I ran out of pain pills over the weekend. At first, I thought I would be fine. I thought wrong.
At the beginning of the day, my leg would be okay. Not 100%, but definitely on the mend. I'd do my little exercises that the Devil, I mean, my physical therapist told me to do. Then, I'd run an errand or do something that required walking. By the end of the day, my knee would be stiff, and I would be miserable. When I would go to bed, my entire leg would be throbbing in agony, and I would get ZERO sleep.
Today, I called the Dr's office to get a refill. When I told the office nurse what was happening, she explained that cases like mine usually experienced pain at night because the gimpy leg hadn't figured out that it was time to unwind and rest. So, it was in constant active-mode.
This would have been useful information THREE WEEKS AGO!!
So, I now have a new bottle of pain meds, some sleeping meds to help knock my ass out at night, and a new outlook on life.
Tomorrow, is another day.