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There was a faith healer of Deal...

...Who said, "Although pain isn't real,
If I sit on a pin
And it punctures my skin
I dislike what I fancy I feel!"

I'm sore.

The dentist had another go at my tooth this afternoon and prescribed me industrial strength Ibuprofen. And since last Friday, my groin has been very sore and sensitive indeed. Today is the first day for almost a week that I have been walking almost normally.

It's been bad timing, because this was also the week that I moved our office (albeit only two blocks, from here to here, but still taxing) - thank heavens for my heroic assistant, and my family and friends, who helped with humping boxes, IKEA furniture purchases, etc.

But I also feel rather lucky. The last week has been grim for me in terms of physical discomfort - probably the worst I can remember in my life; other periods of ill health I have had have just involved lying in bed feeling crap rather than actually being in pain at both ends. But other people have it worse. My ground down molar will eventually heal; my groin will return to normal (minus one significant potential ability). My wife has been very gallant in not mentioning too loudly her experiences in delivering our three children. And other people - some reading this, I know - live in constant pain, from whatever reason. It's something I have spent most of my life not having to think about; and the fact that I have spent much of the last week thinking about it has been a revelation of the extent of my own good fortune.


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Jul. 3rd, 2008 10:27 pm (UTC)
Even though I'm sure people knew worse pains (someone on my journal recently had a post asking about "pains worse than childbirth" - I couldn't name one, as that was the most painful but lots of people could and I realised that well, most people do not end up with a beautiful daughter after being in the worst pain they ever experienced, know what I mean?), these pains sure are a pain lol!

Hope you feel better soon =)
Jul. 3rd, 2008 10:47 pm (UTC)
My mother claims tha her fibromyalgia is worse than the pain of delivering me -- and she was in labor with me for thirty-two hours!
Jul. 4th, 2008 06:52 am (UTC)
Augh, the worst time whatsoever for moving. Hope no one made you lift anything during the move. Industrial strength ibuprofen sounds like it must help, although it makes reading a challenge. Get well soon!
Jul. 4th, 2008 05:59 pm (UTC)
I can't do much for your tooth, I'm afraid. But as for the other end, I'm told the thing is to lay in a good stock of big bags of frozen peas, applying each to the region in question until it is no longer cold, then bringing on the next.

Gute Besserung!

-- Mrs Tilton
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