Hello. It’s been awhile. How are you? How’s life? Good, I hope. Or, at least better than it’s been for you (if it hasn’t been easy).
Me? Oh, I’m alright. Pretty much same ol, same ol. No real news to break. Pain versus quality of life. Some days are rough, as usual, and some days are not as rough.
But every now and then, there’s a rare instance. A day that approaches close to feeling plain, boring, and normal. Or, as I like to call it, “a good day.”
Today is good. For a few reasons. Woke up feeling pain (nothing new) but for whatever reason, the pain meds worked more than usual. I got drowsy, also usual, but decided to opt for a cup of coffee. Caffeine usually is a no-no for me (slows digestion/can dry out water retention/increase heart rate). But, it also keeps me alert. And today, again, for some reason, it perfectly countered the drowse.
The result? Pain relief and no sleepiness. But wait, the day’s goodness did not end there. No pain, but still nausea (as usual). So, a little morning herb and soon after, I hit near normalcy. No awareness of pain, no drowsiness, and lovely hunger.
What happens when one feels suddenly normal? My energy level rises. Now it’s brunch time and I’m on a date with my wife at a local Mexican joint. I had 3 tacos. And no other issues. Bliss.
Ah… But the day’s goodness rolled along. My medical cannabis patient recommendation expires in a few days (which means another payment for a renewal to be scheduled soon). I decided to be safe and refill medications now, before my expiration.
I went to a local dispensary close to home, called Doctor’s Orders. I was getting a budget variety medicine, when a kind budtender suggested a much better quality version of medicine.
“It’s definitely nice but a bit out of my budget,” I replied.
“Trust me, this is what you want. Here, take it.” Then he dropped it in the paper bag that already had my budget choice inside.
“It’s on me,” he said, and I’m pretty sure I got a lump in my throat and blurred vision.
I thanked him very much and left them a note with my web address. Hopefully you guys read this and if you do, thanks again. Cannabis patients, check them out if you’re in the area (but don’t be a-holes and try to take advantage).
So, in conclusion: good day.
Good to see that you are back to blogging. I missed your updates. Keep them coming -Marie
Thanks, Marie. I’ve been enjoying my privacy in my blogging break but I couldn’t resist a chance to capture a nice, normal day and an act of kindness. Hopefully this place won’t be as much of a ghost town as it has been, though.
It is such a delight to hear from you again after a long time.
I’m a nurse student now. Many things you describe make much more sense to me now. Again, I think over and over about the purpose of sufferings. I see patients in the hospitals, and I come home feeling devastated. Those innocent lives like yours are impacted so cruelly. There is definitely another purpose for our life; God Jehovah did create us as humans, for life free from pain and sufferings. I am absolutely convinced that we will see the world ruled by Jehovah and his son Jesus Christ, where the real purpose will be fulfilled. You will be then a Strong Young Man, with your awesome Faithful and Beautiful Wife, perfect and young as it should have been.
Love reading your posts my dear brother and I’m so glad you are having a good normal day today. You already know how amazing and special you are to me, and to so many! I adore you my Chris-pee hope your good day lasts for as long as possible!