42 Day Thirty

Jane Dougherty has come up with a theme for May . It is 42, now Jane describes it thus: “42 after Douglas Adams’ answer to the question of life, the universe and everything. The form is like the Cherita in its structure with a bit of added interest. The first line/stanza asks a question or makes a statement that begs a question, the second stanza/two lines sets the scene or the background, the last stanza/three lines answers the question or resolves it in some way.

Today’s Cheritas from day 27 to day 31 are about my ( I hope) last few weeks of weaniny myself off of Gabapentin. It’s a neauropathic pathic 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. With no great help from the doctors who just want to hand them out like sweats to keep you quite. This week I am altinating between one hundred mgs morning and night one day and just one hundred grams in the evening on the alternate day. It is hard,harder than I thought. This last part is so hard I just want to reach for the pills. So you guys can help me by listening to me writing it out. A big thank you for baring with me.

Sleep has deserted me

Night hours drag hot then cold

The Night Terrors are set free

A thousand spiders crawl

But I will beat them all

I shall be survive and be free

23 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Ritu
    May 31, 2018 @ 10:18:37

    You can do it! You got this sis πŸ’ͺπŸ½πŸ’œ

    Reply

  2. Jane Dougherty
    May 31, 2018 @ 19:57:58

    Those night spiders aren’t real. Sleeplessness is awful, but the nightmares are in your head, honestly.

    Reply

  3. Judy E Martin
    Jun 01, 2018 @ 10:21:07

    This must be one of the worst parts Sis. If you can’t sleep and are plagued by nightmares, then try getting up and maybe writing a blog or doing some housework or anything that will take your mind off it. I know it is easier said than done, but I have found that it helps a little for me. Keep strong. πŸ’–πŸ’–

    Reply

  4. Lynz Real Cooking
    Jun 01, 2018 @ 20:01:34

    You can meet this challenge! You are strong!!!! xoxo

    Reply

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