If we were having Coffee: Uppers and Downers! Day 16 Nana Poblano

Hello everyone  and welcome to  this weeks  If we were having Coffee . Come on in the fires are lit  the cushions are plumped up and  we have  the coffee on.Paul  and  his guests  are all here  and enjoying  the warmth  and food and drinks. We  have  tea  and coffee  from all over  the world not to mention all our cakes  and muffins  and  as Paul  calls  them sweets! Every single  one  is  calorie  free!

morning ,noon and night

I do  hope  you have had a better  week than I have ! If we were having Coffee . I would  tell you what a strange week I have had  a meds  change  only  two tablets   but they are  Tramadol which is a morphine  based tablet making them addictive. I have been working at  getting  my  pain management regime under control for over eighteen months.I had  managed  to get from 26 tablets  daily  to 10. I had  had  not help  from my original GP  he was just  happy  to deal with  me over  the phone  just  refilling  my  prescription not once checking  me out or  enquiring if I felt I could drop any of the tablets.

I managed to find a  friendly  and helpful pharmacist who recommended a cut  down regime  which I  followed! Two  months ago I changed  my  Doctors surgery. I now  have what seems to be intuitive, and caring  help . I have had a  small op, a change of  tablets  loads and loads of tests all to make sure things are all A Okay! Her latest idea  is  for me to drop the two remaining  Tramadol which I am. BUT  I am suffering  I am having  to cope  with withdrawal which my  dear friends is not  nice, not nice at all. Joints hurt, my back hurts, I have a runny nose  and I have fits of coughing and sneezing, I feel so low  almost depressed  but I know  the anxiety and fear is withdrawal induced. Nightmares  and being unable to breath or relax in the night, headaches and Oh! the tiredness. But  Day  Four and I am still standing.  She  has upped the Gabapentin  though . These  are a neuropathic pain killers. I have to take  these, one ,  three times a day ( I was taking one twice a day ) It is a trade off  but it should  keep the pain at  bay  when the withdrawal is over and I am back to my old self.

Right sorry enough of  me moaning, lets have some  hot chocolate  and brandy  and a huge piece of  calorie  free cake!! There is so  much here to choose from. So  come on  have your  fill, enjoy.

If we were having coffee :  I would  tell you we saw  the Newbie  on Friday  and  he  was such a joy , the hubby was over helping out  by  doing  a repair  job for our son and his wife I joined  him as  I was feeling  stressed and anxious due  to the above meds  situation. While  the little family  was out (our son having a day off) I did some ironing as I cannot  just sit around. Unfortunately I think I overstepped a line.

If we were having Coffee: I would  tell you that I am going  to try  and colour  my hair today . Of late  I have to admit I have let  the colour grow out . I had,  had it done black one  side and a subtle  red the other  the two colours feathering in to each other at  the rear! Well I do not feel like a trip to the hair dressers  so I am just going  black I am sure  the colour  will give a highlight effect.  I am doing this because  whilst out with a friend  we dropped into where I used to work and one of  the woman there asked  my  friend ( I had  gone in to the Ladies) ” Is  that  willow ? I hardly recognised her , she looked so normal” That  hurt so it is time to take action. I do not mind  normal  but …… well maybe I do.

If we were having Coffee: I tell you all about the wonderful  Autumn colours  and the fogs that are closing in on us. Sometimes  we have fog all day and it is damp and wet. Then a beautiful day may,  just as easily  emerge  through  the fog  and we can have beautiful Autumn sun. Mind  you  it is very difficult  to drive into low sun… especially  people  like  me under 5ft! I must not  moan  because it will be Winter soon and then it will be dark and cold  most of  the time!

IF WE WERE HAVING COFFEE:  I would say  lets  go and see what Paul’s  guest are up to lets  all mix  and have fun.  I would ask you if you would  like another  cuppa, or  another cake . !   If we were having Coffee  Original idea  from  http://parttimemonster.wordpress.com/ 

 

 Yea Mark 

 

 

 

24 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Eliz@MirthandMotivation
    Nov 16, 2014 @ 08:51:17

    Hi Willowdot, I love your post and if we were having coffee, I’d recommend some yoga exercises and a sauna. Hope you continue to feel better. Love the blog redesign. 🙂

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  2. Paul
    Nov 16, 2014 @ 10:40:09

    Hey Willow. Sounds like you had a rough week. I sure hope that the new regime of meds goes better. It is wonderful that you got a chance to see the Newbie this week – a joy indeed.

    That’s delicious looking cake Willow – you know I have a sweet tooth. I’ll have a peice please – the chocoate one with the shavings on top if you would be so kind. And i love the coffee with the cat face. 🙂

    thanks for the cuppa and cake Willow. It’s nice here by the fireplace yet I have to get back to our guests. May your next week be better than this one.

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    • willowdot21
      Nov 16, 2014 @ 12:54:17

      Thank you Paul I shall cope I always do, and yes a does of Newbie always helps. Yes the cake looks good you enjoy it !! Thank you so much for the visit and kind words. xxxxxxxxxx

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  3. ninjafrk77
    Nov 16, 2014 @ 13:09:26

    Hang in there! The bad feels won’t last forever. If we could all just drink lots of coffee and eat lots of cake we would all be doing great. Hehe.

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  4. Let's CUT the Crap!
    Nov 16, 2014 @ 15:07:44

    Sorry to hear you’ve been having problems with the meds and problems getting off. Nice to hear you sound upbeat though the going is tough. Kudos to you for trying.
    The Newbie will lift your spirits every time. Take doses as often as you can. 😀 😀

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  5. markbialczak
    Nov 16, 2014 @ 16:12:53

    I am hoping the withdrawal from too too many pills is over this week, my friend Willow. Your new doc and pharmacist are good for you, it sounds like to me.

