You know every once in a while you think *maybe* just maybe you don't need all these pain meds anymore? Miraculously you might be "better" and you let the hours between doses lapse. Maybe over 2 days even, you kinda don't worry about how close you take your usual doses.
Then you wake up in screaming agony. A very harsh reminder that yup, you fecking hurt. A lot. That without that much needed pain medication, the level of pain you really have has Volume and depth. Holy crap was I stupid. Now it'll be hours and hours of shallow breaths and not daring to move, terrified of twinging that which will scream a painful reminder that …
I have a very chronic pain issue. Not to be messed with or toyed with. Not to be scoffed at or lessened by "its no big deal, I can handle it". Take yer goddamn meds and be glad you have them.
Owie :( oh yes, that's a childish whimper. Definitely.