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09:50 am - April, April, laugh thy girlish laughter
And the moment after
Show thy vicious claws.

One probably shouldn't trust the Weather Network forecasts overmuch- neither the scientific rigor of Environment Canada nor the adjusted for location moderation of Wunderground. The general trend for the week is the same on all but TWN expresses it the most strikingly: Monday high 20, Tuesday high 2. Shades of '03 with its high of 26 the day before Sonya was born and high of 4 the day after.

S-i-l was out gardening in yesterday's modest mid-50s F warmth. Tripped on a root, put a hand out to catch herself (the left, in small mercies fashion), luckily didn't break anything but did compact the wrist and arm bones. Is in plaster from wrist to elbow and was most uncomfortable yesterday evening when I went to sit with her while bro got belated painkillers from pharmacy. She maintains that most of the malaise was from the morphine they gave her which leaves her deeply nauseated. Can't think why that drug is considered dangerously addictive: either it doesn't work, or the side effects are hideous. Mind, both are true of percoden and people go after that too.
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From:mvrdrk
Date:April 14th, 2014 08:50 am (UTC)
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I'm sorry to hear she's injured herself. I get the worst headaches and nausea from many of those things, too, so she has all my sympathy!
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From:flemmings
Date:April 14th, 2014 11:24 am (UTC)
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Thank you. She was feeling much better yesterday after the morphine got out of her system.

Does make me worry about hospital pain management though, if one ever needs it.
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From:mvrdrk
Date:April 14th, 2014 05:36 pm (UTC)
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There are non-codine (codine, and synthetics like oxycodone, hydrocodone), non-morphine based pain killers out there. Some people can take synthetic codines, but not the normal codine, etc. So you have to have an indepth discussion with the doctors before hand and there is some trial and error involved. What worked for me, as it turns out, is 'tramadol' (also an opiate, but different from the morphine related ones somehow). And which is commonly what they give dogs. A friend brought me liver treats when I got home from last year's incident. LOL!
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From:flemmings
Date:April 15th, 2014 12:26 am (UTC)
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Codeine and I have never had any problems except when it comes in conjunction with aspirin. Good to know though that there's non-codeine available. Tramadol rings bells; I shall keep it in mind.

Refresh my memory: what incident was that?
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From:mvrdrk
Date:April 15th, 2014 12:40 am (UTC)
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Open heart surgery.
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From:flemmings
Date:April 15th, 2014 01:35 am (UTC)
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Crikey! How could I forget that??!!
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From:mvrdrk
Date:April 15th, 2014 05:26 am (UTC)
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LOL! Best to forget!

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