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So the worst thing EVER happened to me!!!!! Like literally the worst!!! I woke up the other morning to a tooth gone. Yeah gone, as in not there anymore! And no, not some tooth in the back of my mouth that you can't notice.... Like a tooth that if I smile big enough I would legit look like a cast member from the Beverly Hillbillies!! Like how does this even happen?!?! It's like someone pulled a tooth while I was sleeping because there is no evidence of it ever being in my mouth. Just one giant hole where the tooth use to be. So not Trophy WifeStylish what so ever!
The strange thing was I wasn't in any pain. For having a perfectly straight & sparkly white smile I sure have had loads of dental work done in my life. My smile might of looked like a 10 before the missing tooth, but the insides of my teeth... Ughhhh.... Root canals, cavities, you name it I've probably had it done. Teeth genetics in my family = horribleness. With having gone threw so many teeth issues in the past, I also knew that usually when anything funky is going on in your mouth, that means you are in dying pain. This was all just so bazaar to me.
So being the ridiculously busy person that takes on more work than she can handle, I decided to suck it up and go on with life looking like a Beverly Hillbilly... I would eventually get a chance to sit down and call the dentist about rebuilding a tooth, but first I had loads of work to accomplish since it was a Friday.
Then Saturday morning... Bam! I knew this whole tooth not hurting was some sorta glitch in the universe. I woke up to the biggest tooth abscess I have ever seen! It was beyond disgusting & my mouth was throbbing. I couldn't even close my mouth all the way without wanting to scream. I recently had a friend pass away, so of course with death being so fresh in my mind I go into panic mode! According to the internet you can die from an abscess tooth if it pops and you swallow the grossness so omg I could "possibly die".
Now looking back I will admit I was kinda acting like a lunatic. How many people have actually died this way? I'm sure it happens, but realistically this was probably not going to happen to me. My mouth was pretty bad though. I definitely needed a prescription for antibiotics, but it was a Saturday? Living in a small town no dentist are open weekend. Hell, it's even hard to get into one on a weekday here! What to do? My hubby suggested Urgent Care or the ER, but Ughhh.... Even with insurance do you know how expensive those places are?!? Bye bye new camera I was saving for!
Then all of a sudden I remembered I had accepted a gig to review Armwell, the nation’s largest telehealth online doctor service! That's right, I could see a doctor anytime, 24/7 on my iPhone or iPad! I had planned on talking to a dietitian about toddler nutrition since my daughter has been beyond picky when it comes to eating lately & then sharing the info I got with y'all. I even had some of my post already written & what questions I was going to ask, but heck tossing the nutrition idea for a real life medical emergency just seemed like the more logical thing to, plus I wasn't going to have to spend my camera money ;-)
Have a question to ask a doctor? Get the care you need quickly - typical issues include:
• Sinus infection
• Sore throat
• Urinary tract infection
• Sprains and strains
• Respiratory infection
• Weight concerns
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Amwell is only $49 a visit. Cheaper than a copay! So I downloaded the Amwell app and decided to give it a try since I had a freebie coupon.
It was pretty simple set up too! I just answered afew simple questions like name address ect and I was all registered to use the app! And thankfully my state of NY was on the list of states allowing RX via the interwebs, so I could totally get my prescription of antibiotics at the end of my appointment.
Now came the interesting part! What kind of doctor do I even see? I was kinda shocked when I saw that Amwell had this kind of selection to choose from. I was very impressed. Since obviously my issue was a dental one and dentist wasn't on the list, I went with medical.
When I clicked the medical link I was impressed once again! They had two medical doctors available. Usually I always go with the female option, I'm just more comfy talking anything with females, but then I saw the guy doctor had a medical degree from Yale! Maybe it's just the inner nerd in me but like that is amazing! So I decided I would wait the two people ahead of me to see him since this would probably be the only time I ever get seen by a Doctor with an Ivy degree!
After clicking the "I'll wait" button the app asked me who the appointment was for & what pharmacy I would like to pick up any prescriptions from. & then I literally just waited for my phone to go off when the doctor was finished with the two people infront of me.
I feel bad because I didn't get a screenshot of my actual appointment with the Doctor. Not going to lie, the introvert, socially awkward girl kinda came out the second I saw the Doctor of the screen, so I was a tad bit nervous. I had no reason to be nervous though because all I did was open my mouth when the doctor said "so it says here you have an abscess".... & after a 10 second lecture on how I need to call a dentist on Monday to make sure nothing like this happens again, I had my self a prescription to get this nasty thing out of my mouth!
I'm sure for most people your appointments will be more in depth since you have to actually describe symptoms, but for me I had something you can physically see wrong so there was no denying what was wrong with me. You can't fake or miss diagnosis an abscess!
After my visit my hubby went to the Rite Aid down the street to pick up the prescription the doctor wrote & about a day later the abscess was gone! Amwell & this Yale Doctor totally saved my life ;-) I will forever be using this service!! So quick, so easy & the best part... I don't have to lug my toddler anywhere.
So the next time you are in need of quality health care on a weekend or in the middle of the night, be sure to check in at Amwell. You will find that you can avoid high fees, wait room times, hours spent on travel to the doctor’s office and have access to quick prescriptions. In addition, Amwell is offering all The Trophy WifeStyle readers their first visit free by using the code, BEWELL2.
Save money. Save time. Save yourself. See A Doctor Now—On Us.
You better write that code down because it is flu season. Who knows when that free visit could come in handy ;-) you might have a weekend medical emergency like I did!
***Compensation was provided by Amwell via MomTrends. All typos, stories & opinions expressed here are 100% my own and are not indicative of the opinions of Amwell or Momtrends***
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11/20/2015 11:22:12 pm
Interesting concept. I think this is going to be the new trend
11/21/2015 12:14:33 am
This is a really great service. I can think of several times recently when I could have used this!
