I am feeling a bit better today. I think I have turned the corner.
I sent a loooong email to Poo. He is my medical proxy. I gave him a blow by blow talk of letting him know exactly what has been happening these past months with my pain management. The problem is that I have been on Vicodin for more than eight years now and I feel that I have built up a tolerance to them. They are no longer working. My NP keeps upping my dose of Gabapentin. Those have no effect at all on my hip and spine. They are meant to control seizures and the accompanying pain. All I need of them is one in the morning and one in the evening before bed. And now I am in pain all the time. The Vicodin are now just numbing the pain. Not stopping it. And having constant pain is exhausting.
So Poo called The Pirate and he told Poo how bad I have gotten. Poo is very angry. So he is going to call my doctor this coming Friday (his day off and the day I know the doctor is in Winthrop). He doesn't care if I even get addicted, but he wants my medication of pain changed. He wants me on five or ten mgs. of Percoset. I have to agree with him. The doctor will listen to him. Sometimes it pays to have someone with more medical knowledge than yourself.
Thank you all for your well wishes. Now back to bed.