Saturday, August 07, 2010
Disclaimer: I do not accept responsibility for any accidents that may occur during the reading of this Blog. You read at your own risk. Here goes...
I contemplated doing a Core Rhythms workout, but that all changed when I woke up on my carpeted bedroom floor...
...earlier in the week I had been nursing that crazy horrible toothache. Standing on the Word of God. I was really standing once I found out how much it would cost me to get the culprit extracted. They nor I knew that I had an abscess(which I did) so the prices I was quoted would be way too low for a "root canal". Doesn't that make your teeth hurt just reading those words, "root canal"?
Well I have been very brave the last couple of days as I took every pain pill I could find in the house; known or unknown. Dang!!! I needed some relief. Couldn't sleep and kept waking up with the worst pain in my life...I rather give birth to a stick with rusty nails attached. I touched the temple of my head and I could feel the beat of the blood vessel.
"Father what did I do?" I cried out in anguish. No answer. Ok I thought to myself. Sorry Lord...I know you don't roll like that. I'm forgiven I said inside. Two days later I wake up looking like half the Godfather. The left side of my jaw is swollen and it took me a few hours to notice it. It did feel heavy once I awakened at !:33 p m on a Tuesday afternoon, sprawled across my bed as if from a night of drunkenness.
"What the...?" I spoke loudly looking around my bedroom. Light on. Computer not closed. Feeling like I'm crazy. Is this what standing in faith is. I remember taking pills all night long. Crying like a 2 year old. Calling for my mama who is with Jesus now. Almost drinking rubbing alcohol as I drenched cotton ball after cotton ball with it. Then it happened. I saw myself in the bathroom mirror.
"What the ...!" Again, my jaw had grown bigger. Like the Blob but from the inside out. I finally was forced to go to the ER since I waited too late to get in to see a Dentist. It was cold and uncaring there. I laid on the table as if I was already a stiff ready to be embalmed. No one offered me a warm blanket, (there was not one anywhere in the cold room), except the Unit Secretary. That's not her job. The doctor did not touch my swollen jaw, but feigned listening to my chest. She mumbled something about she could not give me pain meds bcause it was a hospital....but I prayed for her at that moment and kept my hand on my aching left temple praying to God to not allow me to die from a toothache turned aneurysm because I did not have any burial insurance. Plus I was too young to die.LOL
The male nurse came in with a bunch of antibiotic pills. I asked if they would take away my pain. Don't remember what he said. I cried after he left out because why in the...did I come to the ER. I could have turned my A/C on 60 and laid in my hallway and cried at home if that's what I wanted to do. Where was the customer service. Did not see that "doctor" again after she walked off spouting off something about "free dental care",which was something I didn't believe.
So then my blood pressure blew up to 232 over something and my blood sugar was 270 and I hadn't eaten anything but 1 small container of FFchoc pudding 80 cal and earlier some tuna...very little. So they give me a high blood pressure pill. We wait for my son to come pick me up and I'm discharged angry that I wasted money and missed the evening message at the Southwest Believer's Convention. That would have been better medicine than what I got. My nurse was overall fair. They were just too busy w/not enough concerned staff working. They even had my finger pricked twice by 2 different aids. I didn't say anything. That prick in my finger would turn my mind off of this murderous pain in my head.
I guess the nurse reported my painful looking red eyes and my #"10" pain scale although it felt like 100. Then the nurse come and give me this last shot in my behind. I sat in a chair waiting to feel great like when I had back pain and they would give me a shot. All I really felt was dizzy.
...thus ending on the floor in my bedroom. It was really deja'vue. Not my first time fainting. It happened to me in late 2007 but it was because my blood pressure was 82 over something. Crazy hugh? Some how I will find the right dentist if my Divine healing does not happen. I believe every Word in The Bible. I really wanted to do Core Rhythms. I should have tried earlier in the day. Wonderful workout.
This toothache from hell will not wear me down. I'm strong in the Lord and I'm keeping my armor own. I just have to make sure I'm steady if I need to leave my room tonight. I thank God for the angels because I could have really been hurt.
I'm trying to find humor in the entire situation...I told my sister if I go into any type of coma please do not take me off life support and sue that hospital!
And I do sympathize with the hospital ER because I worked in the best ER in Tulsa Ok on the night shift and I know what it feels like. This hospital could have tried harder. To them my pain was nothing for them to worry about. To me it was pure torture. Oh, yes...I was not cussing every time I did ...but some would have.