I just got back from consulting with an oral surgeon about some dental implants. It is a long story but I have some genetic issues and I've been having dental work done and redone for nearly 2 decades now. It goes back to when I was a teenager. It is all pretty traumatic and a real emotional issue for me at times.
Well, I met with the oral surgeon today about getting implants which are a much better, possibly permanent solution for my problems. I always thought they were some unattainable ideal state due to cost and logistics of getting it done.
It turns out they are pretty routine now and I finally make enough money to afford it.
The dream could be a reality soon (next 2-3 years). I'm relieved/excited.