Tuesday, December 28, 2010
Ice is Gone, Pain is Not
It's been a week and a half since I fell. X-rays showed my tail bone wasn't broken, but I understand from people who've been there, that I might have been better off if I HAD broken something. Bruising can be worse than a break. Advil wasn't doing it, so my doctor gave me a stronger anti-inflammatory pill that didn't do much either. I couldn't sit, bend over, stoop, do stairs, etc. without pain. Made scooping litter boxes, feeding, and watering the cats almost impossible. John was a lifesaver. He did all seven rooms and stations twice a day for me. Christmas day my family that was in town came over. John gave me the best present - he rooted around in the medicine cabinet and found some Vicodin from two years ago. It still worked. I felt REALLY good. I know, we're not suppose to mix meds, blah, blah, but if that's what I have to do to be able to sit and sleep, I have no problem. Taking a nap in the afternoon and falling asleep while watching TV in the evening are small prices to pay for my butt not to ache all the time. My mom only needs to breath in pill dust most of the time, but it takes a little more medication for me than for other people. I'm not driving, so no danger there. I do have to take Mom for her Coumadin check at the hospital tomorrow morning, so I won't get to take my meds until I get back. It's going to be a long morning. I understand I should be feeling better in 6 to 8 weeks. Great.