Thursday, December 29, 2011
“Scratch a dog and you'll find a permanent job.” Franklin P. Jones
Do you know what it's like to itch and nothing relieves it?
Last night my back was hurting. It's been hurting for a while, but last night was almost unbearable. I couldn't get comfortable. Nothing was helping, I felt whiny and weepy.
I finally had had enough. I took a pain pill left over from when I had ankle surgery 2 1/2 years ago. That should say something for me. I don't take them often and it had to be hurting pretty bad for me to take it. (I had the same reaction to this medicine before when I took it!)
I took something called Oxycontin (I think that's the name.) Oh My Heavens! My back quit hurting. But in exchange, I was wide awake and trying to pull my skin off my body. I believe I drank 1/2 a bottle of diphenhydramine trying to get the itching to stop. I think I got about 4 hours of sleep.
Today, when we went shopping at Sam's, I started getting hot and the itching got worse. My sweet Blaine helped scratch my back.
I'm sure a few poor, unfortunate people were blinded by a flash of my frog belly white skin. Every where clothing touched, I itched. My belly and bra area seemed to be the worst.
Thank goodness the medicine is finally starting to wear off. I still don't know if the itching was worse than the pain. I would probably take it again!
I'm seriously considering a visit to a chiropractor or a massage therapist. I thought that with losing weight that my back wouldn't hurt as much. It seems to have gotten worse. Thank goodness for my heated recliner, it provides some relief!
I'm still a little itchy. I hope my back does better when I go to bed tonight.
I'm a bit of a hypochondriac, I know. I had Blaine check my spine for knots and tumors.