Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Hope

The majorness of the pain seems to have abated.  I woke up this morning, having slept all night last night, and without horrendous pain - it was a glorious feeling.  Yesterday I decided that regardless of any pain I might be experiencing, the horribleness of taking pain killers far outweighed any pain relief I might have been experiencing.  

Tomorrow my sponsor and her husband will be here.  I can't begin to describe how happy I am about this.  The guest bedroom is now ready for guests.  The pan in the guest bathroom shower cracked as I was cleaning it on Saturday - my sponsee came over and repaired that yesterday.  So the bathroom is ready.  The family room downstairs is dusted and vacuumed and ready for the guests of honor.  

I wish I could take some time off work to visit with them, but I have missed so much work due to my various health problems lately.  And I realized that my sponsor would like some of her own time (without me, imagine!) to visit her friends.  

I am thrilled to be going to work and getting back to living my life as it is normally lived.  It is so good.  

I think I shall plan on staying sober another day, care to join me?

9 comments:

Hope said...

A good night's sleep makes a world of difference, doesn't it? That and no pain.

Happy for you for your sponsor's visit.

Mary Christine said...

Well, I slept because the pain didn't wake me up... which is wonderful.

Scott W said...

A handy sponsee is a good thing.

Ed G. said...

I'm grateful you have some relief, some hope and some joy today...

Syd said...

Glad that your pain abated. Hope that today is a good one. I can tell how excited you are about the visit. Awesome.

dAAve said...

I see nothing wrong with using painkillers when needed and as prescribed. No reason to suffer needlessly.
Enjoy the day and we can stay sober together, albeit 1000 miles apart.

Steve E. said...

Mary Christine, you are some nice woman, I'm SO glad I know you!

My father--who (might) art in heaven--handicapped as he was, said many times, "Go to work even when you are sick, or just don't feel like it. Otherwise you will not work very often."

Mary sobriety is allowing you to work, do your duties, even though you are not up to par...in pain. I'm just remembering being drunk with a throbbing infected tooth area. All of us can recall those episodes. How did we survive?

Thanks for being here, and for being sober. I can do that, too!

Kathy Lynne said...

I'm in...

Mary Christine said...

Daave, the painkiller were making me sick.