11/21/2015 01:16:19 am
I have never heard of this - but totally could have used this today as I went to the dr and wasted so much time!
11/21/2015 02:40:18 am
This is a great way to talk with the doctor. it is very convenient for those busy people.
11/21/2015 03:12:05 am
I really love the concept of amwell. An app that helps you consult doctors without going to the hospital is super convenient especially for moms.
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11/21/2015 05:54:19 am
This sounds like a great service. I would definitely use it if I couldn't get out of the house to see my actual doctor for some reason.
11/21/2015 07:15:19 am
I recently used Amwell recently and was super impressed. I plan on using them again too.
11/21/2015 07:23:38 am
I can definitely find times when this would be beneficial and not dragging myself or the kids to the dr's office
11/21/2015 11:44:12 am
Amwell sounds like an awesome service. It will be nice to talk to a doctor right away when you are having a health issue.
11/21/2015 12:02:46 pm
This is so interesting! I think this will grow quite quickly! <a href="http://lifeaslex.org">LifeAsLex</a>
11/21/2015 12:17:29 pm
That's a very cool story from beginning to end - and you've made me feel better about using the app when/if I ever need to.
11/21/2015 01:02:06 pm
Wow. I'd heard of services like this before, but it's neat to see someone actually use it with success. Thank you for sharing!
11/21/2015 01:08:34 pm
This sounds like a great service! When I'm sick, I hate having to go to the doctor.
11/21/2015 04:32:24 pm
AmWell is such a convenient service. We have used it a couple of times now when we couldn't get to our regular doctor.
11/21/2015 05:51:46 pm
What a fantastic idea I love this and the support is such a blessing too.
11/21/2015 06:34:48 pm
I think this is a really cool service! It is crazy what this century brought with it..who would have ever thought we could virtually consult with a doctor even two years ago!?
11/21/2015 07:13:04 pm
I've heard great things about Amwell. I would totally use this and I'm glad you're feeling better. I sure wish this had been around when my kids were growing up.
11/21/2015 08:22:35 pm
This is such a great use of technology! I love the whole concept, it's amazing!
11/21/2015 09:11:45 pm
I love the idea of having access to doctors anytime. It's so important to be able to receive the right care when one needs it.
11/21/2015 09:53:44 pm
Welcome to the future! Sounds ideal for a mom like me who stays at home and finds it difficult to rally two kids to go to the doctor's office. I'm going to have to check them out.
11/21/2015 09:55:59 pm
This is great! So much better than trying to go to a website and self diagnose and of course thinking you have something worse that you do.
11/21/2015 11:32:02 pm
I live in Canada and this is not available here - at least not in my town.
11/22/2015 12:17:51 am
That's cool that they have so many choices. And it sucks to have bad dental genetics. It's bad in my family too! We have so much dental work done.
11/22/2015 06:30:46 am
I am absolutely loving the idea behind Amwell and love that its only $49 which is pretty reasonable for the services you're getting
11/22/2015 07:04:36 am
This sounds like such a convenient service! I'd love to try this out! Heading to the doctor's office can be such a pain!
11/22/2015 09:12:01 am
I haven't tried this service yet, but I would if I had a cold or the flu and didn't feel like going out.
11/22/2015 10:14:36 am
This is a great concept ant it could be a huge timesaver for sure!
11/22/2015 01:57:13 pm
Great app! It's so convenient for all the busy people out there!
11/22/2015 08:27:00 pm
This is genius! I totally LOVE this idea and would definitely use it! I don't want anyone to be sick but I'm saving the code for a free visit!
11/22/2015 08:59:07 pm
This is very interesting concept this is my first time hearing of. Amwell.This is definitely something that could come in handy with two little ones that are sick quite often.
11/23/2015 12:41:44 am
I'm glad that there's a service like this. This is perfect for moms like me who can't easily leave the house.
11/23/2015 12:53:25 am
I think this service by Amwell is great to use during those times that you cannot possibly see a doctor right away. I love that you can view the doctor's profiles too. Thanks for sharing. I'll look into this and see if it can benefit my family.
11/23/2015 02:08:04 am
I can't tell you how much I love this service. Sometimes when I feel sick I just use otc meds because I don't feel up to the drive, this is perfect.
11/23/2015 02:09:12 am
My brother and sister in law have 3 young kids and this would be perfect for when they are sick. It can be hard when 1 of the 3 are sick to get them all ready and to the doctor's office.
11/23/2015 03:49:25 am
This is a great service indeed for many people who can't get to the doctors office. It is such a convenient app for so many with no waiting and it is a cheaper service too.
11/23/2015 05:07:29 am
I love the whole concept and great use of technology!!
11/23/2015 06:02:46 am
Sounds interesting but not sure it is for me at all
11/23/2015 07:03:35 am
I've heard a lot of great things about Amwell. I'm definitely going to have to check this out for me.
11/23/2015 10:24:07 am
This service is such a great idea. I can't tell you how many times my kids have gotten sick on vacation and it was nearly impossible to find a doctor!
11/23/2015 11:09:29 am
I've heard a lot about this service lately. I think it's a great idea.
11/23/2015 02:26:19 pm
Such a great concept and is also providing a great service for those with a busy schedule.
11/23/2015 05:19:47 pm
I love being able to reach out to a doctor from the comfort of my home. Even better that we can discuss just about everything from the very small which I would not want to drive to a doctor's office for
11/23/2015 11:26:27 pm
As long as I do not wait forever to talk to an agent, then am good if not, I'll just search online.
11/24/2015 06:16:32 pm
I have heard of this before! i think it's such a neat idea would love to save trips to the dr when I just have simple questions to be asked.
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