Saturday, September 2, 2017

Things Are Not as Bad as They Were for Jim

Wednesday and Thursday were just horrible.  At one point I was seriously considering taking Jim to the ER at Valley and getting him readmitted to the spine floor.  His back muscles had started spasming and it was really painful.  Friday was better.  We managed a trip to Costco and a big grocery shopping at Safeway.  That included some walking since we park at the far end of the parking lots to avoid door dings from other cars.  Today’s pain levels are better than yesterday.  Jim is now down to oxy every 6 hours instead of every 4.  We’re not sure how to continue the taper.  Longer time intervals or fewer drugs?  It’s a difficult choice because if it was wrong, pain ensues.

The allergic dermatitis is not as itchy and it’s not as red as it was.

So, we’re pretty happy things are better.


It’s hot again.  The high today is supposed to be 90.  90! In Seattle.  I guess the old, cold and wet summers are a thing of the past.


  1. Glad to hear that today was a better day! Just sorry Jim has had to suffer so much. I know that is tough on you as you feel so helpless when your SO is in pain. I am crossing all extremities that things continue to get better from here on out! Oh -- as for the meds, my doc told me to increase the time between doses as much as I could as I tapered off....

  2. Finally, things are looking up! Good to hear Jim's pain is decreasing.
    Just saw it's supposed to be warmer than normal this fall for the west. Our new normal?