I’m laying in my bed writing this on my cellphone. It’s 4 am. I’m restless. There is nothing good on TV. I can’t fall back asleep. I’m in pain.
That has been my nightly routine as of late.
The night pain has been so severe that I wake up crying. And if I cry loud enough, my sleeplessness spreads to other people in the house.
A pain management nurse paid me a visit two weeks ago to address this very problem, and the solution was to increase my pain medication dosage.
It hasn’t worked out so far – as you can see.
I’m just so frustrated because I haven’t had a decent or restful night’s sleep in months and it’s slowly turning me insane.
I just took my 4th dose of hydromorphone so my fingers are crossed that it will lessen my pain to the point where I can fall asleep again.
Wish me luck! :/
Update: it’s now 8:30 am and still no sleep and still intense back/leg pain…
Well that sounds terrible, you’d think they would be able to come up with a better solution for you. One that actually works.
I think part of the problem might be me. I am very wary of medications and possible adverse effects. Some alternatives were suggested – like a pain patch – but the thought of wearing one terrifies me! Blah!