Sunday, 25 January 2009

Hot Coals And Needles

I may have a problem posting over the next few days. My left shoulder is on fire, burning as if a hot coal has been pushed into the socket. Meanwhile my right knee has equally hot needles inserted under the kneecap. I'm not sure what I've done but I wish hadn't done it.

Sober analysis of the situation causes me to accept that I have probably damaged the shoulder trying to persuade my weakened left arm to behave normally. Just now I can't even lift a sandwich from a plate to my mouth, even with cunning use of balance and leverage of the wrist and elbow. My knee seems to be twisting during hoisted transfers, particularly in and out of bed. The resulting injuries are relatively minor but are exacerbated by constant repetition. I can't not eat and I have to get in and out of bed. It's all a little wearing.

Now, exactly how much Morphine Sulphate is it safe to take?