Haiku poem I wrote this morning:
Pain you’re a tiger
Magnificent. I’d rather
Roam forests with you
Later I happened across this photo (above) taken on the last day I worked at Marine World Africa USA in Vallejo CA-about 20 years ago-when they let me hold one of the parks White Baby Bengal Tiger cubs.
-It struck me hard that I actually have *roamed* with live tigers before. Despite my struggles with my body, this image makes me believe I will do so again-
*Stopping Vicodin this week after 1 1/2 years of use. Despite proper tapering, I’m feeling more pain than I imagined I would. Its hard. But, so what? My goal is more effective treatment. I am working closely with my Doc. The only catch…there’s a (not fun) window of time between stopping the old medication and waiting for the new to take effect.
Wish me luck!