Last Tuesday night, I had an awful night, waking up constantly from pain and finding it difficult to fall back asleep. Early Wednesday morning, I woke up in excruciating pain. It took over an hour, and several pain killers, until I managed to return to a fitful sleep.
I could barely move on Wednesday; I felt so weak.
I had planned on spending the day doing fun things with my youngest daughter. Instead, I spent the day in bed. We were both very disappointed.
Thursday morning, I went to switch my pain patch (the patch slowly releases pain medication and needs to be switched every three days) and discovered that the 50 mg pain patch had fallen off. Patches come in different sizes and strengths and I am currently wearing a 50 mg patch and a 12.5 mg patch.
No wonder I felt such pain!
I was not receiving most of my pain medication!
I put on the new patches and took a Percocet.
What a difference!
The patches are these small see-through stickers that you stick on your body (I put it in on my upper arm). They look so benign, I wondered how much pain relief they actually provide.
Apparently, the effect of the pain relief patches is quite signifcant!
Please daven (or send happy, healing thoughts) for RivkA bat Teirtzel.
With love and optimism,