Sunday, February 13, 2011
Have tried to rest and recover the last few days. The pelvic and leg pain has been fairly bad. I have been cutting up my dilaudid pills into smaller and smaller sections to see the minimum I can take with the least amount of side effects and will take the pain down to barely tolerable. I had to give up and take it more often today (I figure the dose I am taking each time to be about 0.5 mg) as the pills have not been keeping up with the pain adequately. The lower dose of neurontin just does not seem to be doing much for the pain at all. My lower legs feel like they are on fire this evening.
I am still having to use inhalers for my breathing problems. I have trouble breathing if I walk too fast or go outside even in the warm spell we have had the last couple of days. Still feeling short of breath, but will wait until Wednesday or Thursday to see if I need to go back to the doctor. Hoping to get to work bright and early tomorrow morning. I am soooo ready to get out and do something!
Hoping that the hives the dilaudid gives me won't get worse. I am taking benedryl with the small doses I have been taking (I called the doctor's office first to make sure it was OK) but the itching and hiving continues.
I am having trouble sitting still which I know is from uncontrolled pain and compounded by the benedryl and the itching and the hiving. Instead of shake rattle and roll it is fidget itch and hive. Sigh. Wished I looked so mellow and fine like in the song.