Living with chronic pain.

Over the past two weeks or more I have had quite the time. Starting off with some severe jaw pain and clicking and clacking and even some dislocation in my right jaw. Along with severe pain all over my mouth. Because of all the issues I've had, whenever we got home from Colorado I put my name on a wait list at the nearest dentist I knew that took my insurance, and well, they still haven't called me back. Not to mention we got home October of 2016. So I have been struggling these last few weeks. But the straw that broke the camels back was when it started hurting so bad that I couldn't even eat solid food. I was sure there was some kind of infection on cavity or something that was causing me issues. So I called and called probably 18 different dentists and finally got into one.

SO now after forever and a decade I get an appointment. As you can see by the graphic above... I've got a new diagnosis. YAY ME! But you know what's even worse. Having nerve pain from fibromyalgia was making it unbearable. And there is literally nothing that can be done for it. So currently I am waiting on a mouth guard that has been specially made for me and my TMJ to the tune of 1000$ later. Can nothing go right for me lately? So I am now eating again it just hurts. But pain is a friend by now with everything.

Then after that I started feeling a little bit better but yet again. Something else hit the fan that typically comes out of the south end of a north bound animal. I messed up my shoulder somehow. I still don't know what did it or why it was causing me so much pain but for about 4 days I couldn't move. Any time I did I would either be near screaming or near barfing. Talk about a not fun subject to have to deal with.

I went from looking like this -

To looking like this.

Stuck on my couch or on my parents just hating life. Or even stuck in bed but had you ever tried getting up in a bed that is 3.5 ft off the ground with a shoulder that is jacked up? Not a good time let me tell you.

After the shoulder started feeling better (which I still don't know if it was due to chostocondritis or a labral tear or infection from my mouth seeping into my body) Things started to go more according to my plan.

Just remember though that all while this is going on I had finally gotten with a doctor who cared about my case and was changing my medicine to hopefully get my seizures under control. So during all of this along with the mouth pain and the shoulder pain I was experiencing withdraws from 2 of the medications that he had taken me off of that I had been on for years. Let me just say this if you have ever gone through withdraws it is not something that you want to have to do in a heightened state of pain let alone any time for that matter. But there was nothing for it. BECAUSE it seems that my seizures may be at bay after all.

It has been almost 2 weeks straight without me having any seizures! So I am ever so thankful to God that he has seen fit to hopefully remove that obstacle out of my path. I would ever so much love your prayers to continue as I don't know that we are out of the woods yet but finally I am starting to feel a little bit more like my normal self.

And then yesterday my Husbands Grandmother passed away....

Pray. Just pray for us please.

My love to all.

From your friendly neighborhood crazy redhead.


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