Have kept me from writing a lot these days. One, I’ve been in quite a bit of pain. More than usual. Mostly my back and head. Changing of the weather I suppose. Though honestly I cannot tell y’all exactly what’s causing it. I guess it’s human nature to want to know *why* something’s happening, even if there is no particular reason for something to happen. I mean, I have arthritis, fibromyalgia, degenerative disc disease, hypothyroidism, chronic migraines, and so on… I’m bound to be in pain every once in a while. You know? So anyway, pain.
So let me tell you a little something, dear reader… for the longest time I didn’t take pain medication. Firstly because many of them flat out don’t work. Just don’t even give me opiates because that’s like giving me sugar pills, and acetaminophen kind of works, but not very well, but , mostly the meds I’ve taken for pain have had… interesting side effects. For example Gabapentin made me cough — and I mean I coughed the entire time I was on it, day in and day out. It helped with the pain, but I couldn’t breathe from the coughing. And most NSAIDs, including Aspirin, make me loopy. Like can’t really think straight loopy — as in failed an Astronomy test loopy — I still can’t live that one down. >_< So I’ve avoided pain killers for many years and lived with the pain. Except for the occasional migraine because I just cannot deal with migraine pain. Then yesterday I thought to myself:
Why are you putting yourself through this?
Because, I answered myself, being loopy is what got me fired from my last job (like, ten years ago).
But, I reasoned, you don’t work anymore. >_< You can sit around the house and be la la la all day. It’s better than being in pain! Right?
So, I haven’t been posting a lot because I’ve been in pain. And yesterday, I was kinda loopy. Blame the Excedrin. It’s a helluva drug. ^_^