Shadows will breathe

Shadows will breathe
"Careful. Evil has a way of making friends with the good and dragging them into the darkness." ~ Dr. Al Robbins

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Pulling Teeth

The pain was nothing short of excruciating.
pic from Morguefile
I sat, transfixed on the air around me, trying not to move, trying not to breathe too deep, because with each breath came agony; with each slight movement came an ache that pulsated through my body, begging release; pleading with God for just one brief second of relief.


But it did not come.  Relief did not come for days.

On the third night, in the kitchen, I sat by the table.  The orange pill bottle thrown in frustration sat atop the linoleum floor.  I took the round pill, tried shoving it past my tongue, down my throat.  It wouldn't budge.  I took the handle of a spoon and tried pushing the pill past my throat, again, no luck.  I could no longer swallow.  If only I could swallow this pain pill there would be no more least for a little while.

An abscess had taken over my face, my neck (so I now looked like the Nutty Professor ~ four chins and all) and now it conquered my tongue, moving stealthily down my throat, with a vengeance I did not understand nor comprehend.
When your body turns on you, it is a humbling experience.

I was afraid.

Now, a week later, I am sharing with you the bulk of my holidays.  I traded in my candy canes for antibiotics.  I spent my holidays in the hospital because of an abscessed tooth.  Anyone who has ever endured this pain, understands my plight.  It is so hard for me to still wrap my head around the fact that this tiny little tooth could overrun my body with such force that it has made me rethink the "control" I think I have over myself and my little world.  Another life lesson to learn from.  I'm just glad to report that I get the last words:  "Well, Mr. Molar #31.  You don't want to be part of the team anymore?  Then, you. are. out. of. here!  Game over."

~~~ And a very Happy New Year to all of you.                   
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  1. There is a publisher I heard about from a friend who recently inquired about getting his book published... Mrs.B I think you should consider the possibilites of getting some of this out there.. yes people can verbally tell stories but you my dear have a god given talent for writing... Amazingly done

  2. Thank you for the kind words. <3
    Glad you like them.