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Week 7

I appear to have little luck with mp3 or media players. Four months to the day of the acquisition of my Zen Vision, the hard disk has seized up and despite all my efforts to reboot, reset, reformat, remains stubbornly unrecoverable. And I had only just finished transferring my entire music library to it last weekend!

Yesterday, some X-rays were taken of my shoulder, and I can ring for the results halfway through next week. I don't expect them to show up anything to change my GP's view that all it needs is time to heal, though. After some discussion of certain morphine lite-based painkillers that might do the trick, it was decided not to prescribe me any as the risk of possible dependency was too great -- the same argument that condemned my stepmother to go down to her grave in agony eight years ago. Diagnosed with terminal cancer of the liver in November, she died in March; but we could only persuade the doctors to give her some morphine when she was already in extremis, so that her last two hours here on earth were comfortable. Before then, all she had to combat the pain was paracetamol.

Spring must be in the air, as I've started on a bout of cleaning and decluttering of epic proportions. I've done the floors and the windows, and have given three bin liners full of unwanted clothes and footwear and another filled with bedclothes and table linens to charity shops, yet still my wardrobe and linen cupboard seem too full to me; and I've mucked out the kitchen cabinets and thrown out two bin liners full of dried herbs and spices and packets of instant puddings/custards/sauces and the like. The best before dates on some of these read 1997!

Unfortunately now, I feel like I may be coming down with a cold either today or tomorrow.

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ter369
Feb. 16th, 2008 10:08 pm (UTC)
Your clean-out sounds like mine today, particularly the kitchen shelves. I'm in pain, too, but moving carefully through decluttering activities in short bursts of time feels like I win over the Ow.

After some discussion of certain morphine lite-based painkillers that might do the trick, it was decided not to prescribe me any as the risk of possible dependency was too great.....

If you find any alternatives that work for you (acupuncture, things I can't guess) I will be interested to learn more about it, for your comfort while healing and for my education.
gamiila
Feb. 17th, 2008 08:50 am (UTC)
Honestly, I don't think I will bother looking for alternatives to pain relief; the doctor's told me the injury should become less painful over time and I do believe that, so...will just carry on until it does. And will stop moaning about it, too!
ter369
Feb. 17th, 2008 05:47 pm (UTC)
.....the doctor's told me the injury should become less painful over time and I do believe that, so...will just carry on until it does.

You know your body's healing patterns, too, it's just tough to be patient over the long haul. I usually feel that I want to know where the pain is and what my body is doing. If I mask that, I could miss new developments or how I should take care.

Please don't feel like you're moaning about it! I get suggestions from Flist members that I wouldn't know without their input. Half the time, they're having bigger problems and I feel I can suck it up and move on, because mine is not so bad in comparison.