“Excuse me while I kiss the sky…”
10/19/12: Ok, an exaggeration, I’m not that high but I am rather hazy today. The pain worsened quite a bit in the middle of the night, and I reached a point where I couldn’t even drink water. I have a high tolerance for pain and thus far had managed with only Tylenol during the day and one lowest dose hydrocodone (5/500) overnight. Starting around 4:30 this morning, I gave in and started taking the next higher hydrocodone level (7.5/500) every 5 hours to keep ahead of the pain and to keep myself hydrated. It’s working but I’ve always been a “cheap drunk” and am therefore a little loopier than my normal self and taking more naps. It still isn’t as bad as the mucositis I had post transplant. The big difference is that I was hospitalized then and received all the meds and fluids via IV. Anyway, I’m resting well and healing.