Okay...so "ouch" may be a bit of an understatement.
What I really mean is...holy F*&^...mother of God, I have never felt this much pain since I gave birth to Sweet Pea 31 years ago. I "had" her natural, no drugs whatsoever, and gee, that was a real hurty (she was stuck under my tailbone, and it broke when the doc hauled her out)! But the pain I am experiencing tonight (and for the majority of the day), tops that, hands down.
I have always been pretty darn smug about my pain threshold, it's (been) really high. But, I am now at the point where I may have to say, that has changed. I am being reduced to a quivering mass of jelly, and I might at any moment, scream out loud.
I have been pacing the floor for over an hour now. And with MS, pacing the floor is not easy...two steps, wobble, two steps waver, two more steps topple.
I decided to sit down at the computer and research "post operative jaw pain". So far, I have concluded from said research, that I should not be in this much agony from a simple, uncomplicated wisdom tooth removal. BUT, is anything uncomplicated when you have MS?
I have a sneaking suspicion, that the misery I am experiencing, would not be present if the MonSter did not reside in my body.
Methinks my worse fear has become a reality...the tooth yank has triggered the dreaded, (and often suicide inducing) Trigeminal Neuralgia to the max.
So...what to do now? I most certainly will not commit suicide, even though that seems like a pretty good option at the moment.
I suppose I should grab the heating pad, take another Tylenol, (like that is gonna help), haul my sorry butt to bed, and pray to God, Mohamed, Buddha or Krishna, to help me make it through the night, until I can call my neurologist in the morning.
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