Vicodin

I spent all day in pain, 4/5 of 10, which isn’t terrible. But it was all.day.long. No breaks, nothing helped. I was at the point of tears around 2pm, and at 3pm thought of canceling a client at 4pm. Aspirin, Meloxicam, and something else didn’t work. I popped a vicodin when I got home at 5:30pm. It’s 7pm, and I’m still in pain. Maybe my personal judgement of pain scales is skewed: I go to work/hiking/Mass/etc with a migraine. I don’t bother to chart them any more anyhow. Maybe what I think is a 4 or 5 would be someone else’s 7 or 8? I can’t tell. I’m only wondering since the vicodin isn’t working, and barely worked yesterday. I’m scheduled for physical therapy on Wednesday, and f/u appointment with the GP/PCP on Thursday. I’m bummed since the course of pill-based steroids only relieved my sx for about 1.5 weeks, and my other arm is starting to get strained from picking up the slack caused by my left side. The numbness & tingling is returning, and my shoulder joint is shooting pain, I feel like a neural ping-pong arcade game. Ding, ping, poing, grimace, curse, pop pill, ping, ding, aw hell.