TL:DR – SC had to medicate PuzzlePaws for pain, so the next post will be late.
SC here, PuzzlePaws is feeling a touch under the weather. She had an ambitious post planned and was about halfway through the initial filming when her knee (which has almost NEVER been a problem before) declared that now was a good time to report Level 9+ pain for no reason (i.e. injury, impact, weather, etc).
She tried to tough it out and “walk it off” with only OTC painkiller and a muscle relaxer, but the knee wasn’t having any of it (9 -> 7). I caught her at it, dosed her with Rx painkillers, and sent her to bed for the rest of the day.
At this point, PuzzlePaws can’t string two words together and is grumpily sleeping. She should be fine in a couple of days (or in less pain).
Chronic diseases are like this. You’ll get some periods of time where the symptoms are tolerable to non-existent, and then…WHAM! Level 9-10+ pain. You can’t work through the pain, because it is ALL you can think about. When you medicate the pain, you can’t work because the medications steal your brains. (For reference, PuzzlePaws’ pain tolerance is about 2-3x higher than a bog-standard human’s. A “9” on her scale would put most people (likely unconscious and/or vomiting) in the hospital.)
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