As you may or may not know that my wife has been through a horrible ordeal that involved her slipping on some wet wax and falling on the cement floor on her elbow. Ever since that time, she has gone through several surgeries and countless hours of physical therapy. Sadly, she has found herself having to take pain medication to help ease her chronic pain. We've tried different methods of helping her out, but many of the treatments just don't seem to work. I have been going through a tiny bit of pain myself since I got a boil under my left arm which blossomed into this massive infection. I just learned that it is a form of staff infection. Jaimee has been trying to squeeze out as much of the infection as she could, but I can tell you that this is incredibly painful. The pain feels like hundreds of wasp’s sting my side all at once. I have had all kinds of pain in different places for different reasons, but I have to admit this is probably one of the worst I can remember.
I can honestly admit that I will never experience the pain my wife has felt throughout her life. The first of those is that she delivered our first child naturally. No medicine, no epidural, no fast delivery. She was in labor for a very long time before she finally gave birth to Megan. On the last three of our children, they all had to be taken by C-section. With the pain of natural child birth that my wife went through, she can gauge all other pain from that experience. I one thing I really want for Jaimee right now is relief.
We need an answer. Jaimee and I are at a point of what to do next. The problem with pain pills is that the body will build a tolerance to them and so more is needed to do the job they were mean to do. The risk is that eventually those pills can kill you. I've read lots of stories of people who have overdosed on pain medication. In fact, more people die from prescription pills than any other form of drugs...combined!!! I am speaking of heroin, cocaine, marijuana, alcohol, ecstasy, etc. If you don't believe me, look it up for yourself and you'll be in for a big surprise. I'm afraid this is going to be a long and difficult battle on trying to find some normalcy again, or at least some comfort.
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Song: "Keep the Candle Burning"
Artist: Point Of Grace
Album: Life, Love & Other Mysteries
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