The Pain is too much with me…

So, in the morning someone would be thankful to get out of what I am about to go through. I will receive 15 mg of Valium by mouth, and then they will give me injections with hollow needles It is about to make me sick, my stomach very upset. What I will go through is a compromise because I will no longer need hard pain medications. I will go through a Radiofrequency or a Rhizotomy of the facet joints to deaden extreme pain, and the hope is that some of my situations can be alleviated. I suffer from a rare arthritic condition, Ankylosing Spondylitis, a disorder which has affected every part of my body. The worst of my condition appears and demands so much of, in my cervical vertebrae, notably C 2, C 3, C 4 and in these areas one finds nearly no spine and spinal chord compression.IMG_1018.jpg

Published by elgwynone

I was a University and community college instructor before retiring. I also worked in fast food restaurants, and retail stores. I am an ordinary man writing for because I want to write and because my education prepared me to write; BA English lit, MA English, EdS higher education, and MFA creative writing, free verse poetry and essays. Blogs are an answer to high-priced self-publishing. Walt Whitman had to self-publish his first 1000 copies of the 1855 edition of Leaves of Grass because in 1855 poetry did not sell. Most poets make a living in other ways than writing. Wallace Stevens was an insurance executive, and TS Eliot was a banker. Many writers teach, and always there have been writers who have written because they needed to express their thoughts and feelings. They wrote not necessarily to make money but to express "the old universal truths of the human heart" according to Faulkner. Here I reach a wider audience I missed than by self-publishing, and I stand a better chance to reach a wider audience for less expense than self-publishing. I self-published my first books, Winter from Spring, and Meditations on Gratitude; poetry and photo books which were easier to self-publish than to seek a not to seek a publisher company. This blog allows me to write for an interested audience because I write poetry and personal essays. I write for a friendly audience and present to you a slice of my writing. Perhaps you will enjoy what you read.

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