Monday, April 16, 2018 - Pain Is Interesting

I’ve had an interesting last week or so. I’ve had a series of medical procedures and a fall on the ice that have made me remember what it’s like to deal with weird pain. We all go through pain in our own way - it’s just part of growing older. What always amazes me is the different and new ways it comes on. When I was a kid I found pain fascinating - sometimes pinching myself just to see what it was like. Then the first time I had to go to the doctor there was that question of what kind of pain it was - “a stabbing pain, a throbbing pain, an aching pain,” etc.? And “On a scale of 1 to 10, how much does it hurt?” I learned over time to just tolerate pain. We all have it, and no one likes to hear someone else complain. But this week I got an interesting pain.  During a leg vein procedure (I have venous insufficiency) the doctor literally struck a nerve. I said “Ouch!” and kicked him reflexively. It made part of my ankle go numb (not the first part of me to do this) and caused a weird tingly zing that I get whenever that nerve is activated now. It’s very exquisite and unlike other sensations I’ve had. I’m not worried about it too much, and it’ll probably go away over time. It’s just another thread in the tapestry of my experience in this life that is pretty cool even if it’s painful now. So many colors and textures in this life! 

What have I been up to? 

My online concert a couple Sundays ago was great fun! So many folks tuned in for an eclectic mix of songs. I really enjoyed it.  

The private party the day before was a blast too. Happy Birthday to the birthday gal! 

What am I up to this week? 

Saturday 7-11 I’m playing for some old friends at their new venue. A decade or more ago I got to play many times for the Guidry family at ST's Pourhouse in Pueblo West. ST was a little guy back then, and now he’s all grown up. The new venue is a block away and is called Cat's Pourhouse. It’s a cool place where the vibe is very friendly and energized. It’s going to be a fun night. Come on out! 

That’s it for this week. I’ve been laying low and working on some new tunes while getting ready for summer. Hope you are doing well, and I hope to see you soon.  

Best always, 

Tom 

Details this week: 

Who:  Tom Munch 
What:  playing and singing 
Where:  Cat's Pourhouse, 147 Tiffany Drive, Pueblo West, 719-647-0270 
When:  Saturday, April 21, 7-11 pm