No, I’m not looking for sympathy or advice; I’m just experimenting.
I’ve got the most excruciating post-op gum pain and have tried everything, short of lacing into a bottle of brandy, to try and switch off what feels like an electric fence on high volume pounding in my mouth and jowls.
It’s basically a great day in Ireland as the Referendum on Gay Marriage has been passed and there is a wonderful sense of celebration. I feel intensely proud to be Irish and it seems like there is a whole new air of hope sweeping the country.
I reckon there are two main possible approaches to dealing with physical pain:
1. Accept that it is part of the human condition ~ a friend who drops by in everyone’s life. Invite it in for a chat, a laugh, a cup of tea. Remember the pains of the past: the snapping of the leg in 1987 while heading for the train home from Dublin; the ballooning of the wisdom tooth on the plane just 30 minutes out of Shannon on the way to San Francisco in 1983; the complete and utter seizing of the back the day after arriving home with baby in 1995
Doing very well already!
2. Drown it out with distraction ~ poetry, music, film. What music would I choose as an antidote? Now that’s a big question ~ heads to You Tube!
Ah yes, that one makes me laugh and even bop.
Feeling so much better now.
Blogging is magic!