Saturday, November 29, 2008

Black Friday, Blue Saturday

We were thinking about getting a TV for the family for Christmas. I was sorely tempted by a Panasonic 42" Plasma HDTV $699.99 doorbuster at Sears. It's just a gorgeous television at $300 off.

But it's a "No".

I can't blow the whole budget on one thing. The kids would agree to just one family gift but would never believe Santa wouldn't come through for them in the end, because he always has...

This might be more than our budget anyway. I'll be working part-time for the next pay period and even though J's working on a house that should last a few months, he doesn't get paid for "snow days".

Our TV converter box coupons are ordered, so we'll see how that works out.

Anyway, I ran around to several stores yesterday. Too much walking. I woke up in so much pain this morning I had to take one of my last 3 Percocet which I was saving for emergencies.

They say these pain pills are addictive. I know what a craving for cigarettes is like. I had good luck "deliberately misinterpreting" those cravings. I'd hold my left arm up for a few minutes. The body can tell something happened, all the fluid drains out of your arm. But it doesn't get the craving anywhere, does it? I don't know for sure but I'd like to think it made the cravings go away faster.

I'm just worried, what about pain medicine? What is the craving going to be?? Pain???


Sue said...

If at this point following your surgery, you still had three Percocet left, you're not physically addicted. With most pain medications prescribed following surgery, as long as pain medicine is used judiciously one does not get addicted.

Be careful -- treat yourself gently.

Qaro said...

Thanks for that, it makes me feel a little better about it. One month since surgery!

I may have to ask for a few more pills. The early morning is terrible. 2 percocet has got to be better than everything else I'm hoping will help.

P.S. I was just reading the Velvet Blog about all the shopping tragedies. I feel like a heel for even having gone shopping...

Sue said...

Perhaps you should investigate some different techniques for sleeping that might reduce lower back stress. If you sleep on your side, a pillow between your knees might be helpful, or on your back, a pillow under the knees.

Qaro said...

Thanks, the nurses taught me about the pillows. I found a small pillow works better than a big one because I'll move around a bit more.