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Ok, my mother never really takes pain killers. She's NEVER taken a non-narcotic pain killer stronger than Celebrex. I wanted to monitor her reaction to it, because of all of the other meds she was on, so I talked her into taking one after dinner.

First, she asked if it meant it was working if her head felt kind of empty. (Yeah, other than the fact that it's empty some of the time anyway)

Second, she told me that she hasn't been this relaxed and stress-free in years.

Thirdly, she said she felt she was floating.

Then, I noticed her eyes were closed, yet her knee was bouncing rapidly.

Dear God! My mother was high and just riding along with it. She did finally say she wasn't sure if she liked that feeling, being so out of control, but she DID state that she felt no pain in her back or her fingers, which are so worn from arthritis that some no longer bend.

I just told her it takes time to be functional on many meds, and this one is no different. I've taken it when I need pain relief for my back for about 2 years now. If it gets bad, I pop two and don't take any more the rest of the day. It takes the edge off the pain, but you have to learn how to work around it.

Is it mean to think it's funny when your mom is on drugs?


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Apr. 11th, 2006 02:53 pm (UTC)
LOLLL!!!!! oh my god that is so hilarious. same thing happened to my grandmother. she had a bad spill; nothing broke, but she was in a lot of pain. so, of course, they gave her something for it. must've been something good because the next day she said, "i need to go to the doctor! those painkillers made me feel funny--i was all lightheaded and sleepy, so i got scared so i threw them away. can you believe that?!?" i said, "GRAM!!!! what did you do THAT for?!?" the inner me said, "damn it! i could have taken those off your hands! wait! maybe the trashman hasn't come yet!" but the me that actually spoke said, "um, well, did you throw them away? because, i mean...then you can at least maybe get your money back...."

it was so funny.
Apr. 11th, 2006 05:07 pm (UTC)
Lol. Nope not mean. Boy did that put a smile on my face though. I'm glad she's not in any pain. Keeping you guys in my thoughts.
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