The Wait

The diagnosis has been made, confirmation on the MRI, surgery is scheduled, and now I ride out the pain.

My dear wife has dealt with this type of pain for decades. Words can't express my compassion for her.

The best description I can say, and she said it, it is like you have a throbbing toothache in your arm.

I will get fixed. She is fighting the battle of pain on many fronts.

Last night, and again this morning I ate a meal with visiting friends and I was in a fog from pain. Not the drugs because they aren't enough to provide relief. Just my brain dealing with the pain as best I can.

Next Thursday I go to get it fixed.