Friday, October 7, 2011

Pain Continues

The pain from the DVT in my left thigh is not being managed very well.  That's my fault, of course, as I hate painkillers, and I've waited far too long to start taking them with regularity.


But some time after 2 AM, when I discovered I could not get out of bed, it seemed time to just take the creepy Vicodin.  I have to say, though, it's not really getting rid of the pain.  I think it's lessening it a bit, but um, it still hurts.


I took the pre-emptive dose of compazine, an anti-nausea drug, after I got home from my Friday blood-letting.  I waited about 1/2 hour and then took the Vicodin. And then I fell asleep.  Essentially, every time I take a Vicodin, I fall asleep, so maybe that's what I have to do; sleep through the pain.  


Anyway, I'm trying to take the Vicodin now on a continual basis without barfing my guts out.  Which reminds me, it's time for another compazine.  When Dr. Ramaswamy calls about today's PTR, I shall tell him about the level of pain, etc.  Maybe I need something stronger than Vicodin... oh yuck.


Well, have a great weekend, all.

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