Pain is under control now. Still there, but manageable. Managed to sleep for about 5 hours. Haven’t had any oxycodone since late last night. The Targin is a form of oxycodone with an additive that’s meant to alleviate the constipation. 2 of those every twelve hours plus paracetomol seems to be doing the trick. I’m bloody itchy as though.
Have maps out and am starting to plan my trip to Tassie to take my mind off things. Work is giving me the last week of school off to visit two other schools in Noosa and Samford to see how they do things. Will have the Friday of the 2nd last week off to start the ride down. Basically get three days to ride to Noosa so will do as much dirt detour as possible. Will follow the coast from Sydney down as I’ve never seen the south coast of NSW and I believe it’s quite picturesque. Not sure of the rest of my route, open to any and all suggestions. Never been west of the divide in NSW so want to head that way on the way home.
I know about the black market in opiates from when my late wife was terminal and consuming large amounts of them - her doctor joked or perhaps hinted to me that I could sell them for a lot if I wanted to. She knew we were doing it very tough financially.
If there’s any left they will go into my emergency stash - just in case.
Thankfully, while there’s been the threat of a few coughing fits they haven’t eventuated - even clearing my throat hurts and I hiccuped a couple of times last night after swallowing meds and even that hurt!