He woke up screaming. The pain medicine does that. Those medicines have changed his sleeping patterns. He talks in his sleep, dreams more vividly, and on occasion, has nightmares. He’s no longer on the hardcore medicines, but he’s still on powerful drugs.
It happened out of the blue, but has been brewing for days. The Mr had a huge meltdown yesterday. In all fairness, I don’t blame him one bit, but I have to admit, it did scare me.
We’re just over a week into recovery, and the Mr is progressing. He’s having better days and is going a bit longer between doses of pain medicine during the day. That is a good thing. He’s up more and moving around, he has watched movies and TV shows on his computer, finally has somewhat of an appetite, and he just looks better. I can’t tell you how good that makes me feel. Continue reading →
Pain, with a drug induced fog. That’s how he’s living now. It’s going to be like this for at least six weeks. I can’t explain how frightened this makes me. Pain is one thing. I can relate to the pain. I can’t relate to the drugs. Hard core narcotics. Those frighten me, but oh my god, they are necessary. Pain is what you get when you saw through your muscle, tendon, and bone, with a power tool. Stupid freak accident.
“An object at rest stays at rest and an object in motion stays in motion with the same speed and in the same direction unless acted upon by an unbalanced force.” Newton’s First Law of Physics
Yes, you read that right. Ninety-eight (98) weeks, and I finally have a job. My final week on unemployment ended Saturday, December 15, 2012. I have used the entire ninety-nine (99) weeks of benefits available to me. I am beyond grateful that those benefits were there – it allowed me to continue to pay my bills and live. I sincerely wish I didn’t have to use all of those weeks, but I did. Continue reading →
A friend of mine is grieving the loss of a very precious family member and she wrote about it here. I understand, as many pet owners do, what that “can’t breathe, kicked in the gut, heart-breaking” grief feels like. Boy, do I understand.
I have been offline the past few days. I’ve been busy seeing a good friend, reading, enjoying the last days of Summer on the deck, and doing a lot of personal writing. I intentionally stayed off the computer (including my phone and tablet). Was it hard? Not. At. All. We all need to find something that gives us peace of mind, this is mine. Continue reading →
Wow, I can’t believe how long it has been since my last post. A lot has happened in my life over the past few months, and somewhere along the way, I’ve lost my writing mojo. Seriously. I haven’t wanted to write. Well, that’s not entirely true. I have wanted to write, but the things I have wanted to write about are considerably more personal than anything I have posted here in the past. Continue reading →
I can’t believe I’m writing about cats at the one year anniversary of Shasta’s passing. I’ve said it over and over, I’m a dog person, always have been. I’m terribly allergic to cats, and having Princess in the house (most of the time), has been an interesting adventure. She’s a sweetheart, and I should be buying stock in Zyrtec.