Congrats for deciding to take back your health, and a hearty handshake and
pat on the back for kicking the drug habit.I'm an alcoholic...I was always good at taking tests in school, shortly after the birth of my first son (and in my third marriage) I took an alcoholic 'test' and passed it-scored high on every question! I had sent my son to bed early when he wanted to stay up and 'play with daddy' so my wife and I could watch tv and get a buzz on booze...we sat there, looked at each other and heard him crying... got up and dumped every bottle in the sink. Last time I had a drink- and I"ve stayed
up with my sons as they grew and enjoyed every minute of it!NOW my body is falling apart and I"m like you-trying to fix it up so I can enjoy what's left on the downhill run of old age-I have a grandson to spend time with now! So...good for you! Hang in there, YOU are the one that's going to benefit first-then
your family because you are going to live longer.Now, tell me how you lost the weight...I've got 40 pounds I picked up somewhere'
and don't want anymore! Roland On Aug 1, 2008, at 5:25 PM, Linen Barn wrote:
Thank all of you who responded so positively. Its funny but I am so happy and confident about myself now I don't even need the pats on the back but I'll take them. I used drugs heavily in my early 20's and smoking them was the main cause of my bad teeth in combination with having lousy teeth to start. ANyone who has kids that might be getting into drugs should show these pics and I have more if you really want to see how bad it gets. I have been clean for many years now and I can say I still think about them now and them but won't dare to go there again. I guess as long as you learn from your mistakes and can move on then everything is good.I have had several people comment on the cost and I really don't mind. Another reason why you should take care of yourself, not only teeth but as John mentioned there are many other health problems created from being overweight and another good one is STRESS. Stress can cause severe bodily damage if you don't take care of it. I have a high stress job and get very stressed at times and most my friends can tell by looking at me how busy I am at work. I am trying to learn to let things go and not work myself to death cause I will age myself many years by being too stressed out. ANyways, my dental bill was about $17k plus I had to have 1 root canal by a specialist at $1000 and then had that caped after my original so that was another $1200. ALso paid about $1200 for a special cleaning which cleaned under my gums and they also took a laser to my gums to get rid of bacteria (gingivitis) becasue I was not brushing properly for many years mainly cause it flat out hurt when I brushed my teeth and my gums bleed alot. Total bill including interest cause I did a Capital One loan through my dentist was $25,000 and all they did was the top and 2 crowns on the bottom. The bottom teeth amazingly were in good shape, at least the ones I had left. I had a total of probably 12 teeth pulled over the last 10 years with 5 at one time being the icing on the cake about 1 year ago. Thats when I decided I needed to fix this thing and take care of myself. I am 34 years old so God willing I have quite a few years to go and at the rate I was going it wouldn't have been that many.Sorry if this is inappropriate for an embroidery group but I felt like I could shate this here and anyone who doesn't want to read it can find the DELETE key :)Anyways, if anyone has questions or comments or whatever feel free. I am pretty open about my past problems and I know this can help someone out there. One of my customers is a K-9 State Police Officer and I might be going to some schools with him to tell some kids out there what drugs can do to them and show them its just not worth it. You should see how much money I have spent on lawyers and courts due to my drug use. Makes my teeth look like nothing :)Aaron Sargent The Linen Barn linen@xxxxxxxxxxx 541-770-2957 Medford, OR ----- Original Message ----- From: "Bebe Heng" <bebe@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> To: <amayausers@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> Sent: Friday, August 01, 2008 2:09 PM Subject: [amayausers.com] Re: OFF SUBJECT - TEETHHey Aaron, I bet you look and feel different now. They are done well and congratulations. I won't ask about the bill. I can imagine. But it is allworth while. You are looking a different person for sure. Bebe -----Original Message----- From: amayausers-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:amayausers-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Linen Barn Sent: Friday, August 01, 2008 11:34 AM To: amayausers@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Subject: [amayausers.com] OFF SUBJECT - TEETHThis isn't necessarily related to embroidery but I thought some of you mightlike to see some before and after pics. The Dentist was so happy with the results that I am in thier commercial now. We filmed a few weeks ago and itshould start airing soon. Aaron Sargent The Linen Barn linen@xxxxxxxxxxx 541-770-2957 Medford, OR =========================================================== The AmayaUsers Mailing List Website: http://www.amayausers.com Discussion Board: http://www.amayausers.com/boards Subscribe/Unsubscribe: http://www.amayausers.com/list ====================================================================================================================== The AmayaUsers Mailing List Website: http://www.amayausers.com Discussion Board: http://www.amayausers.com/boards Subscribe/Unsubscribe: http://www.amayausers.com/list ===========================================================