The speed with which I try to fall asleep sitting here behind the computer, is equal to the strength of the new medication I took tonight for the pain in my knee and my hip. When the highest dose didn't work, I took a dose and a half and that is almost working perfectly, but it is making me a bit sleepy. It is making me a bit stupid too, because I have to search high and low for something sensible and witty to write and I don't think I am succeeding yet.
It is a pain medication with morphine in it and I thought when I took it, that I was going to feel pretty darn good quickly, but no, I didn't. I waited at least two hours before I took more of it, not wanting to overdose. I think I need not have worried about that at all. Apparently, I can take a lickin' and keep on tickin'.
My GP wouldn't write the prescription for it without having seen me, so I had to walk over there this afternoon. I wasn't quite hobbling. The Exfactor was kind enough to pick it up from the pharmacy. I do have to say that it is a relief to be almost pain free and I am taking full advantage of it by staying up. I want to enjoy this sensation as much as possible. It has been a long time since I have felt this good.
I had not planned on being out of commission and did not get to do the groceries. The Exfactor is going to do them in the morning and the animals and I had to improvise our dinner tonight. We made do with what there was in the cupboards and refrigerator and freezer and we actually managed alright, but I think Gandhi got the short end of the stick because she had to eat dried kibbles for the first time in a long while and she does not deal with them very well. Tyke had some of my pasta, although that is not his favorite food. I am sure we will all be glad to get back to our normal diets tomorrow.