I haven’t had much pain as an adult.

Aside from a couple of times when I’ve bumped my toe into a table leg or slipped on the ice, I’ve been very lucky. There has also been a couple of incidents where I’ve had muscle stretches in my back. For the most part because of strenuous workouts.

Other than that though, I’ve been very, very lucky.

However, as a kid, I went through a lot of different stuff. I vaguely remember when I had the flu and some fever. I must have been about 4–5 years old. I was lying on a mattress on the floor in our living room and cried the whole time. I was probably dizzy, had to throw up and the fever also induced pain in my body. What I remember is that I hardly could roll over on my back (I was lying on my stomach) and I wondered how this would play out.

Fortunately though, after a couple of days I was better. I don’t recall the details, but I’m still alive so I guess I went through it just fine.

Now, for something *much* worse.

The pain which I suffered was so excruciating, so stinging and so burning that I hardly could breathe. Even moving my body was to harsh and tough on me, I didn’t know what to do. Unlike the flu, I hardly could move my head in either direction, nor up and down. I was older than when I had the flu. I was probably around 10 or so years of age. I remember I got these flares and they were so intense I had to stop walking and just lay down on the couch. And it was then I couldn’t move my body at all.

It felt like someone took a red hot glowing knife and pierced through my organ.

Only, they didn’t do it fast.

No, they instead took their sweet time.

Slowly.

Tiorture speed slowly.

So what am I talking about?

Northing more than a regular ear infection that was quite likely caused by liquid inside of my ear drum. I remember that I had to undergo surgery for it. Supposedly they pierced a hole through my eardrum so that the liquid could run out.

But that didn’t help.

Or that is, it helped for a limited amount of time.

Then the pain returned. Even worse than before. So, they decided to actually remove some polyps in my throat that caused the pain.

Before I proceed onto the next part, don’t even think for a second that I’m urging you not to do as your doctor tells you. Of course you should listen to a qualified medical professional. If they say that you have to take surgery, then you’d better do it.

However, realize also that most doctors/surgeons and nurses aren’t out there to ‘save the world’. For the most part, they’re regular people who just want to get paid for what they do. They don’t suffer any consequences if you die and lose a limb or become paralyzed from the waist down.

Think long and hard about that, Capt’n. The grass isn’t always greener on the other side…

Having said that though, I don’t know whether CBD oil would have helped or not, but I’d surely take a CBD oil treatment over having someone removing stuff inside of my throat. I had difficulty swallowing and eating for a good month or so post surgery.

As with anything, there’s no guarantee to life.

However, if I ever experience intense ear pain like that again, there’s no question in my mind what I’ll do.

Now, what about you?

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