Friday, 13 February 2009
Friday 13th!! I've been to the GP this morning to talk about my pain. I am currently taking Tramadol at the max dose and I wanted to know what else I could try. She has prescribed me a Butrans patch. It works over 7 days and is a slow release painkiller. Opiod based I believe. You get 2 weeks supply, but she has said she will continue prescribing it if I benefit from it. I have used it in the past and have found it helped me to deal with the pain a little better. So from that I believe it is worth another go.
I am off to work this afternoon, which I am just hoping won't involve much walking about. My feet are unbearably painful. I have decided that it feels like I am continually walking on crushed glass..........ouch! I said to the Doctor that it would be very easy for me to just stay at home at the moment but I am not prepared to do that. It's hard to explain, the pain is so bad, but if I just stay at home, that to me is giving in. It is better if I just try and work through it. The Doctor did remind me that it is bad at the moment but it will ease off over time. I have told her that I am holding her to that!!
I have the weekend off so that is also incentive to get through my shift today. I know I will be proud of myself if I achieve it!
I will let you know how it goes!!