Monday, July 16, 2012
Up early enough for the sunrise.
In fact, I was awake before this sunrise.
I woke up at 5:30 to make a bathroom run and was so dizzy it startled me. I almost thought I would fall over just standing up. I made a trip to the bathroom and tried to lay back down and go to sleep, but finally gave up by 6am because I was still dizzy and nauseous laying down.
So much for me and these meds.
I was a little off yesterday--stomach and head--but not bad. I did think they were taking a little bit of the edge off the pain, but now I'm getting definite reactions. This feels similar to what morphine does to me. Makes you feel like you're on a bad drunk--spinning, head feels funny, and about to throw up. But my hands and feet slightly tingle, too--or like the pins and needles you get when your leg falls asleep kind of...lightly. I still feel all of that right now. No more of this medication for me. Done.
Funny how I am so sensitive to certain meds and other ones don't phase me and don't seem to do a thing--like sleeping pills. (Which is why I am shocked the melatonin works, even if it is a kind of subdued, delayed reaction). Anyways, this pain relief route is also blocked--and I hope this feeling goes away soon--today!
I tucked the cover up on the metal gliding rocker on the porch so Karma could get to her water easier. She doesn't seem to like to have to crawl under that new cover and over that metal arm piece to get to her food and water. When I made the way easier, she scooted right under...as if to a long lost friend.
A little while later I found her snoozing--using that arm piece as a metal pillow. Karma does love her hard pillows. (When she deigns to tolerate sleeping with me in my little bed, she uses the bookcase headboard as her pillow.)
Of course, her sprawling tendencies trumped having to sit up to use a hard pillow.
I guess I'll have to go get my secret code and check into the clinic's website so I can email Dr. Sleckman and let him know. Later. When I feel better. I am done with the computer for a while, she says woozily. Later....