The proverbial you-know-what

The proverbial you-know-what

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Approach With Extreme Caution

The past several weeks have been physically difficult. This blog entry isn't being written to whine and complain, but to reaffirm that I have got to be careful with the medicine I'm taking for the back pain I've been having.
 I have an addictive personality and I could use many examples: Twitter, cigarettes ,good food, shopping when financially able, Twilight (not a bad one)...and alcohol, which I have been abstinent from for over a month now. Had my second visit to the ER yesterday because the pain got worse.And I don't exggerate, it's been intensely painful.  Living with an elderly mother who can't lift much lead to my  lifting some heavy garbage bags full of trash.  The pain got worse to where I was beginning to think the doctor at my last visit was missing something.
 Anyhow I was prescribed narcotic pain mediation and a muscle relaxer. My first dose of both took the edge off the pain and helped me relax. A larger dose would have made me high as a kite. I'm just saying that it is possible to change if you put forth that effort one day at a time. My sponsor told me to journal each dose and track it. Which I have successfully endeavored so far.
Till next time....