The Pain, The Pain 6


I went to the doctor’s office about my ear. There was no infection. Apparently, it was just my TMJ acting up again. He said I needed to get a new splint. Splints are expensive and I’m not exactly rolling in the dough. My mom called a dental clinic, but they’re not accepting new patients this month. My jaw doesn’t really even hurt anymore, so I don’t think I need to go get a new splint.

I had to go to the ER that night. I had muscle spasms all over my body. I mean, seriously, they were all over my body except my calf muscles. I was in so much pain. I could barely walk, so my parents had to call an ambulance. They gave me oxygen on the ride to the hospital, which helped even out my breathing, which helped the pain a little. When I got to the hospital, I had to wait in the ER waiting room for a couple of hours, which just made the pain come back worse. I thought that I was going to die. I kept coughing because I was having trouble breathing. I finally got taken back to a room. They started an IV and gave me Morphine and Tordol. They did a CT Scan and an X-Ray. Nothing showed up. So I was sent home with a prescription for Lortab. I took that, but the pain didn’t completely go away. I went to see my family doctor and he sent me to get X-Rays of my neck and lower back. All that that showed was mild scoliosis in my lower back. My mom thinks that it may be the Fibromyalgia acting up. I’m now on Percogesic (over the counter pain meds) and it helps some. The bad part about it is that it makes my mouth really dry. My mom wants me to see if my doctor will get me into pool therapy. She said that that helped with her Fibromyalgia.

I wish I could say that the A&M money thing was resolved, but it isn’t. They sent me a letter saying that I only owed $1600, so I paid that. When I went to pay it, though, they still had in the system that I owed the almost $6000. I told the cashier what had happened, and she seemed to believe me. I probably should have brought the letter in with me when I paid the money, but I forgot it because I was trying to get around this girl that I really do not like without her noticing me.


About Janet Morris

I'm from Huntsville, Alabama. I've got as many college credits as a doctorate candidate, and the GPA of some of them, too. I have a boss by the name of Amy Pond. She's a dachshund. My parents both grew up in Alabama.


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