Saturday, 30 January 2010
So yesterday was awful - my worst yet. Nothing seemed to relieve the pain: oxynorm, sublingual fentanyl and I was worried that if I took anymore it would send me into a respiratory arrest! The diamorphine injection took forever too - well over half an hour to kick in and it didn't last long at all. My family left at 6ish and Giles then had other things to do and I was scared to be left alone. I didn't move off the hospital bed in the spare room because it started off the acute , sharp, severe pains around my stomach and ribs and down my spine again. Giles - bless him -slept on cushions on the landing and even passed water to me because moving my arms set off the neuropathic pain. We tried everything last night and it scared me that there was nothing that could be done to improve my pain control that quickly. On a pain scale of 1-10, I'd say I was at 15 for a good 3 hours in the afternoon! The on-call doctor came at midnight with more higher strength diamorphine supplies and I had 3 extra injections overnight. This left me feeling extremely drowsy this morning. The district nurses were able to move me onto my side this morning (good seeing as I was unable to move since 2.30pm the previous day.) The pain has thankfully been better today. I've increased the steroids and pregabalin again. So hopefully that helps. Eventually we made it to the reunion which was great. Lovely to see everyone and their children.