What’s Eating Aunt Debbie?

Well, let me tell you. PAIN.

Last week, I called in my prescription medications. I was waiting for my NP to approve one script that had no more refills and then I was going to call Walmart and have them ship my meds as I normally do.

Stupid me didn’t realize I was nearly out of my pain medication! That was late Friday. I started to panic because we were expecting snow on Saturday. I couldn’t go out and pick up my meds in person because I didn’t know how much snow we would actually get. I called Walmart yesterday to have them ship; they will go out today.

I had 2 pain pills left, one to be taken every 12 hours. So, I’ve had to ration. I took one Saturday night and my pain level wasn’t too bad. I saved my last one for tonight. I only took Tylenol Arthritis last night and my pain level is UP. With any luck, FedEx will come tomorrow! Usually, they’re pretty quick.

Then, I began to panic again because my daughter mentioned MLK Day and wondered if FedEx would even run today! I googled it and apparently, FedEx and UPS both will run, while the USPS observes the holiday.

The sun is out, trying to melt the snow and the road looks pretty good, but I’d probably get stuck in the yard if I tried to get the car out. (We don’t have a traditional driveway.) It’s 44 degrees at the moment but it seems much colder when there’s snow on the ground.

Wish me luck. I can’t function well with no pain meds to dull the pain.

P.S. Don’t think that I am an addict because I am not. There’s a difference between addiction and dependency. I am dependent on pain meds to be able to function. There is no euphoria involved. I have to make that clarification because “a friend” had accused me of being a drug addict some time ago. That person is no longer in my circle.

10 thoughts on “What’s Eating Aunt Debbie?

  1. Oh gosh, Deb. I am so sorry you are going through this. When I started reading this post I was really concerned about MLK Day, but I can report that UPS IS running. I just got two packages in the middle of a blizzard. I hope yours arrive soon. I know you struggle with pain every single day. 🤗 ❤️

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    • Thanks, Linda. Yeah, I was worried at first, too. I received several UPS pkgs. yesterday, as well as a FedEx delivery BUT my meds did not arrive! I took my last pain pill last night and I can honestly say, it made a big difference after not having one at all the previous day. I slept well and I have my fingers and toes crossed that they arrive today! 🙂


  2. I sure hope you got your meds today. I had a bit of a delay in my latest pain meds as my dr retired and I have yet to see my new one. But he went ahead and gave me a month supply to hold me over. Hang in there!

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