Thanks Kitts, for the very warm welcome back! This time is it, as far as opiate/opoid intake for me is concerned. I am so tired of all the horrendous damage this class of drugs do to our brains and bodies.
Yesterday was perfect day with my niece and her boyfriend. He helped me do some clean up around my property. My lower back was a solid 8-9 after we got done. NO desire to take any Oxys thoughs.
My lower back from L4 clear down to the rest of my spine is in Very BAD shape. Had every test known to man on my lower back, as that is where my original pain really started to take hold, and that is where the injury to my back occurred. All the test and imaging shows that I have about everything that can be wrong with one's lumbar region of the spine. I was/am at that point that all the medical practitioners can do is a 3-4 level fusion to my lumbar. I have met and read about so many people that were way worse off after their first and successive fusions to their lumbar. I had to have a 3 level fusion to my neck a couple of years ago. In that I had no choice, as it was affecting my arms,hands, and fingers.
Anyway, slept great last night, with the help of 60mgs. of Gabapentin, 5mgs of Valium, a strong night time Canna Capsule and some Cannabis tincture I make. I feel fairly well this late morning. My mind does feel off, and I do have that constant aching pain in my lower back. But all is well, so the show must go on. I know that I will not succumb to taking any Oxys this day. The benefit to risk ratio is just not worth it.
Just got done doing some core strengthening exercises and some arm work. Yes, I am taking it slow on the exercising to begin with again. I will get more exercise today, as I need to do some more clean up outside so that I can mow and weed eat, the 2 acres I try to maintain. I took the dogs out for a walk earlier, and it is going to be another perfect day to work outside. Since I will be working by myself, I will be listening to music. For me music really releases a lot of Endorphins, thus helping me keeping my mind off the pain in my back and knee.
Ok, I am going to go make a healthy smoothy, and head outside to work.
You all have a good day/night!