42 Day Twenty Nine

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.

Can I leave the house

Fear is eating me up

I am as scared as a mouse

Keep checking the doors

They’re locked it can be done

Step out into the sun

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24 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Ritu
    May 31, 2018 @ 11:12:08

    These cheritas are really good sis. I’m feeling your struggle πŸ’œ

    Reply

  2. Jane Dougherty
    May 31, 2018 @ 17:56:26

    If you’ve got sun, don’t waste itβ€”go out and recharge those batteries.

    Reply

  3. Judy E Martin
    Jun 01, 2018 @ 12:17:56

    Don’t become a prisoner to it, Sis. You can break out and walk in the sunshine πŸ™‚

    Reply

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