Aaaaaaah! I can't take it. I'm sick of these ups and downs. I'm off the Norco pain pill, which is awesome, but I'm still on the pain patch. They've been weaning me off of it, but now I think I'm going through withdrawals. The patch lasts 3 days and we were doing every 4 days for a while. We changed to every 5 days with this last box. Two more patches and then I'm done for good. But the days 4 and 5 are really rough. I get very sad and depressed...can barely eat and it's hard to sleep. I left work early today and I just called out of work tomorrow because it's day 5 and I just don't think I can do it. It's so hard. All I want to do is cry. Mike's been so good to me, so supportive. I don't know what I'd do without him.

On a bright note, the timing works out that I will get off my last patch the same time I go on vacation, so that's good in the sense that I won't have to deal with work while getting off of it, but
bad in the sense that it'll probably put a damper on my vacation.