Pain Tolerance

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I have a pretty high pain tolerance. I don’t like bogging myself down with anything more than over the counter pain relief unless absolutely necessary. Mostly because that stuff is expansive, and mostly because I have to actually go to the doctor and get checked out. Neither of which I enjoy.

It seems I have myself an ear infection. My ear has been bothering me ever since Christmas, when I posted from the motel up yonder in Prattville.

I figured it was a minor inconvenience and it would go away. Avoidance.

NOPE. Today it has been SO bad. I mean, me wanting to actually go to the doctor bad. I cant lie down…it just throbs. It wasn’t bothering me too much when up and about.

But now its just a constant pain.

So at around 10pm, I slipped on my tennies and tossed my National Rifleman’s Association cap on and got myself into the truck. Oh, and by the way, this whole ear thing has thrown my balance off…I twisted my ankle coming out of the front door. Anyway…off to Walgreens I went to seek some sort of relief.

I couldn’t find much by way of an ear infection medication. Just a lot of stuff for clogged ears and swimmers ear. I found one product that boasted a bit of relief from ‘discomfort’. It was a whopping 10bux for an itty bitty bottle, but I grabbed it, some cotton balls and some extra strength pain reliever.

So I am sitting here, my ear still hurts, I have the drops put in and cotton shoved in my ear. I cant hear half of anything and now my ankle hurts too. Thankfully, I am such a graceful person that I’ve banged up my ankle loads of times and have a nifty little brace for it.

If it persists, I’ll break down and go see my doctor. Head pain can be the worse. And this pain radiates from my ear all the way around it and down into my jaw. Its horrible. And like I said, I have a pretty high pain tolerance.

I think I may soothe myself with some tea…Orange Passion sounds good. And maybe a little indulgent chocolate. I can never go into Walgreens and not walk out with some sort of pricey Godiva chocolate. >_<

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0 Responses to Pain Tolerance

  1. marcies04 says:

    I hate earaches and toothaches worse than anything BUT I have new aches and pains that keep me up at night and I try and work to keep me from getting so upset so much over it.
    Back in 1999 we had a wreck and was rear ended and my car was totaled. Just a simple bumper crusher but my son and I were hurt. Both out necks and shoulders took a beating and we had to go to chiropractor 3 times a week for for 3 months each.
    He is twenty five years younger than me – he’s early thirties – so it hasn’t hit him yet. But this ole body creaks and groans at night and my shoulders ache and the pain throbs with every heart beat.
    Sitting at this computer makes it worse and I get up and move around to keep from getting stiffer than I already am.
    What I wouldn’t give for a chiropractor again every three days for three months. And a full back massage – the whole nine yards. I think Arthor has moved in settled and that doesn’t help any either. I too try to stay clear of the addictive meds and tolerate it with over the counter pain relief which works some of the time,
    I have a high tolerance for pain but that doesn’t make life easier I can assure you. It takes a lot for me to go to a doctor, And the crazy thing is, last month I had pulled my back out and walked around all bent over and crippled looking, and sprang my stupid ankle in the Walmart parking trying to avoid stepping in a large splat of snuff spit!
    Two days later I was strapping my grand son in the car seat and twisted it again on flat ground in tennis shoes as I was backing away from the car! I literally sat down and cried. And a whole large tube of muscle cream later it finally healed to some degree. Ole Arthur will find a new home when I run him out of my shoulder area so I look for my foot to start throbbing at any time!
    What a life!
    Why can’t people stop spitting everywhere! Maybe people wouldn’t get sprained ankles as much!! And maybe these grands can learn how to strap themselves in! NOT!!!

    • Zoe Ambler says:

      LOL…you crack me up Marcie…I love when you comment!!! ~grasps hold of you~ I will be taking myself to the doc this week, as much as I hate doing it.

  2. Bowrag says:

    Cant beat an infection without antibiotics. Cant get antibiotics without a prescription. Your in a pickle. Unless you know a guy in a hoodie roaming the neighborhood you know what you have to do.

    • Zoe Ambler says:

      LOL….no, no sketchy looking guys in hoodies. You are right though, it looks like I’m going to have to break down and see the doc for antibiotics. Thankfully, as much as I hate going to the doctors, I do like my doctor. She’s a hoot.

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