I'm feeling achy today. I forgot to take my pain meds this morning when I got up to comb VanGoghGirl's hair before school so I went about eleven hours without them. I got up this afternoon feeling awful! The crappy part is that once it's out of my system, taking a single dose doesn't provide the same level of pain relief as it does when I take it on schedule. When my body still contains some of the narcotic, it doesn't take as added medication to get it to the point where I can move around without an extreme amount of pain.
I wish I could end this love-hate relationship with my pain meds. I hate the drowsiness that comes with them but I just can't engage in the normal tasks of life without the relief that they provide.