Well, I found out one thing the last few days. I can’t handle 2 Neurontin pills 3 times a day, on top of 3 Primidone pills twice a day. I stayed in a stupor from Monday through Wednesday, trying to give my body a chance to adjust to the new meds level, but I just couldn’t take it. So, in order to enjoy Thanksgiving with my family, I took 1 Neurontin Thursday morning, and none at lunch. Then I took 1 with a light supper. I’m only taking one with each meal now, and we’ll see what the doctor says on Monday. If it weren’t for the “walking on Jello” feeling I have when my foot jerks unpredictably while I walk, I would put up with the shoulder jerks, rather than take the extra medicine. But I’m unsteady on my feet without the meds, plus seeing the slowing called Bradykinesia, and unsteady from being looped when I’m on them, plus the slowing. Go figure.
But we had a very good Thanksgiving together as a family, and I enjoyed being with everyone – especially our daughters. Of course, I enjoyed seeing our grandkids, but they spend most of their time texting and playing games, so we don’t see much of them. Our younger daughter cooked a beautiful turkey, and our older daughter did a lot of the other cooking. She made the girls shuck and scrape the corn. That was fun, because they had never done that before. It brought back memories, because it’s been many years since I shucked corn, either. I even got a great big hug from my “cool” grandson, which was extra special!
I must admit that all the hustle and bustle of preparing the food on Wednesday wore me out, even though I did very little to help. Mostly I just sat in a daze. LOL!
So I have a lot to be Thankful to God for this year. Our family has been through some rough times, but things are being dealt with as best we can, and with God’s grace, time will heal the worst of the wounds. We are so much more fortunate than many that there’s no way I can count all our blessings. Thanks be to God for His unspeakable Gifts!!!