Gosh I don't really know where to bring... but my mom is 71 yrs old and she has 2 really big health issues going on; 1) her bad knee (needs knee replacement surgery), and 2) her bad teeth (needs a bunch work done and implants). Her teeth are absolutely hideous, I honestly don't know how she eats and wonder how she isn't in pain. Anyway, last year she finally scheduled the knee replacement surgery to be done; but a few weeks before, her dentist wouldn't sign off on it. So basically she has to have the dental work done before she has the knee surgery. I was excited that she was finally being forced into getting that dental work done... but now she won't get it done! This has been beyond frustrating for me. Both issues have been going on for years… and she’s stubborn about them. She won’t listen to me and whenever I bring it up she doesn’t want to talk about it and gets all upset….like I’m bothering her about it again. After rescheduling the dental surgery 3 times for stupid excuses, she has recently told me that she has a fear of the dentist and that she is going to go to a therapist for help. That was over a month ago and she only went to the therapist once. She told he has been on spring break. Well I don’t think doctors go on spring break for 3 weeks!!! This is driving me nuts and I’m concerned that if she doesn’t deal with these issues, then other issues are going to come up. I also want to note that she (and I) doesn’t have a much of a support system. My father died about 20 yrs ago and my sister lives in another state and doesn’t really seem to care anyhow… so it’s pretty much me. The only one I feel I could reach out to is her brother but he lives thousands of miles away. Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!