Tuesday, July 30, 2013

My Life On Drugs

I am on my third week of oxycodone for pain control and I have some observations:

1. It works

2. Best to avoid provocations of all kinds, to or from my direction

3. I am ready to reclassify two friends for inattention to my present circumstance. I may or may not give them the option of explanation

4. What's wrong with being a little confused?

5. Most people would know I mean biscuit when I say that bread thing.

6. Oh is that why I'm so sensitive?

7. Yes I will wait on that list of grievances until I'm off the meds--but it's still a good list.

8. So now I know not to cut down the dose so abruptly.

9. I may on occasion repeat myself.

10. It works.

Hello there, I've been sick for the past few days to bodily complications (the nurse called it 'the bashful bowel) but today I'm on the mend again and have graduated from using a walker to using a cane. To use similar medical terms, my knee is a bashful bender. 

I promise I won't write post after post about my surgery and rehabilitation. I wish these oxycodones wanted to write poetry but no; so far they prefer reruns of Judge Judy and Words with Friends at 4 am. I have been discouraged for a few days but I'm back on track and practicing walking on uneven ground. Which by the way I should have plenty of experience with already :^)

love 
kj

20 comments:

  1. Oh yeah i forgot to tell ya, constipation can be a terrible side affect of opiods. Keep some Ex-Lax handy, that stuff will loosen you up and in a day or two that bashful bowel will be singing.

    As for your list. Huh? Are you stoned or what?

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    1. Hello mark-who-is-writing-awesome-poetry, no, I'm not really stoned. I don't do well with meds in general. In this case, I find my emotions are a bit more upfront. And my thoughts are a little more muddle headed . But not alot

      Every darn medical procedure has its complications , it seems. While I may have hourly and daily challenges I have to remember the big picture. :-)

      Love
      kj

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  2. Milk of Magnesia works well also. I've always wondered how drug addicts manage to shit. Hope the knee is feeling better soon.

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  3. Deb, I've wondered the same thing!

    Plus no high for me, at least. They make me tired.

    I know about milk of magnesia as of a few days ago. I can 't believe I am discussing this on my blog: it's because I thought 'the bashful bowel' had a literary ring to it :-)

    Love
    kj

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  4. As the Walking Man said, one of the side effects of pain killers is constipation, so that part is not fun. But bashful bowel does have such a literary ring to it haha! Glad the meds are doing their main job and hoping you will be able to gently start cutting back soon and getting back to normal. Your recovery sounds like it's been pretty tough. Hopefully JB has stocked you up on your favorite books, tea and the occasional milkshake (always a favorite when I'm recovering from illness or surgery) and I've no doubt she is being a wonderful nurse!

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    1. Amanda , this is not an easy recovery in part because it will be prolonged. But I know I am doing pretty well. I'm looking outside seeing people doing very normal things like watering the grass and I think, 'oh yes I hope that's me next week!' :-)

      Thanks for your kind words. JB is a good nurse :-)

      Love
      kj

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  5. Keep walking and getting that rehab. Wishing you the best, kj.

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    1. Thanks Barbara. Will do

      Love
      kj

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  6. Magnesium! At night! Try it

    Xo

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    1. Mim, cherry flavored :-) they told me to take it in the morning...

      Love
      kj

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  7. Fun list for a dosed up, sensitive, crankified blogger! Hope you feel better...take it from a girl with no colon...senna the natural alternative...

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    1. Crankified! There's a good word! No senna for me, Zoe, it upset me for some reason.

      Some bodily functions are best taken for granted. I now officially wish that for everyone
      --not a thought to how this works :-)

      Love
      kj

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  8. Funny!
    Great list from a woman on drugs x

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  9. kj,
    Hi, I've been reading along with your posts, but wasn't able to figure out how to comment, on my borrowed computer.
    I now know, it wasn't hard.
    I just want you to know I too am following along, wishing you very well, and hoping that soon you will be enjoying some of the "normal" things like watering your garden.
    It may take some time, but you will get to that point.
    I must say, I understand you're bringing up the "bashful bowel", it does have a poetic ring,indeed. Your nurse must possibly be rather quaint, and have a pleasant sense of humour.
    Good luck with walking on the uneven ground!
    Hugs,
    Brenda

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    1. Hi Brenda, it definitely has a descriptive flair to it. What a poetry prompt it would be, hmmm
      :-)

      Glad to know all is well with you xoxo

      Love
      kj

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  10. I love your sense of humour KJ! At least we get to benefit from your travail over uneven ground - you can still inspire and entertain, even while incapacitated ... now that is a gift. Hang in there. :)

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    1. Thank you Kay . I'm surprised humor seems to take over, but I am also complaining with the best of 'em.

      Today my prayer is 'thank god for ice.' My gosh it is a miracle drug!

      xoxo love
      kj

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  11. Kj, Just came by to say hello. Sending lots of love and healing vibes. xoxo

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  12. Well, the drugs may be doing some interesting and unpleasant things, but they are working. Which is the important part.

    Hope you knee is less bashful every day.

    Blessings and Bear hugs!
    desert.epiphanies@sasktel.net
    Bears Noting
    Life in the Urban Forest (poetry)

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