Finally, I came to my senses last night and took a sleeping pill. I don’t know if the nights of not sleeping contributed, or if this was on the way, anyway, but when I woke up, that right lower quadrant pain was searing. It started last night, actually. My husband was making dinner, and I went into spasm. It took my breath away. I wanted to call him, but I couldn’t even breathe. It lasted for nearly three minutes, but it felt like an hour.
Today it would twinge and spasm with any movement. I took my allowed medicine, the breakthrough stuff, and tried to relax, but it’s hard. Eventually, the lack of sleep and meds caught up, so I took a nap. I am feeling calmer, but still feeling like I’m sleeping with a live grenade.
These are days I just want to eat sugar and cry. So I had some cookies and my nap.
I still won’t see my pain specialist about this until June. My choices until then:
- Attempt to harass his staff
- Rush him at the next appointment in April
- Complain to my GP, who sent me to a specialist so he doesn’t have to deal with this
- Trips to the ER
- As much breakthrough medication as I can
I’m slightly nervous about harassing his staff, because they’ve been fairly clear they have nothing. I will definitely mention it in April at the next appointment, but I’m kind of annoyed the office staff goes *shrug* when you are in pain. My GP deals with general stuff, and is in no way prepared for this, so I’m not sure he’s appropriate. Hauling my ass to the ER isn’t effective, may get me branded a drug seeker, but if it gets too bad, I’m at a loss, not knowing what else to do.
What I will try for the next couple of days is medicating to the fullest, staying still, resting, relaxing, and hoping?
Any suggestions welcome, except ‘go kill yourself’. Wait, this isn’t Facebook.
Have a pain free day, my Zebra friends! 😘