I've had two landscapers fail to show up.
Raising my left arm over 90 degrees is tough, but last night, feeling the benefit of the Lyrica and my new hydrocodone regimen, decided to go to Lowes and buy an electric pole saw.
I let the batteries charge overnight and about an hour ago, got started. Big mistake... excruciatingly big mistake. I called my wife to vent, but she was busy dealing with a deadline. I called my friend and I never had a chance to get a word in as he was stressing over his own issues (whether or not to try the Butrans patch his PM prescribed, that the dose was too high, etc.).
So, I'm venting here. Ten minutes work, at the most. The pain is intense and I can barely move my left arm. I often keep it right up against my side or crossing my body. But typically, I can move it 45 degrees without a problem. Now, to move it just a few degrees is a struggle -- both stiff and causes shooting pains.
10mg of Oxycodone, reclined in my zero gravity chair, if I get the strength, I'll get up for some ice. Too bad my dog doesn't know how to open the freezer. Ug. I thought It would be a nice little break from writing (which was going well this morning). But now the afternoon is shot.
C4-T4 Scoliosis (disk degeneration, stenosis, narrowed neuroforamen, bone spurs), RT hip and SI joint damage from car accident. Also, pectus excavatum, supraventricular tacycardia and mitral valve prolapse syndrome.
Current meds: Ultram ER 300mg & 2-3x 10mg Hydrocodone daily. Oxycodone 10mg for BT. .25-.5mg xanax as needed for sleep, Verapamil 240mg SR (for tachycardia). [/gray