Today was an exciting day. I went on Facebook to announce I’d be back on Channel 8. More on that in a later post, though I will say the path to this day has been absolutely surreal!
Taking most of my attention today are three teeth removed from my infected gum this afternoon. It feels every bit as bad as you think.
I don’t like taking narcotics. Even after my Whipple they were used sparingly. I’ve made an exception here. Mouth pain is the worst. My dentist prescribed Norco, aka Vicodin.
This combination medication is used to relieve moderate to severe pain. It contains an opioid (narcotic) pain reliever (hydrocodone) and a non-opioid pain reliever (acetaminophen). Hydrocodone works in the brain to change how your body feels and responds to pain. Acetaminophen can also reduce a fever.
Stuff like that fascinates me. Norco doesn’t make you have less pain. It just allows you to give less of a damn about it.
Hopefully things will begin to turn around tomorrow. Maybe my mouth will allow the rest of me to enjoy what’s about to happen.