Inventory of Pain

I am still working on my Step 2 – coming to believe that a power greater than myself can restore me to sanity. Sanity is down the street and around the corner from Suffering. I have been dealing with excruciating pain in my left elbow which has now raced down my arm to my left hand. At first I thought it was bursitis… now I am thinking it’s arthritis, but believe me it’s severe. Then, to add insult to injury, I have been suffering with pain in my right lower molars that shoots all the way down to the bottom of my jaw.

I got to the point where I could no longer tolerate the pain, so I called the endodentist and he agreed to work me in. Until I could see him, I took combined doses of Tylenol and ibuprofen…it didn’t help. I ended up being referred from one specialist to the next. The next Endodentist decided to give me a root canal and in the process, the crown in the molar behind, came off. After that, I was so numb from all the novacaine shots that during my meeting, I kept drooling all over myself and could barely read aloud.

I was given my first prescription for pain (Percocet), and promptly panicked (please forgive the alliteration). I immediately called my sponsor for help, but no answer. I was really hurting so I took one as directed…and immediately spit it out. I didn’t sleep at all that night. The next day as the pain became more intolerable I tried once more as directed. Again, no joy. I called the doctor and asked about antibiotics. He said that I might have an infection below the root canal…. Great. NOW what?

I guess I will suffer through the weekend and see if it clears up.

Back to Just for Today….Nightly inventory will benefit me since judgments are toxic to my recovery. I also learned that the inventory should include both good and bad things I am feeling.

Will keep you posted on the progress and outcome of this challenge to my recovery.

Peace, love and blessings to you all.

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