small victory for some, a huge one for me
They say that small victories should be celebrated regardless of how insignificant it may be to others. It was day 3 of me using a 25mcg pain patch instead of a 50. Downsizing during my weaning process has been a lot more painful moving around. Even tho my legs keep wanting to give out from under me, I go for my daily walks to build up my strength. This morning was a bit rough going but managed to walk 1.5mi./1.6k w/o my cane and on the downsized patch. Next time I'll try to go a little further.
I do a lot of painting still and look forward to it every day. It'll take me a couple of days to ...
Posted July 4
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hey ma, look no cane!
We all learn to walk at an early age and b4 u know it we take it for granted until U no longer can. Re-learning to walk is frustrating and takes a lot of time. I've used crutches then a walker and finally a cane for balancing. Lately, the only time I used a cane is when I have gone for my lengthy walks. Yesterday morning, I left my cane behind as I went for my walk. Yes w/o my cane! I was still having a few balancing issues and felt some pain but the balancing issues are from the pain patch as I'm high all the time. Today, is already too hot to even attempt to walk a short distance without a ...
Cold Turkey..No Way!
I had run out of my pain patches and my insurance company denied my new prescription, not only that but the pharmacy didn't stock them and had to be ordered. That alone would take 3 days on top of the 2 that I've already wasted trying to get some more. I've been wearing my patch past the 72 hours already and had to take it off. It was inevitable that I was going to have to go cold turkey which I was dreading.
It was one crazy kind of a day and 24+ hours after I had removed my pain patch. It started off with having sweats, massive headache where my eyes felt as if they were ready to pop out of...
Posted June 25
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