Sunday, July 15, 2012
Bourbon pain management
me: will I need any pain meds for this surgery?
doc: you should be able to manage the pain with extra strength tylenol
me: are you sure?
doe: oh yeah, you will feel some tightness and a little soreness but the tylenol should be fine.....
me: ok..... ??
The past 48 hours have been miserable and tylenol DID NOT manage the pain, AT ALL!
I took 8 pills before Wesley read to me on the label that more than 8 pills in a 24 hour period would cause severe liver damage. I took 8 pills in 8 hours! Great, 16 hours to go before I could take more?! Friday night I was finally in tears, so I turned to a much better solution, whiskey and herbal medicinals. Ahhhhh..... much better. And the bourbon goes down so nicely in this cup Meredith gave me :)
I don't know why in the world docs think you don't need pain meds when you have a 4 inch incision, a large chunk cut out of your body, and internal and external stitches in your back. I felt like I had a searing knife stabbing me in the back for the past 48 hours. Wait.... I did have a searing knife stab me in the back!
I have been a very unhappy girl this weekend, but good news is I woke up with no pain this morning, just the tightness and soreness the doc mentioned, and yes, this part is manageable with tylenol. I am having a hard time sitting and bending, no lifting, so yesterday I plopped myself on the sofa and watched movies all day.
Thanks so much to all of you for you comments and good wishes. I got behind on the responses, but read them all this morning and I really appreciate your concern.
Big hugs to all,