    Yes, ironing at the newby house probably got the mother in a bit of a twist, hey? Can’t help yourself, can you?

    Hurts to be normal. You blog-writer-poetess-picture-taker Nano Poblano teammate friend, are way better than normal. 🙂 Thanks for the cuppa, Willow.

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    • willowdot21
      Nov 16, 2014 @ 17:22:59

      Hi Mark the tablet withdrawal will get a little worse before it gets better. I shall just persevere. Yes I have put my daughter in law in a twist as you say. I shall have to be more careful. 😦
      Glad you enjoyed the cuppa I am honoured by your presence Nana Poblana team leader. Xxxx

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  6. tesscol
    Nov 16, 2014 @ 22:08:08

    If we were having coffee I would ask how the change of hair colour went.You are always surprising us . Sorry to hear the daughter-in law didn’t appreciate you doing the ironing. Best stick to filling or emptying the dishwasher!!!…
    I would enjoy a piece of the chocolate cake with the coffee.
    I would tell you that I have been very unsettled this week. I find that I really look forward to an outing albeit that I have to go on my own but 2days later I feel utterly exhausted.It almost wipes out the pleasure of going. I did really enjoy my day with JP especially the trip up to the viewing platform in the Shard. He seems very proud of being a Battlefield Tour Guide and enjoys it very much
    Thanks for the invitation. I will drop in on Paul maybe tomorrow.

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    • willowdot21
      Nov 17, 2014 @ 22:10:41

      Dear Tesscol so sorry for late reply but the change in medication is proving harder than I had hoped. I am so glad you and JP had such a lovely time and I really liked the photos!! I am proud too of JP he really does enjoy his job. I am sorry that the trip has left you so tired but just think of the lovely memories you have made on those days.. better to do then be tired than not to have done at all!! Big hugs!!xxxxx ❤ 😉

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  7. Lisa
    Nov 16, 2014 @ 22:30:57

    Been there done that! Withdrawls are a bitch and a half! I grit my teeth and suffer through it. Probably not the best idea, but I am stubborn. Tramadol does help though.

    I let my color grow out too, go figure! I’ve never gone red before. I’m thinking of doing that for the winter. Chewing on it and such. I just can’t keep up with the blonde.

    Winter totally isn’t my season which is cool because spring will come again. I had something else to say, but I forgot. I’ve been medicated on cough syrup and my brain is fried, but hey! I’ve staved off the pneumonia. Go me! I think we have mono. I just can’t kick this shit. Here’s for a better week for both of us. Dragons can be good lucluck if they are Chinese. 😀 😀

    Love you, Willow! ♡

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    • willowdot21
      Nov 17, 2014 @ 18:37:17

      I am gritting my teeth too Lisa but it is the Tramadol I am trying to drop! So you can see my dilemma! I have gone raven b;ack and even through the stress and pain I am really pleased with it ‘Yea Me’ as you say!I do not like winter either but for other reasons but as you point out it does not last for ever!

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  8. bearspawprint
    Nov 22, 2014 @ 00:46:37

    Hugs. You’ll get there. <3<3<3

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    • willowdot21
      Nov 22, 2014 @ 03:50:36

      Yes no doubt I will. 🙂

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      • bearspawprint
        Nov 22, 2014 @ 04:33:22

        My Mother used to say “The squeaky wheel gets the grease.” Sometimes it is true. 🙂 Squeek really LOUD if you need some better grease.XXX

      • willowdot21
        Nov 22, 2014 @ 06:31:48

        I just haven’t got the energy Bear. xxx

      • bearspawprint
        Nov 22, 2014 @ 04:59:52

        I have done withdrawal from SSRI and quite a few other meds. I do currently take Gabapentin and other stuff, too. I have done withdrawal from all of the meds I currently take .. it is complicated, and it does not help my chipper upbeat personality or my kindly loving attitude to think about the reasons … Uh Oh! I’m gonna start cursing shortly and fighting the urge to break items in the dining room. It would take and entire book to start qualifying my comments. I have had two back surgeries, the second a nightmare that never ends. If you have specific questions, feel free to email. I don’t feel like a can write here in public, about the specifics. My frequent references to bitterness have to do with this very subject. There is a hint in this song:

      • willowdot21
        Nov 22, 2014 @ 08:31:08

        This is my third withdrawal over 15yrs. I concur with all you say
        I feel so low right now. No way am I going to drag you down via email with my problems. Let’s talk when I feel more myself that way I will not awake any nasty feelings for you.xxx I am grateful. Xx

      • bearspawprint
        Nov 22, 2014 @ 15:42:35

        Pfft. You feeling rotten, way over there on the other side of the ocean, is easy for me.

        You do not awaken nasty feeling in me, only admiration.

        However there are some folk more close by who do evoke nasty feelings. One in particular, by his obliviousness ….. Rrrrr!!!

        I am currently withdrawing from Lyrica. He has no idea.

        I am encouraged that you anticipate actually “feeling more like yourself”. <3<3<3

        Thank you for so very much. XXXX

      • willowdot21
        Nov 22, 2014 @ 17:01:04

        Thank you Bear , smiling at you! 😉

  9. bearspawprint
    Nov 22, 2014 @ 00:47:30

    My hearts didn’t heart HEART HEART HEART

    Reply

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