Do you ever have those days when you can’t remember what you just did? I think I’m having one of those days … or well one of those moments.
My Crohn’s, as usual, is acting up again, and I’m in a lot of pain. A LOT of pain. One of the pain meds that I take I can take twice a day, every 12 hours. Well … I’ve been in pain all day, but it’s been worse since mid afternoon or so. I got caught up in my work though and forgot to go and take one of the pills. The last time I had taken one was at about 2 a.m.
I meant to take it earlier. Really I did.
So anyway, I just remembered and I walked into the kitchen to get one of the pills. I got distracted by my elderly neighbor in her yard hoeing the earth around her plants like she does three times a day. LOL
Then I went to the cupboard and I know I got out a Tylenol. I remember that. I’ve got a fever and I needed the Tylenol as well as a pain med. However, I think I took one of my mild short acting pain pills rather than my long lasting time released pain pills.
I can’t remember.
BTW it’s the pain that’s messing with my memory … not any other pain meds because I don’t have any other pain meds in my system. This will be the first that I’ve taken today … which is why I’m in so much pain.
I’m at least 90% sure that I didn’t open the small pill bottle and take out the long acting medicine. But … if I believe that and take one now and I’m wrong I’ll have two long acting pain pills in my system. It’s oxycontin so I don’t want to O.D. on it.
Short of gagging myself and bring up the pills I just took so I can discover what they were … what do I do?
Trust my vague memory that I did not take the pill I had wanted to take?
Or not take any chances and wait until 7 a.m. to take that pill again – 12 or more than 24 hours after the last one depending upon if I just took one or not?
The part of me that’s in pain says “take the pill, you didn’t take it.” and the nurse side of me says “don’t take a chance, wait.”