Desperately NEED some help. I am embarrassed that it has come to this but I really don't know what else to do. I am a disabled US Veteran and have some serious dental issues. The MAIN problem is that while I was serving in the Middle East I contracted an agent that disrupts my stomach. This causes me to throw up 5-6 times everyday. This has stripped all the enamel off my teeth and has made them very brittle and very susceptible to decay and erosion. No matter what I do they are constantly being worn away. I already have had 6 pulled (including 2 in the front of my mouth) so it is really embarrassing for me. Not only because I am 32, but because the VA does NOT put teeth BACK when they pull them. They claim responsibility because of how I got the problem but they will not replace any of the bad teeth. I am out of work because of my disabilities and as a result have no dental insurance and can't afford to pay for the work outside of the free VA.
This dental issue has depressed me in a way that I can't even explain. I cry all the time because I am embarrassed to even look at myself. People laugh at me and ridicule me and make fun of me. It hurts. I got this problem defending America yet I'm the guy getting laughed at. I can't go out, I can't talk to people, I can't even get a JOB because of my teeth. It's the WORST feeling in the world. I have NEVER felt so helpless and so rejected.
I don't want anything for free. I will work for any help I can get. But no one will even give me a chance. I don't know what to do. All I know is that people should not have to live the way I do, especially when the insults and rude remarks about me couldn't be further from the truth.
Please help. Thank you