Thursday, November 29, 2007

I'm Sending This Day to Bed Without Supper

Lots of pain. Got a prescription for 3 V1c0d1n. 3. Which won't actually cover the hours between now and when I can get in to see the doc tomorrow. Awesome.

Do I look like a drug seeker to you? Everyone I know gets pain killers at the drop of a hat. If they aren't offered they are requested and received. Me? I apparently look like the sort of person who requires you to put a lock on the medicine cabinet. Do they realize that I've been prescribed codeine once before in my life and didn't take it? How about that I have inhaled but only 3 times? That's three actual inhalations not 3 separate occasions on which inhalation occurred.

Anyway, I've taken one of the V1c0d1n and I've put calls in to the doctors to get an appointment for tomorrow and the proper referrals to be allowed to go. I have ice packs. I have braved the changing of the bandage all by myself.

It's days like this that I'm sorry I didn't take a job that made me rich. Then I could hire someone to cut my head off and take care of it until it feels better.


  1. Sweetie, I am so sorry. Is there anything that I can do from here? In the meantime, I am thinking painfree thoughts and pulling for you to get through this. Please let me know if you need anything I can provide.

  2. Oh, Baby! I'm SO sorry. I wish that "sorry" did more than it does, though - I'm feeling pretty frickin' useless up here.

  3. I would repeat my whole, "you haven't aged" thing, but it would straight to your head, and since it's your head that's the problem right now....well, it would do more harm than good.

    Okay, how about a simulated conversation?

    ME: How are you feeling, Kizz?
    KIZZ: I would much rather be skiing.
    ME: Oh, do you ski?
    KIZZ: No, but I'd much rather be doing that than this right now.

    Aaannnnnd scene!

  4. Clemo, do you know my history with skiing? It's perfect that you chose skiing, 'cause I would rather be skiing and I do not like skiing, I do not like it one bit.

    Y'all, Miss Kath put the dog community in motion for me and I am sitting pretty now. I still feel like crap but the road to recovery is clearly being bricked in yellow as I write.

  5. Anonymous4:55 PM

    Am thinking of you and your poor poor head...

  6. Anonymous6:10 PM

    Yeek. Wish I could do something for you other than send good thoughts. I'm gonna go look for some cool hats with Chili but in the meantime, I am sending healing and mind and head-numbing thoughts.

  7. Anonymous6:17 PM

    See, my fingers typed that without my head being involved...

  8. Sorry - that kind of pain is so hard to deal with. I'm a wimp, yet they won't give me drugs either. Of course I am not hurt nor have stitches. Hope you feel better soon.

  9. Anonymous10:36 PM

    I'm so sorry you're going through this. I knew you'd have loads of friends to help ya out, but if you ever need another, I'll be there as best as I am able!

    As for the codeine, you're not the only one. I was prescribed codeine once as a teenager, never took it, have never inhaled, and yet, when I left the hospital after my C-section, I didn't get a prescription for any pain meds. I thought this was normal - I mean I didn't want to take anything that would get to Baby Seal through my breast milk, but apparently, this is NOT normal. I ended up with so much pain, in my shoulder of all places, that I couldn't lie down and I had to go back to the emergency room 24 hours after being discharged, a trip which necessitated the help of 4 other people and multiple cars - to get me, Media Guy and Baby Seal to the hospital, to get Baby Seal back home in the care of no less than 3 people, then to get me and Media Guy home and the 3 other people home. Ugh!

    I hope you are properly medicated VERY soon. I'm thinking calm, happy, pain free thoughts for you!!!!