Re: How to discuss with husband?
I don't have a husband here, but I did have to tell my son and my mother about my taper. They both knew I was taking pain meds for my back, but I had to explain why I was suddenly so completely miserable, irritable and basically incapacitated. I actually mentioned it to a couple friends too -- "getting off my pain meds due to stomach issues". I didn't go into a whole lot of detail about being hooked, or counting pills or any of the other sordid details. I just didn't feel they'd understand, I didn't want to scare my family and I didn't trust my friends not to gossip about it. I was able to manage the taper myself, because there was no one to entrust with my pills. I'm sure your husband will be understanding, especially given your pain and surgeries. Ask for his help holding the pills and doling them out if you need to. But have you thought about what you will do for your back pain?