Withdrawal is the End in sight.

I have been telling you all, about (I hope) the last few weeks of weaning myself off of Gabapentin. It’s a neuropathic painkiller. I have been on it for over eight years I have weaned myself down from four times, six hundred mgs a day to one hundred mgs twice a day then finally 100 mgs every other day. With no great help from the doctors who just want to hand them out like sweets to keep me quite. Recently I had been altenating between one 100 mgs morning and night one day and just one 100mgs in the evening on the alternate day. Now as I said I am down to one pill everyother evening.

Today Geoff of TanGental (a great person and a great blogger) asked me how I am getting on. He made me think two things… One: I have not been sharing with you guys because I have gone down so low.

Two: Fingers crossed and not to anger the gods of withdrawal I do actually feel I am turning a corner.

🤞 Maybe the final corner. I am down to one tablet every other night. Really the big barrier is phsycological l need to be a big girl and drop this last pill. I have about a months worth left and to make sure I cannot cave and re-order any Gabapentin I have had them removed from electronic prescription so I can’t get anymore without a drs say-so.

Even though I have been resting and healing a nasty sprained and strained ankle and foot I have managed to keep my spirits up. Also I kept away from any painkillers apart from one ibufen at night to help me sleep.

It has been a long journey ( over 8 years ) and though I am not there yet I do feel I am getting there and I am hoping that just like the Tramadol I can beat this!

I treated myself today and had my nails done.

Time to hopefully feel confident and spoil myself a little. Thanks Geoff for making me think.

Thanks to all of you for your amazing support I am so grateful. I just wanted to say it has been no picnic and I wish I had never started on these tablets, Tramadol and Gabapentin but I did. I am nearly there I kicked Tramadol about 2 years ago and the end is in sight for the Gabapentin.

I hope anyone going through this same journey might read this and take heart. I wish you well and know you can do it.

Thank you everyone.

💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜

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Terza Rima Day 18. Life

This Month Kat Myrman has suggested a new theme for the daily poem—the Terza Rima, writing one stanza each day.
A terza rima consists of stanzas of three lines (or tercets) usually in iambic pentameter. It follows an interlocking rhyming scheme, or chain rhyme. This is where the middle of each stanza rhymes with the first and last line of the following stanza. There is no set length to this form, as long as it follows

I shall be joining Kat Myrman and Jane Dougherty in this challenge.

Life… A Terza Rima,

We had to move down west to pastures new

Fresh start with baby on the way

Staying with in – law’s a tricky thing to do.

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Installment 18 of Life for this month’s Terza Rima Daily Poem Challenge, one tercet at a time

Twittering Tales #93 – The Phone – 17 July 2018

This is my entry for Kat Myrman of Like Murcury Colliding‘s Twittering Tales.

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The devil love Prada but he hates Pink.

Image from Pixabay

The big Man could not find the hotline to Hell. Meanwhile down on earth Azreal had it. As usual it was Satan’s fault. Take a long walk along a canal he had told the feckless angel. Absent mindedly Azreal put the phone on a post. Lose it Satan had told him, stupid pink thing!

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Terza Rima Day 17 Life

This Month Kat Myrman has suggested a new theme for the daily poem—the Terza Rima, writing one stanza each day.
A terza rima consists of stanzas of three lines (or tercets) usually in iambic pentameter. It follows an interlocking rhyming scheme, or chain rhyme. This is where the middle of each stanza rhymes with the first and last line of the following stanza. There is no set length to this form, as long as it follows

I shall be joining Kat Myrman and Jane Dougherty in this challenge.

Life… A Terza Rima,

We had a girl who could not stay

The a boy who nearly didn’t too

But after a dicey start he is with us to this day.

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Installment 17 of Life for this month’s Terza Rima Daily Poem Challenge, one tercet at a time

Terza Rima Day 16 Life

This Month Kat Myrman has suggested a new theme for the daily poem—the Terza Rima, writing one stanza each day.
A terza rima consists of stanzas of three lines (or tercets) usually in iambic pentameter. It follows an interlocking rhyming scheme, or chain rhyme. This is where the middle of each stanza rhymes with the first and last line of the following stanza. There is no set length to this form, as long as it follows

I shall be joining Kat Myrman and Jane Dougherty in this challenge.

Life… A Terza Rima,

It was not easy being a wife

So many compromises to play

Still the love, in those days,out weighed the strife.

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Installment 16 of Life for this month’s Terza Rima Daily Poem Challenge, one tercet at a time.

Colleen’s Weekly Tanka Tuesday #Poetry Challenge No. 93, “Inspiration & Plan,” #SynonymsOnly

This week Colleen of The Fairy Whisperer has given us the two prompts Inspiration and Plan but we can only use Synonyms.

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I have lost the plot

No devine intervention

Or scheme have I got

The theme is slipping away

No, no ideas today.

RonovanWrites #Weekly Haiku Poetry Prompt Challenge #210 Woke&Up.

This week our prompt words from Ronovan are Woke & Up.

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The dream Haiku

So dark, I was blind

Scrambling up knee deep in mud

I woke, fate was kind

K’lee and Dale’s Cosmic Photo Challenge 15/7/18.

A nightmare meal.
K’lee is setting the theme for this week’s K’lee and Dale’s Cosmic Photo Challenge and he has picked another enigmatic prompt for us. Pieces of a dream, in black and white.

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And here Also

The first two are the inevitable entrance to a dark corridor with no light at the end of it.

Secondly evil escaping from a tree.

And then a drunken Vampire Bear.

Followed by the evils of drink!

Finally the stuff of all nightmares.

#CosPhoChal

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