Ive been skating on thin ice. I try to balance being able to think with pain relief.
I take hydrocodone 10/500 x 6-8 a day when i am in breakthrough crisis stage of pain, you know, the stage where ya have to lay down...NOW! my days are like 16 to 18 hours long. I like being able to think somewhat strait...do you?
Ime in school 13 hrs this semester and as you know that means a few hours of sitting, ya buddy, the bum goes numb. !
when i take enough of painkiller to ease the pain somewhat/ it never goes away...nor can i expect it to, i begin to get the drools/slow thinking/muzzy feeling.
I think school is more important than pain right now and accordingly i adjust to the level of pain i will feel. Do any of you put pain on the back burner? coz life dont stop and you dont want to be left behind? Do you tolerate higher pain to get ahead?
or do you value trying to be pain free as possible ...all the time?
where do you stand on this?