Yep. Is what she did tonight. I may be dirt poor but I'm one heckova proud person. I've worked my fanny off for what little I do have. I don't borrow, I don't own credit cards. If I don't have the cash, I just do without. I've become the Queen of Make Do. So my mom came over for my graduation. Now you all know my mouth is a mess.....but please, you honestly have to see it to believe it. I don't believe it and it's MY mouth. She calls me tonight and asks what I'm going to do about the problem. The problem being that honestly every tooth needs to go and dentures to replace them. Dentist says he can "save" a few anchor teeth and put in bridges........but why? So I can do it again in just a few years?? No thanks. But since Dentist billing person says it's a positive no go on a payment plan......then it was going to have to wait until I could find a place that would do payments and that I was working on it. So she says to call him back and find out a definate charge for all the teeth to be pulled and she'd use her credit card. Two hitches to that. 1. She has a 2k limit and 2. she's in Illinios and I'm in ohio. So it would have to be under 2k total. And he's wanting charge per tooth, no bulk discount has been mentioned. Well ok, the 2k should cover the pulling.....cuz I'm gonna have an issue with letting him do it if he can't do a decent discount for bulk and the fact he's going to get instant payment. Then the plan is to let the gums heal.........by then she'll have paid off the card again.....and she'd pay for the dentures the same way,. Mom was upset that I wasn't jumping at her offer. Well.....dunno, it doesn't feel right to let her do this for me. Yeah she's my Mom and all, and so I get that, and it's really nice of her.....but I don't do this sort of thing well at all. She has never done anything like this for me. Ever. My sibs.......plenty of times. Me, never. Never even offered, suggested..... yeah. And I wouldn't dream of ever asking. So she says "Now you know darn good and well that if one of your kids were in the same position with no other real alternative, you'd be furious if they didn't let you help them." And she was soooo right. She still doesn't fight fair. lol So back on the phone again tomorrow. And with luck (can't believe I'm saying this) I'll be gumming my thanksgiving dinner..... Well hopefully not. But these past weeks with my mouth and I just want to get rid of the problem forever. I no longer care.