My beloved spiney's,
I am writing in excruciating pain right now! I slept so hard that I over slept my 0630am pain/nerve meds! I can hardly move! I last took meds at 1030pm last night and found myself up till midnight, too soon to take more so I took a Xanax since I was anxious and fell asleep. Guess my body needed that sleep because I slept and slept through 3 different 0630am medication alarms. Family members checked on me but didn't think to wake me and here I am 3 hours over my 0630am meds and I can hardly move!
I had just gotten to the point where I could cut out the 0230am meds, on my 4 hour schedule and stretch things out an hour or two. The 0230 meds have been successfully overcome by the simple addition of a muscle relaxer at 1030pm. Usually I wake up at 0630am, take my meds and I feel fine with an 8 hour laps during sleep but today OMG those extra 3 hours I over slept have done me in.
The pain is horrific! I could hardly turn or lift myself out of bed, let alone put my brace on and getting up to pee, yeah, I would have felt better just soiling myself than forcing myself up to the toilet the pain is so bad. OMG, I feel like my spine is falling off, crumbling apart and the nerve pain is horrific!
I cannot believe I did this! I don't know what to do other than take my missed 0630am meds and then another dose is due at 1030am. Being a nurse I know I can take those meds 1/2 hour before or after without concern for time so i'm thinking i'm going to go ahead and take them in about 15 minutes at 10am to catch up.. Now today I will be caught in that horrible game of catch up and i'm just mortified and horrified at how badly I hurt.
This is the first time post op (4 weeks) that I have done this and I just want to cry. My poor 6 year old son is traumatized with my screams in pain.
Anyone have any suggestions on getting through the next couple of hours? I took my 630am meds which included; Lyrica 100mg, Keflex (for complications, won't help with pain at all, LOL) Percocet 15mg and Iron. At 1030 I am scheduled for a Dilaudid and Keflex. Te keflex will have to pushed out since I just took one but I can still take the Dilauded, i'll just be snowed, lol. At this point though, that doesn't sound like such a bad idea.
Any suggestions on alternative things I can do to help ease the pain would be appreciated, this is a first for me to this extreme. I can hardly move the pain is so bad but KNOW I have to get up and move. OMG, this is going to be a hard day.