Wednesday, October 01, 2008

Let a little white pill be your umbrella

I tried going with no pain meds night before last. Thought I'd see if the pain level was bearable. I hate over-medicating. I wasn't sure if I still really needed the medication or not. So I thought I'd try without, and just see.

Percocet is a powerful narcotic.

Let all the pain meds leave your system. Then you can properly assess your level of pain. Now ... Is it really all that bad?

Percocet is addictive.

Yes. Yes, it is. I paid for my decision all day yesterday. Throbbing and creaking deep in the knee joint. Periodic cries of pain. Just don't move ... stay perfectly still ... it feels much better that way.

Percocet can cause nausea, vomiting, and constipation.

Medication is still required. Very much required.

Percocet can cause hallucinations, headaches, and a false sense of well-being.

So I took my Percocet again last night. Because at the end of day, having imaginary parrots sing "Let a Smile Be Your Umbrella" to you while hippos dance behind them in a whirl of rainbow colours is still preferrable to severe knee pain.

Percocet can cause tiredness, blurred vision, and unusual dreams.

I stand behind my decision.

5 comments:

jenboglass said...

I am in total agreeance with the singing bird. Knee pain is never fun. Opiates, though, 70% of the time, they are.

Captain Dumbass said...

Aside from the nausea and vomiting, it all sounds good to me. Ah, knee pain. We're old friends.

And, my god Trish! You're Canadian??? I felt like I met up with one of the Lost Tribe when you stopped by my site.

Trish said...

Jen - At least 70%! Woohoo!! Seriously though, I'm hoping to switch to extra-strength Tylenol soon. It was a pretty bad break, so it's taking its sweet time to heal.

Cap'n - Yup, I'm Canadian. Not too many of us seem to be cruising the blogosphere. Odd ... we're in the best country, so you'd think we'd have more to talk about!

J'Ollie Primitives said...

Percocet good.
Pain bad.
Singing birds and hallucinations good. Better than pain.
Take Percocet. Frequently.

Sincerely, Nurse Ratchet

Trish said...

I concur. Percocet good.

I've now tried toning it down to where I'm just taking extra strength Tylenol. Doesn't work as well. We'll see if I need to switch back.