My painkillers are not doing a very good job, or maybe I just don't react to them very well; however my meds have been increased yet again, and wow, this new strength really does affect me differently. It's hard for me to believe that someone could become addicted to strong painkillers such as Tramadol, as for me they are awful, they make me feel on edge, tired, dizzy and feel really sick; no why could I ever imagine being addicted to them, give me a bar of chocolate any day. They do however get rid of the pain, but the side effects are so great, I wish there was another answer. The Dr I saw last week recommend that I take my painkillers regularly instead of as and when; to be honest, I'm worried I'm going to rattle, she assures me it's normal to take all these various meds, as I've had quite a big op.
I'm not really sure why I'm writing this blog post, I just needed to write to try and get my head around things. The prospect of a year of recovery scares me and even then the outcome of the operation might not have been successful. I am getting so incredibly frustrated at the things I can not do, so I wondered, do you have any advice as to how I can rest and any hobbies that I could take up to get me occupied?