I’m on strong pain killers at the moment for an unknown chest pain, and they seem to be making me forget simple things. Today, someone asked me where my shoes were and I thought…
“Shoes… WTF are shoes?”
It was like I’d never heard the word before in my life.
The unknown chest pain (that will hopefully be known tomorrow arvo after a trip to my doctor) has been with me for about three weeks. It started as an annoying pain, and slowly progressed until this weekend when it became a ‘please knock me unconscious with a steel pole’ pain (or PKMUWASP pain for short). Breathing was hard, coughing was not done and sneezing was re-named ‘stabbing myself in the back’.
At first, I tried all possible over the counter medications to kill the PKMUWASP pain, but nothing helped ease it. So after two sleepless nights I went to a doctor, whom I’ve never seen before, and told him about the PKMUWASP pain. He said my cheat was clear and wanted me to get some X-rays done at the hospital. He then gave me a prescription for a pain killer (which I like to call it the ‘shoe forgetting medication’) and told me to rest. And rest I did. Not that I was given a choice in the matter, the shoe forgetting medication knocked me out without asking about a rest schedule first.
Tomorrow, I plan on asking for a different medication, one which will let me remember what shoes are and make resting decisions on my own.
I went to my doctor this arvo, it turns out it’s a back problem. My doctor said the name of it, but as with all medical things, it was too long to remember. It’s related to an old back/neck injury from a car accident, the injury is causing stress and damage else ware. My back isn’t in good shape and I need some physiotherapy to fix things. I was going to wait and try to get some health insurance first, but my mother said she’d pay for it since it’s causing damage. Damage is not good. So I have to rest this week then get some physio. And i’m still on the ‘shoe forgetting medication’ for the pain.