental cleanings, one root canal + crown, prescriptions and OTC medications should be covered by $900, I think.
I also got a coupon from Completely Bare to get $175 off a laser hair removal package before the end of the year. I have almost $600 in that fund, which I'm not sure is enough to cover it, but I'm going to look into it. I think that's like a session and a half free, which is a great deal.
*Does anyone else notice this? That you have a totally preferred chewing side, and when you get a filling or something and have to switch for a few hours or a day it's really hard to eat? Well, this has been eight weeks of chewing on the "wrong" side of my mouth. Of course, if you have no idea what I'm talking about, please move along.


  1. I've never noticed it but I will eat something later on today and get back to you. I'm pretty sure that I don't have a preferred chewing side since I eat so much that really, I don't discriminate. My mouth will have its way with the food regardless.

  2. Hahaha I totally hear you on the preferred chewing side. I'm kind of anal about it. :P

  3. I know exactly what your talking about. I've had so much dental work done this year alone, especially on my right chewing side that now, I notice how painful the teeth are I haven't fixed sometimes. Ouch! Hope everything is covered by the 900 and if not, hopefully not over by much.


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