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 




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