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Posted on 2009.23.03 at 14:44
where am I: groggy in Tewksbury
How I feel about it all: hopefulhopeful
Soundtrack: BSG : The Last Frakkin' Special
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Pain Update: Seems to be quite a bit better today. The only time I was in pain that was yellworthy was right after I got out of bed this morning. Right now I'd say it's at about a four or five, and that's sitting down, which I haven't been able to do hardly at all for the past couple of days.

I haven't taken pain meds since early this morning, either, which is another good sign. The tiredness from the meds, though, that keeps going after the meds have worn off, so I'm still groggy and a little sleepy. Like I said before, I can't imagine why people LIKE being on Vicodin and muscle relaxers and drugs like that, because all it does for me is make me feel like I'm in a giant fog, which added to my normal ADD brain, is definitely NOT a happy happy fun space. Not to mention the vague nausea Vicodin gives me. :/

I'm not getting my hopes up until I see what happens after an entire night of lying in pretty much one position. I really think moving around helps, so I keep getting up and walking around. I even managed to pick up a couple of things (which didn't change the fact that my house is disgustingly dirty and should be condemned, but still).

Phone update: Still gone. I'm thinking that this time I'll have to get another one, at which point my old one will likely turn up, such is the way of my life.


Still planning on getting an MRI (because feeling better doesn't mean the problem that caused the symptoms in the first place is gone) but it doesn't feel so urgent right now. Besides, I can't find a pay phone to call my neurologist. The one outside Market Basket doesn't seem to be there anymore, and I can't find one anywhere else. They used to be a dime a dozen, but now they're turning into relics of another era. Bleh.

Comments:


I Am Canadian
dragonflymuse at 2009-03-23 19:19 (UTC) ()
I hope the cause of the pain is found soon. Glad it is a bit better!
try to catch the deluge in a paper cup
primroseburrows at 2009-03-23 21:00 (UTC) ()
It's even BETTER, now. Like a switch has been turned down, go figure. Maybe the inflammation is finally going away? We shall see.
sam80853
sam80853 at 2009-03-23 19:26 (UTC) ()
I'm glad to hear that you feel better, \o/. Anyway, you certainly should figure out what's causing it.

Vicodin, eh? SO that's why House is such an ass ...

I keep my fingers crossed that your condition improves.
try to catch the deluge in a paper cup
primroseburrows at 2009-03-23 20:35 (UTC) ()
Seriously, I read posts all the time where someone is taking Vicodin (called Vapocet in Canada, according to Google) for somesuch a thing and they're usually all, "ooh, shiny!" Me, I'm mostly, "yay, pain is (somewhat) better, but gah, groggy and eww, nausea".

Apparently the nausea is because I'm hypersensitive to opiates. Any more than one Vicodin at a time and I probably WOULD throw up. Bleh.

My pain is even less than when I made the post, and I haven't had pain meds since this morning. We'll see what happens after a night's sleep--mornings have been the worst on account of lying in one place all night.

Edited at 2009-03-23 20:35 (UTC)
Latter-day Jezebel
nmalfoy at 2009-03-23 22:33 (UTC) ()
*huggles* I'm glad the pain is slowly getting better. No one should be in that much pain. As to the Vicodin, if you must take it, make sure you take it on a full stomach. I hope you're feeling better and better soon and I wish I were closer to bring you ice cream and chick flicks.
try to catch the deluge in a paper cup
primroseburrows at 2009-03-23 23:20 (UTC) ()
*hugs back* Hopefully tomorrow I'll still be on the mend. I'm not counting on anything until then. I've still got some numbness and pain in my hip and the side of my left calf, and also a little cramping. But it's exponentially better than it was yesterday, or even first thing this morning.

I'm definitely taking the Vicodin on a full stomach, because otherwise it would definitely be Puke City. :/

Also, ICON LOVE.

Edited at 2009-03-23 23:20 (UTC)
Aingeal
aingeal8c at 2009-03-23 23:28 (UTC) ()
Hope things continue to improve.
try to catch the deluge in a paper cup
primroseburrows at 2009-03-23 23:41 (UTC) ()
Thanks, darlin'. *hugs*
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