Posts Tagged 'vicodin'

Ready or not, going back to work Monday…(1/19)

so, I think i am ready for work now. It has been 5 weeks and the pain is mostly gone from my side (more on that in a minute), and I am down to one nap a day. And I am down to 1 vicodin a day as well. I need to get off the pills; I was/am addicted I think, and since dr. a. won’t give me anymore after this refill runs out, i am going to have to wean myself off the drugs. 😦

I went back to Huntington today (mostly to get money back in my coffers since Amazon is drying up) and boy was that a bad idea. I worked from 4:30-7 pm, and by 6 pm, i was in horrible pain. I wish i could have gone home, but the student i was tutoring really needed the help, so i stayed to help her but ran out of huntington to get home as fast as possible. (And i took a vicodin to help me out. how sad.)

well, I am looking forward to work at patterson monday (i actually am), and can’t wait to see all my dumbass students. I will, of course, show them my scar and have to explain to every class what happened and was it going on for the rest of the year.

I’m a survivor (12/22)…

so, i had my post-op appointment with my urologist today. Everything is good to go! my tumor was easy to get to and they got it all out. I am in horrible pain, however, but 1000mg of Vicodin takes care of that! 🙂 He said that the RCC that I had only has a 5% recurrence rate, and that if it does come back it comes back sooner rather than later. That is why they are going to monitor me for 5 years and if no more incidences of cancer, I am done seeing my urologist. I made sure to say a prayer of thanks to my urologist and all of the nurses at Memorial Medical Clinic, Modesto, CA. They are the best. So, as a survivor, do i need to do the annual cancer run? and how does one train for a run?

My Crohn’s Today…

well, i am finally able to get back to the blog and start writing. My crohn’s has come back after a 12-year hiatus. I am on every conceivable medication for crohn’s: 6-mp, prednizone, cipro, etc. etc. and i am no longer allowed to eat high fiber diets, so goodbye Grape Nuts®, and whole wheat bread. at least i have vicodin to keep me feeling good. gawd, i love that stuff. i am on the 750 version, none of that 500 or less for me.