Feb 212018

Well, thanks to the wonders of pharmaceuticals I’m at least able to write a blog for today.

As Greg White posted for me yesterday, after checking me over on Monday the chiropractor was afraid to do any adjustments because she suspected my problem might be a kidney stone. She advised me to go to an emergency room, which we did. After a shot of morphine, a thorough exam, and a CAT scan, they couldn’t find any evidence of a kidney stone and decided that what I’m dealing with is a pinched nerve. This is what I suspected all along because I’ve had it before, though never to this intensity.

The ER sent me home with a prescription for a stronger muscle relaxant than the VA gave me, along with a prescription for a couple of days of Percocet, and the suggestion that I go back to the chiropractor and see what they could do for me.

As I’ve said before, I don’t like taking drugs, but I have to say that right now I’m really in love with Percocet. I took one of those, sat down in a chair propped up with pillows, and slept for most of the next 18 hours. I’ve never slept that much in a 24-hour period!

I went back to the chiropractor yesterday afternoon and was able to walk in under my own power instead of in a wheelchair like I had to do the day before. She still had some concerns, but based on the ER doctor’s recommendation, gave me an adjustment. I will go back on Friday for another one.

Meanwhile, I know the pain is still there, though it’s greatly reduced because it’s being masked by the drugs. I’m not comfortable, but at least I’m not in agony like I was. Hopefully we can get this behind us so we can get on with life.

In other news, a few people have been asking if we sold our motorhome yet. No, the Winnebago is still on consignment at PPL in Houston. We are really disappointed, because we (and the folks at PPL) thought it would be gone by now, given the amount of traffic they get through there. We have had a couple of deals fall through because the people couldn’t get financed. I think that’s going to be the problem. It’s a 2002, and financing is very difficult to get on a motorhome of that age, no matter how nice it is. So it will have to be a cash deal.

I have good news for those of you who prefer printed books over e-books. The print version of Badge Bunny, the third book in my John Lee Quarrels series, is now available on Amazon and you can order it at this link. Big Lake Snowdaze, the 13th book in my Big Lake series, is also now available in print. Click this link to order it.

I had hoped to release my next John Lee book by the end of this month, but with everything going on, I’m behind schedule. So you can expect it sometime in March.

In closing, once again I want to thank all of you for your kind words, emails, blog comments, and prayers. They really do help. Now it’s about time for me to take another pill and go back to Happyland.

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  3 Responses to “The Wonders Of Pharmaceuticals”

  1. Those happyland pills keep you from doing things you shouldn’t be doing because you are too busy sleeping. This is a good thing. How else would they keep a type A guy like you down? I’m rooting for you to give it time to get better; I’ll still be here when you come back. So, just give it a rest, Nick. 🙂

  2. Glad you are better. I spent a whole winter getting over a pinched nerve several years ago. Hope your experience goes quicker.

  3. Well after having kidney stones twice I can say the pain is intense but at least once you pass them the relief is almost immediate. However there can be complications so I can’t say not having them is bad news. I hope you get back to “normal” shorty.

    I had saw your RV was still on the lot but hadn’t mentioned it as figured it not swelling could be a bit of a sore point. Too big to interest us as we much prefer smaller units. Had a gas RV about that year that a woman hit us in the side and totaled down in Mississippi.

    It looks like PPL has a ton of RV on consignment right now..
    It seems like high dollar and real low dollar units are what is selling right now and the middle is stagnant..

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