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Museum & casino visit

Postby blubrdfrend » Sat Sep 01, 2012 7:35 pm

My brother took me to a museum and we spent a couple of hours looking at very old items used by families in the past. It was wonderful. After we left he took me to Oklahoma and we visited the Choctaw Casino. I invested $20, played three hours and left with $20.14. I am a winner. The past two days I have sat in my chair trying not to move. I am paying for my trip in leg pain. I think that I may die....................with a smile on my face. By the way, do any of you take pain medication? I have only used OTC medication.
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Re: Museum & casino visit

Postby patoco » Sun Sep 02, 2012 8:11 pm

Sounds like a fantastic trip :)

I use a Fentanyl patch and hydrocodone. My pain had gotten so severe, I came to understand why people did themselves in to get a way from it. I had always been afraid of pain meds too, but my oncologist finally convinced me to at least try some.

It has made an absolutely unbelievable difference.

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Re: Museum & casino visit

Postby blubrdfrend » Sun Sep 02, 2012 9:01 pm

Pat, I have not used prescription drugs for pain because I am afraid that if I don't feel the pain I will stand or walk too much. Usually I take a wheel chair to museums etc. By the time that I am in pain walking, I have waited too late. I will have a rough two days or so. If you take the drugs how do you know when to stop walking? I can still walk about 2 or 3 hours per day. I have to rest in between the times. I can walk about 15 or 20 minutes before I find a chair. I do not need prescription drugs for other problems so far.
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Re: Museum & casino visit

Postby patoco » Mon Sep 03, 2012 9:57 am

Once upon a time, my docs wouldn't give me pain meds either because as they said, "pain is the only thing that will slow you down and make you rest." - I guess that was true.

But eventually, it became an all over mind blowing pain that just wiped me out totally, so I figured it was time.

With the/lung problem I have, there is no chance I will over do it now. LOL...a short hop to the store puts me down for the remainder of the day.

Reading how much you walk says to me you should at least be able to do that with pain meds, maybe more. Also, you really start paying attention to your body and trust me, it will let you know when it is time to stop or rest.

Good idea doing the wheel chair - I should do that as well. It would sure help me in the stores.

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