- Cyclopentasiloxane and PEG, every day, twice a day
- Dilaudud (8mg) every day, 6 times a day
- Dulcolax (100 mg), everyday, once a day
- Ketorolac(10mg) every day, 4 times a day
- Amox/Clav, 3 times a day, every day
Welcome to Club MED. Unfortunately there’s no beach, no pool, no entertainment and definitely no swim up bar.
Keeping on top of my prescriptions is a full time job. When should I take them, so that my pain is managed and doesn’t spike, but also to ensure that nothing gets doubled up so I become loopy. That’s the last thing I need. It’s hard enough just trying to get out of bed with help, let alone if I’m a space cadet. I am not one to take pills or any kind of medication. Other than some over the counter cold medicine now and then and an anti-inflammatory pill for the herniated disk in my back, (that’s a whole other story), I am pretty much med free.
Since coming home yesterday, we have all worked on several spread sheets to determine a proper schedule for the pills. Some pills I need to take with food, others not. The schedule has me taking a pill almost every two hours so sleeping is hard. If I miss a pill I wake up in terrible pain and then it takes a long time for the meds to kick in to relieve it. That’s why even though the schedule is a bit daunting at times, I really want to stick to it in order to keep the pain on an even keel so that I can manage it, rest and HEAL.
Ugh, there goes the phone alarm for my next dose….
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