I guess I have to say no to drugs.

The doctor gave me a prescription for pain. Perc0cet*. And seeing as how I’ve been in a lot of pain recently (see: kidney stones and infection of something-or-other,) I’ve taken it a few times. But only three times, to be exact.

Why only three times? Because the darn stuff gives me headaches.

Yes, headaches. I wake up in the morning feeling like I want to die. The pain from my abdomen isn’t bothering me as much. No, the throbbing, head is going to explode feeling distracts me from any other pain that may be lingering. So in that case, I guess the perc0cet is working well – I’m not even feeling the kidney stone pain.

I’m disappointed because there goes my life as a suburban mom hopped up on painkillers. There goes my appearance on Oprah where I talk about how addicted I was and how the one time I endangered my children lives while high on painkillers made me realize that I needed help. There goes my stay in rehab. And also the book I would write explaining my horrible descent into the drug trade and my subsequent rise above it all. I get none of that now.

And you know, part of me wonders why it is I cannot even take a simple painkiller without having some sort of reaction to them. What is up with me?!?

* I spelled it like that – with a zero instead of an o – because I don’t really want a lot of hits on my site from people google-ing names of painkillers. I averaged 3 hits a day from google searches of being Boo-ed, so I can’t even imagine what kind of hits drug names will get you.


One response to this post.

  1. Posted by sara on 11/03/2006 at 5:08 pm

    oprah. i’ll be the guest that comes on right after you. my addiction (i’ve mentioned it before a few times) ~ NYQUIL. i think about it EVERY night and sometimes durning the day. although, it’s been a few nights now without it, but still, i can definitly relate. oh, and how do you tell how many times your page gets hits or whatever????


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