Yesterday turned out to be a pretty good day!
A few days ago I decided to switch back to my old “two-a-day” Gabapentin and I actually can get up in the morning again! Since it happens to be the only “me” time I get in a house over-run with people and critters, I was MISSING IT! Besides, the two-a-day definitely work better than the 24 hour time-release when it comes to pain control…so it’s a win-win.
After lunch I got a call from the Doc’s office with my appointment date for the Ortho…December 19th. Holy Cow! I was expecting a couple month wait at the very least. I just about did cartwheels…(THAT would have been an interesting sight…)
The only “weird” point of the day mercifully didn’t occur until late. I have no idea what I did, but I was picking my tool bag up to leave work and a white-hot lightning bolt shot from my left hip all the way up the left side of my back. And the zaps kept coming…The beautiful part was every time lightning struck, the entire left side of my body simply quit working…completely limp! Made walking, standing, and pumping gas an exercise in movement and timing! I ended up looking like one of those kid’s toys that you push on the bottom of the base and the toy flip-flops from one side to another…
This morning it seems better…although whenever I bend or move the left side much, it’s still there in milder form. It feels like a metallic taste in your mouth. (Don’t ask…it’s the best way of describing it I could think of!) It’s also decided to bring the right side in on the fun and games…wouldn’t want it to feel left out! So far, it’s like a 9V zap on the right…I can live with that.
Can you imagine what will happen if the two sides go full-tilt-bozo at the same time? That would be HILARIOUS!!!! It would be like a marionette someone cut the strings on… That would freak people out, especially if I was laying there, twitching and laughing…Funny thought, but hope I don’t find out!
Every day is a new adventure…I just have to remember to keep laughing at the occasional absurdity of life…and roll with the punches! (Or occasionally “crumple”…)