OUCH

Last night’s concert was worth driving several hours out to College Station while both of us were feeling crappy. But I don’t think I’ll do it again under those conditions. I’ll post the concert photo and info on my site later on.

The medical office was kind enough to give me some valium to take the night before surgery (after we got home from the show) and one hour before my appointment. Along with the gas, it made it easier to cope with being concious during the procedure. It was hell, and now it’s done. The strange thing was that for some reason, I had assumed that the pain from the bone-scrapping wouldn’t be any worse than the constant pain I was experiencing for over a month. And boy was I wrong. I’m currently on several narcotics (yes, they are prescriptions) and although I’m feeling all foggy and groggy – my jaw is still pounding away. The only thing that seems to work is the ice pack (20 minutes on and 20 minutes off for 24 hours).

J.C. emailed me a copy of the class notes from Wednesday. After reading through them, I’ve realized that having a copy of someone’s notes is just not going to be enough. So that means I need to go to school tomorrow instead of missing a third day. Besides, I can deal with the pain for a few hours and then dose myself up again when I get home. I’ll just make sure to keep refilling my ice pack for my jaw while there. Then I’ll have the weekend to heal up some more. My husband has been sick all week with a virus or the flu, so there’s a lot of crankiness and complaining going on in our home right now. However, on the good side, it means that getting meals together is easy since we’re both stuck with soup.

Typing sucks right now, so that’s it for today.

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