THE WHOLE TOOTH  how my health went to hell

Current Status ] [ Advice ] [ Summary ] [ Main Page ] [ Send Mail ] [ Main Health Page ] [ Go To Hell ]

You are here: Hell On Earth / Health / The Whole Tooth / Living in Pain

< Previously: "My speech was slurred, my equilibrium gone."

> Next: "Imagine cutting someone in half from head to foot and pushing him into a bread slicer."

Living in Pain

Dr. Kristin wrote a report and gave it to Dr. Wittmann who was supposed to continue monitoring my case.

By mid-July 1997, I decided that since the pain wasn't showing any sign of going away, I might as well get on with my life regardless.

I went back to the gym, having gained about sixteen pounds during the eight weeks of my odyssey through doctor's waiting rooms and treatment rooms and slowly began to get rid of those again (this sounds worse than it looked, but the extra weight bothered me immensely).

And as I grew tired of people constantly asking about my health, I decided to write this account for all to read.

After writing the whole story down in two sittings, the pain began to worsen again. To say the least, this was a great disappointment.

I began to doubt the medication was doing any good [besides keeping our red wine reserves intact - remember, no alcohol allowed together with Carbium] and whether neuralgia was actually whatís plagueing me.

Then, on the last week-end in August 1997, I decided to "quit" and stopped taking the medicine.

This worked fine for a couple of days, but on September 1st the Pain came back with a vengeance. I am using capital letters for the Pain because it was every bit as awful as it was before I began to take the pills.

This lead me to two conclusions:

  1. The pill actually numbed the pain somewhat. I.e.: it couldíve been worse.

  2. The pill didnít "cure" the pain, it only gave me some release.

I decided I really needed a vacation.

A surprised doctor: "Only very stressed-out people get shingles."

Next: Shingle Bells >

Previously: Your Brain on Prescription Drugs <

You are here: Hell On Earth / Health / The Whole Tooth / Living in Pain

"The Continuing Health Crisis" is an 100% true account of MOATMAI's health problems. It is intended to keep all friends and enemies informed about his current status. The Whole FAQ.

First Visit? You might want to check out the summary before continuing.

Current Status: The root canal, it is done. The tooth is dead. And the pain? Well...

The whole mess began in June, 1997. The Whole Tooth starts here.

Content & Form © 2002 by MOATMAI at HELLONEARTH dot COM
This Section Last Updated: 2002/01/02

HELL ON EARTH: Bunnies, HTML Editors, Gallery, Health, Hints & Help, Mad Ideas, Opinions, Site Information