David doing very well coming off Oxycontin. Now down to 30 x twice a day. So far there has been no increase in any pain levels and he actually feels quite good. Does go to show that more is not always best.
Pain Consultant did put him on 100 Lyrica at night to help get his sleep pattern into something approaching normality. Up to about 2 weeks ago there wasn't a huge change. I went at my usual early time but getting up at silly o'clock as he was coming to bed. didn't leave much of a day for him.
He had an accident. . Decided he didn't like my 'weed' tree and a few branches snipped off wouldn't be missed. His leg gave way and down he went. Hitting all 9 concrete steps on the way down to smash his face into more concrete in the shape of gate pillar.
Blue flashing ambulance took him to A&E. Nothing broken but managed to sew 10 stitches into his face, strapped up his badly bruised leg and gave him some paracetamol for the pain! Soft tissue damage is more painful than any bone breaks. So.....GP increased his Lyrica to 150 for the immediate future and he sleeps. Or is that cos I have nailed his feet to the bed?!
In just under 2 weeks I am off back to Australia, for 3 weeks, and leaving him here. He can't make the long journey and would be bored anyway! Almost 7 years since I have been back and a much looked forward to trip. Hopefully, and I say that with caution,, he will behave himself. My Haus Frau will be here every day to help anything he needs but sure the piece an watching whatever he wants on telly will keep him quiet!. Oh and 2 Border Collies!!
Quick weather update. 29c in the village this morning nudging up to 36c for the weekend.. Sighs