I feel Strong today. It has been 19 days since my body went 12 rounds with me and I was admitted to hospital. This episode was the worst that I had ever experienced. In the past I have managed my condition quite well. I made sure that I had a calm life where I did not have to rush around. I kept away from the Rat Race as much as possible. When I felt tired I made sure that I had the option to lie down and rest and drink and keep warm. Therefore whenever I did have a crisis I would recover by the next day, but I could still take it easy and I maintained my health.
However this Crisis lasted for 9 days. In the hospital , I was taking morphine at first but I didn’t like the way that made my head feel. So I only took Paracetamol 500 mg, Ibuprofen 400 mg, and Dihydrocodeine 30 mg. Which quite frankly were more effective in dealing with the pain.
Then I had to take Folic Acid 5 mg and Phenoxymethyl-penicillin 250 mg. I stopped taking the penicillin after a week because I really don’t agree with that regimen for myself. I am trying to stick to taking my Folic Acid now as all my life I have managed without it. I didn’t take the Dihydrocodeine once I got home. I finally became pain free after 9 days so was able to stop taking the pain killers.
I have been regaining my strength and would say that I am about 85% there now. Next week I have to go to work for four days. I am going to have to really rely on Jehovah, and look after myself, in order not to relapse. I realised that this is being set off by my menopause systems -Hot Flashes. So I need to try and sort these out as soon as possible. Any Suggestions?