Thursday, April 29, 2010

Go on, stick me

Obviously the acupuncture isn't working. My ears are ringed with tiny golden studs. One fell off last night as I was sleeping. But the docs say to expect that. My doc also commented on what a "good patient" I am, sitting so still as he stapled those little bastards into my ears. Think of getting your ears pierced through the cartilage. Hurts a wee bit but nothing compared to getting yourself blown up.

My withdrawal hasn't improved much. The phantom pain in my amputated leg is kicking my ass. I just went to the pharmacy and waited an hour for a higher dose of Lyrica. It's a non-narcotic drug that helps relieve nerve pain. The pharmacy is only slightly less painful then the acupuncture. Old people crashing into you with their wheelchairs, babies screaming, etc.

I talked to a soldier this morning who is hooked on Methadone. He also happened to be stoned out of his mind on Percocet. He couldn't keep his eyes open. I was afraid he was going to fall over on me. He's been here for five years.

I did get some good news this morning! The docs and the therapists say I am ready for my carbon fiber socket. Lighter, more flexible and horrifyingly expensive...you only get it when you quit shrinking, which I have. Better days are ahead.

3 comments:

GatorGirl said...

Well, this is one good thing that has happened today! I hope you get it soon....

kelli said...

Yay for carbon fiber socket! It's about time you had some good news.

Tamsin said...

Great. Soon you will be up and moving around better with your new socket.. I know kicking methadone has been awful.... but better that than bring hooked on it for years.