(A Freddie clone, not the original.)
Thank you Speedy for another award, and thank you Mick for checking up on me. And thank you Hannah for the very nice quilt, don't worry, I won't tell your Mamma that you stole half her supplies to make it.(*) Maddy's personal nibbles with Umbra's fur all over it made it even better. ;)
Where I have been.. As some (most) of you know, I have all sorts of physical issues which result in pain. There is never NO pain, its always a scale of how much pain. Anyway, the codeine he had me on was working less and less after A LOT of bitching he's finally exploring different ways to deal with the pain. He won't prescribe "short acting" (4 - 6 hour) pills, only the long release. The problem is, PharmaCare don't cover most long release. Their opinion is, the short acting do the same thing and cost 1/10th the price. I can see their point, but the long release and short release actually do have quite different effects.
ANYWAY! So he put me on this medication that's supposed to regulate the nerves. While they'll still say "Ow." they'll do it properly and not manically and in full force. Or at least, that's the theory. I'm on week three now and I haven't really noticed any changes except I'm trying to not pop more pain pills because the pain is not fun. One of the side effects listed is "May cause drowsiness." I say it may cause narcolepsy. Holy crap, I go from drowsy/blurgh (where I am now) to SLEEP NOW! And if I don't want to fall asleep as I am, I have about 3 minutes to reposition or relocate myself.
So, as you can imagine, this has done WONDERS for my creative abilities. (Ah. Ha. Ha.) It also means I'm conscious for about 4 - 5 hours a day. (Seriously.) It wouldn't even be so bad if it were at least restful sleep.. but of course, its not.
Anyway, that's where I've been. Freddie is happy and chipper. My Cabana Boy is still far too good to me. And I had a dream the other night Mr Mick came to visit, stole all the bed covers, snored, and farted in my bed. I do so miss having a rabbit about.. :)
(* - No actual quilt was made. Honest. Truly. I don't know where all those supplies went, 'Shell!)