Saturday, November 16, 2013

The Journey

I can't believe people do drugs for recreation!  Started a new med yesterday. Boy! did I react. I felt like I was floating away, or at least part of me, then the other was going in another direction. Things looked a bit blurry at times, I had no energy at all, and my balance was nonexistent. I almost fell over a couple of times.

It was a narcotic (in a small dose) to keep any pain I might have at a low or undetectable level. Forget that! I didn't like the funny feelings one little bit. Couldn't think, couldn't put things into any kind of mental order. That is not for me.  Maybe if and when the pain gets so bad I can't put things together, then we might consider something like that, but not yet.

In the meantime, most of yesterday and all morning, today, were a complete waste. I got a couple of things done in the morning, yesterday, then the meds hit and forget it. I spent the day sitting, and trying to figure out what was going on. Same this am. I did get the first load of laundry finished, thanks to my DH. And he went out and got lunch, most of which I couldn't eat. Then I called the hospice people and asked if I should continue with the meds.

They agreed, bad reaction, stop medication. I'm drinking lot of water to wash this stuff our of my system, and we won't do this again.

And I repeat - people do this for fun? They really are crazy is they think this is fun.

Tomorrow will be a better day. Thank the Lord!

Allison

3 comments:

Rita Bay said...

Hi Martha,
As a nurse, I HATE medicine but there's a time for everything. Your nurse is an expert to find what works for you. Rita

T.K. Toppin said...

Sending you all my best!

Carla Swafford said...

I agree. I never understood it.