Yes, you are right, JD, it does teach them about life and death. I firmly believe we will see our fury friends again. My kids were a little better today and actually loved on the dog. I was glad about that.
I am going to try the fentanyl with the caveat that if I abuse it I will immediately switch back to the loperamide.
I am thinking of a faster taper than what the DR suggests. I am in the unique position of being able to cut a slight slither off my patches every time I change them (48-72 hrs. I get 15 for the month). I have done that in the past with no withdrawals until I hit about 33 mcg/hr. At that point I will hold for a week or two, and then drop again. In the past I have dropped all the way to 12.5 mcg/hr with little or no discomfort. If I listen to my body my discomfort should be minimal. I will start tapering after thanksgiving. Right now I am concentrating on not sucking on them and getting out of that habit. I would like to be off by the mid to end of March.
I am off to add an external hard drive to my mac. It's so full it takes 2 min to load a page (the horror of it all!). I have been typing from my phone which is somewhat annoying.
We Will be in the 5% club! There will be tattoo's and a rose parade!!