I had another flare up very late last night/early this morning. I went to bed at 4:00 a.m. and the pain came back by 5:00 a.m. At 6:00 a.m., I took two Tylenols and the Prednisone a little after that. But, the pain stayed for at least another 2 hrs. Very bad pain. I prayed. I screamed. I cried. My daughter did, too. Then, I fell asleep for a couple of hours and woke up in more pain. We called the doctor and she returned my call just before noon. She urged me to go ahead and take the Norco that had been prescribed by the ER doctors. I had tried so hard to avoid taking it, but, I couldn't. It took another hour or so to fully kick in. After which, I was able to sleep, a little. The monks from the temple called and chanted blessings to me over the phone, which was helpful, too. I was able to eat some rice and stir-fry for lunch, after that (around 3:00 p.m.) and I slept, again, until just before 5:00 p.m. I took my other prescription medicine that the dr. had given at 5:00 p.m. For the first time in the day, the pain has subsided.
Daughter has gone to the pharmacy to pick up the medication the dr. prescribed, today. Dr. is going to try to move up my appt. so I can see her sooner than on the 25th.
In the meantime, I am back in bed! I didn't think I overdid things, yesterday, but, maybe I did? I guess I sat up for too long? I don't know. I haven't done anything today, other than cry in pain and sleep. :(
In the meantime, friend A is back in the hospital with another infection which will delay her chemo treatments start date by at least a week and neighbor S's mother-in-law was taken to the ER by ambulance (but, she's OK and home, again). I am unable to do anything to help because I am flat on my bed, again!
Today, I am grateful for:
- My daughter
- Pain meds
- Dr. returning calls
- Monks chanting blessings
My joyful activity has been being taken care of, so tenderly, by my daughter.
Hope your day has been better than mine!