For quite some time my pain levels were becoming increasingly intolerable. I developed an allergy to my Butrans patches, and taking more and more Oramorph + Codeine, with zero benefit. Desperation set in, along with severe mood swings, fatigue, rubbish quality of life.
My gp then decided to try Fentanyl patches instead. EUREKA! I feel like a new woman. At the end of the day, I have a sense of achievement, getting things done & doing them myself. I go to bed at night feeling at peace, content. Sleeping so much better, so that I wake up in the morning feeling rested, I can get up, get myself into the shower, and make plans for the day.
For fit people, might not appear to be much of a quality of life still. But I can contribute, I dont feel the need to avoid family/friends, 'cause when they ask how i'm feeling I can answer honestly "I'm good!" We can chat, have a joke, discuss their problems, offer an opinion or advice if appropriate, and I make sense when I talk, or as far as I know!
Good enough for me. Wish everyone a good bank holiday. And some sunshine PLEASE! Oh ok, maybe pushing it a bit.