I might need to post this in the medications thread, but maybe you all can tell me what you think first:
I am finding that at medication time each day, I am getting more and more reluctant to take the pills.
In the hospital I was almost begging for the next dose. At the two hour (one hour to go) mark, I was in pain, a lot of it and that last hour was hard to manage.
Now, I have been home since Tuesday (it's Friday now) and I I keep finding myself going an extra 15 to 30 minutes past my 'every 3 hour' medication time. Even when I finally take the dose, I feel fine and like I could wait longer.
I've been trying to be good and take it anyway, it's what the home nurse tells me I need to do - to stay on top of the pain. But today, well, I've not had any pain, even though I waited an extra 30 minutes.
I think I'll put a call into my Dr. and check on the dosage. I'm already taking a very minimal dose though. I am doing my walking. So far it seems that it's not pain that limits me but exhaustion and muscle fatigue.
I'll put the call in now, in the meantime - has anyone else experienced this?