1. Pain Med Side Effects
I'm woozy and sleepy most of the time. (Courtesy of the Vicodin I take at night) I'm on a pain patch during the day which also makes me sleepy AND alters my taste buds. So sometimes things taste wrong. (Sausage and Eggs? You mean bowl full of dirty pennies?)
2. Scary Possible Side Effects
I'm constantly on guard because the meds BOTH have the possibility of shredding my stomach lining, wrecking my liver, and destroying my kidneys. It's a little scary.
I don't know what I did to hurt myself...if I did anything at all. So I'm suddenly super careful because I don't want to reinjure myself. No I can't lift a kid, push the couch, bend over to get laundry, etc...I don't know which action CAUSED THIS. I also can't work out....which extra sucks.
4. Inconsistent Pain
There is no one motion/movement that triggers the pain. Sometimes I can bed at the waist, sometimes it shoots across my ribcage. Sometimes I can lay on my left side, sometimes it's agony. Sometimes I sit with no pain at all until I get up...and sometimes it hurts all the time.