I did sleep better last night. I couldn't get to sleep, so did end up taking the medication. I slept well enough that the pain is much more bearable today. It will take me a while to build up more energy to deal with it, but at least, when I really need them, I will have the tools. It is so reassuring to go to the doctor and have your questions listened to and answered. It really really makes a difference in how you view your illness.
I wish I had some thought-provoking, interesting stuff to talk about. All I have to say is that cinnamon Teddy Grahams are excellent, as is getting off the pain killers further so I can eat.