Whilst my limbs are painful and my joints are as smooth as my wife’s mashed potato, my brain is convinced that everything is okay and it wants my body to join in on activities that it just can’t handle anymore.
Being a male brain the one activity that my brain tells me I am okay to handle is sex, of course it doesn’t matter that my brain tells me that’s is a good idea and that my body dumbly follows along, they both have to pass the health and safety test and this is administered by my wife!
It goes something like this
My wife “what are you doing”
Me “you know”
Wife “if you rest up tomorrow, and your pain levels are okay, we will see!”
It’s hardly the most romantic set up and of course I often keep my pain levels to myself in the hope that I can get lucky, my wife unfortunately isn’t easily fooled and I am always shocked to know that my best efforts haven’t worked and she knows that I’m in too much pain.
Now the other day I did rest up, my pain levels were down to a low 5 out of 10 and the planets were aligned in a certain order and the moon was a nice shade of blue and so I managed to engage in the rare act of sex with my wife.
Its not sex like we used to manage or should I say like I used to manage, but after years of trial and error we have found something that works, don’t worry I’m not about to get descriptive or draw a diagram, I will just say that it works.
A few hours before we go to bed I take some Oramorph and afterwards I take another dose, but despite dosing up and being very gentle and careful, the pain levels still start to rise and this is the reason that I am now in a lot of pain. Its not because of having sex last night though, it was two nights ago and I am still very much paying the price, last night I hardly slept and I just laid there staring into the darkness.
I guess that quite a few people who read this will wonder why I still put myself through this, I guess the main reason is that I don’t just love my wife, I am still in love with her after 25 years and as I said before, my brain is still very active and male.