42, Day Twenty Seven.

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.

Why should I stop the pill

It’s too difficult and it hurts

Skin crawling , energy in spurts

The medication is not needed

The want in my brain is seeded

I feel so ill, I must stop the pills.

16 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Ritu
    May 31, 2018 @ 09:56:26

    Interesting take sis πŸ’œ

    Reply

  2. Judy E Martin
    Jun 01, 2018 @ 10:15:54

    Oh Sis, it must be so hard going through this withdrawal. I am sorry I haven’t been around much but please know I am behind you, cheering you on through the worst of it and celebrating as you manage to get over each bad patch. πŸ’–πŸ’–πŸ’–

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  3. Betty Hayes Albright
    Jun 02, 2018 @ 23:53:15

    Willow, I’m thinking of you and sending you encouragement and strength. Also wishing your doctors were more willing to help you through this weaning process. Hang in there, you’re doing well! ❀️❀️

    Reply

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