Yes, life is good since my med increases but now I have to watch for overdoing which is exactly what I did Saturday and I have been paying the price since.
I walked an outlet mall -- I know - INSANE!! But you have to realize I have not been able to do this in four years. Okay, I get the stupid award of the year.
But hey I got 5 pairs of shoes to go with that award!!
This has made me realize that my meds are powerful and I don't have the pain but I still have the underlying spinal mechanical issues. Those problems are still going to cause me problems because they have not gone away. My meds made me forget that little fact.
If you have not already figured it out, I am a type A individual. Really, honestly! I often can plow thru things so pain meds can probably be dangerous for me in this aspect.
Sunday, I was in pain but not pain. Meaning I could feel the soreness and feel the pain but not feel it. Not to mention I was beyond exhausted. Most intelligent people would have stayed home and rested but I am not the smartest cookie in the world I went to church and was totally wiped out for the remainder of the day.
Yesterday, Monday, I hung around the house and baked cookies with the munchkins. Then Monday after the pain hit me...I felt pain and had to take a breakthru - 10 mg. of oxycontin. I remained in my heated recliner the remainder of the night and contemplated what all this means.
I have decided:
*I don't have strength and need to build up slowly.
*Meds are a good thing and allow us to do more.
*Meds can be a bad thing because they allow us to do more.
*My underlying problems are still present.
*I have to figure out what moderation means.
*I am thankful to have pain meds.
*This is the first time in a week I had to take a BT.
Today, my pain is better but gosh am I wiped. I think I have alot to learn.