Pain Threshold

 

About two and a half months ago, I had my gallbladder removed. The surgeon said it was packed and that he had to take the stones out one-by-one until the gallbladder was small enough to make it through the incision.

I went into surgery at 12:30pm. I woke up in recovery at 4:30pm. I was out of the hospital by 5:30pm. So far so good, right? Recovery from the surgery was very smooth. I didn’t even need any painkillers, though they were prescribed.

I felt pretty proud of myself. And I wondered if other people with schizophrenia have a similar high threshold for pain.

Then…

Starting last Monday one my molars, one that has had a cavity for some time (over a year) started flaring up. And boy did it flare. I’ve been in pain ever since. I thought I could “tough it out”.

Yesterday, I begged the nurse (I’m staying in a nursing facility for MIs by the way) to let me go to the hospital. Yes, it was that bad. I ended up getting a stronger, non-narcotic pain reliever. It works okay. But just okay.

The reality is that I am doubting the idea that I have a high tolerance for pain.

Has anyone else had a similar experience?

2 thoughts on “Pain Threshold

  1. Lisa September 8, 2013 at 7:22 am Reply

    Hi , Edwin,
    Maybe you need to see a dentist? Any surgery is tough! Happy that is over for you. Heal well! You are a strong man.
    Peace!
    Lisa

  2. Edwin September 8, 2013 at 11:17 am Reply

    Thanks, Lisa! I will lobby for seeing a dentist starting tomorrow. 🙂

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