Today I made a decision to stop taking the painkillers. Why you ask? Are you crazy?
First, I wanted to see if the painkillers were doing anything. Since I haven't been getting "loopy" or tired, I am just not sure the pills are doing anything for me.
Second, if the pills are doing something how will I know if the pain stops if I am taking mind numbing pills. I decided that I would stop the pills to see how bad the pain is. Can I tolerate it?
Well, I lasted through the day. The pain is bearable but I may take a pill later tonight. The cast is rubbing against the incision. At least I think that is what is happening but since I can't see it, I have to visualize what I think is going on. Pain means it is healing, right? Isn't that what THEY say?
So enough about pain! Pain is a pain! I am upright and walking with the aid of crutches. Two days until I see the doctor. I am able to work. Life is good! I look over at my three-legged dog and she puts it all in perspective! She is missing a leg and she never complains! Sometimes she falls over on her face but she just gets right back up and continues to play as if it never happened. Never a cry or a moan. Here I am talking about a little pain! Snap out of it!