A friend asked the other day how David was getting on with Oxycontin reduction? Made me realize I hadn't posted for a while.
Summer has been particularly hot this year. Nights at around 25c have made sleeping very difficult but during the heat of the day the swimming pool has earned its keep! Curlygirl54 has been out for a second time since April. This time with hr young grandson. . A wonderful excuse to go to sea whale watching and the water park with fabulous rides and plenty of water!
First reduction hit a sticky patch and he was poorly. Was it withdrawal or just bugs going round? Who knows? Certainly during the Calima's we get my garden plants get caterpillars and bugs on them. Maybe he did too!
Two weeks passed and another drop. Much better. Into third drop and he did something to his shoulder. GP thought he had broken it...goodness knows how so off to A&E for Xrays. Very different system here. You turn up at said A&E and register then patient is taken into treatment rooms while family waits outside in Ambulance area or car park. A very warm day here so everyone looking for shade. 2 hours passed and still no David. Friends had heard so popped by to see if they could help or do anything. Another 2 hours and he emerged clutching a script and arm in sling.
Nothing broken and likely a strain. Script for Paracetamol made me fall off my wall with laughter!!
So everything was put on hold while time to get shoulder better.
Back on track now and reduction down to 40 x twice a day.
Sadly other conditions have reared up and we have decisions to make. He wants to come off drugs completely but maybe that won't be possible as things stand.
The anger he has felt for over 30 years biting at him again. Harder now the longer the pain continues..Drinking more and more too in spite of denials. I have spoken with GP and he wants me to arrange for him to see specialist psychologist..I can't do that. As anyone knows the only person who can do that is David himself
As I said...some difficult decisions to make