Music amidst Pain

It is said that what doesn’t kill you only makes you stronger. Stronger for what ? to do it again? me don’t know.

Yesterday I went to the dentist for the first time ever, at least in my adult life. To say I was terrified would be an understatement. I was shaking like a leaf in a windy desert.
I noticed sensitivity and pain in my right lower jaw molar about a week ago. Having seen other people wriggle with teeth-aches, I decide there and then I would deal with my wisdom tooth pronto! That’s why Saturday a.m. I was at the Dentist’s.

One touch of my tooth with his tools and my reaction was enough for him to conclude the tooth could not be repaired, it had to go OUT! Apparently the farthest teeth are like upper and lower twins so the upper wisdom tooth also needed to be checked. And yeah!, it turned out like the lower twin, it also had to go. At least the left ones are not related, sigh!

I had been psyching up to have the lower molar removed rather than filled to curb future problems but when the dentist gave his verdict, my bladder became full. Before I was prepared for the extraction, I had to pee ūüôĀ The short of it is that I’m now less two molars, I’m not gonna miss them.

Being an invalid is new to me, bed rest a foreign concept and the healing period excruciatingly painful but I’ve discovered how to deal with it mara moja. Any who,  the incapacitation has holed me up but it hasn’t been that bad. The good thing is, I’m learning to meditate and enjoy classical music. During the painful fits, I googled on what I can do to lessen the pain, discomfort and sleep well. I stumbled upon music therapy as a recommended tool to ease pain and promote relaxed healing. I was willing to try anything and I’m glad I did try the music.

Now am feeling well and the pain, if at all there is any, is bearable. I look deep into my soul and meditate upon acres of proverbs.

If you ever feel stressed, in pain, insomnia etc etc, try some calming music. I am witness to it’s power to make you feel better but above all, trust in Jehovah Rapha, God my healer.

Pain free Sunday,


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