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Sep 12, 2016 6:14 PM

Last night was a high pain night. I took some narcotics hoping to sleep. Sometimes it works. Sometimes it doesn't. Last night it didn't. Now here's what you need to know about me on pain meds: I become a totally jumpy frady cat. I'm like the dumb girl in a B-movie horror film. It's ridiculous.

Here's what else you need to know. 1.) I have an over-the-top, completely unreasonable, there is no talking me down from it, full on Phobia of mice. 2.) I live on a farm surrounded by farms. 3.) Our neighbors tore their house down and are rebuilding on the same site. Mice run from heavy machinery. 4.) In an attempt to provoke me to murder, my 19 yr old left the ground level window to his pig sty of a room standing open for DAYS because he lost his key and didn't want to pay the $2 to have a new one made. 5.) We now have mice in our basement and our son is lucky to be alive.

So last night was the perfect storm. Mouse invasion. Pain med psychosis. Exhaustion. So there I am. Sitting with my little 8 yr old, snuggling him as he falls asleep when the toys in his bin shift. I, very calmly, jerk my entire body into a sitting position as I scream out or my husband and my son laughs hysterically. Very calming for bedtime.

Hours later I'm walking down the stairs when I step on a Beenie baby's head. It sure felt like a mouse...I sure did scream! Then my 14 yr old, who is savvy enough to seize the opportunity to scare mom when it arises, keeps saying things like, "What was that?!" as he points to random corners, or he'd sneak up behind me and say, "MOM!" And I'd scream and jump. Thankfully, I'm just coherent enough to be able to laugh along with my family when I'm acting like a total spaz.

See? Chronic pain can be fun!

Sep 12, 2016 6:23 PM

LMAO!!! Oh, that's just too funny.. I'm sorry, but I almost wet my pants ready this.. I love mice, rats, all kinds of rodents, have had them as pets along with hamsters, gerbils, Guinea pigs, etc. I have a ferret and a prickly little hedgehog named Bristle. My favorite things are horror movies and strange animals... LOL!! (I love ALL animals). If I was in your position and my son came up behind me and scared me though, I wouldn't be responsible for how many teeth he found on the floor.. I would have also strangled him for letting the mice in!! (Ahhh, life on a farm.. I love it!!!)
Thanks for the giggle and I hope that your pain has lessened and that you get rest tonight.😊😂😜

Sep 12, 2016 6:27 PM

Thank you thank you thank you

Sep 12, 2016 6:48 PM

Thanks for sharing....smiles from me!

Sep 12, 2016 9:44 PM

Glad I am not the only one with irrational phobias, shreaking and screaming. Thanks for sharing, it was a great story. Now you need to plan the revenge on the kiddos! Could be fun...

Sep 12, 2016 9:59 PM

Have you ever seen the weeping angels episode of Dr Who? I found an excellent weeping angel mask. I'm just biding my time!! 😂😂😂

Sep 12, 2016 10:08 PM

Lol! I resemble that phobia with Yellowjackets. I will knock people down trying to get away. 😖

Sep 12, 2016 10:15 PM

Alwayz- NO WAY would l ever have a mouse or a rat for a pet. I'd rather shower with a bear. We do have a number of animals, including three Guinea pigs. I call them the "nasty rats", much to the great dismay and disgust of my children. 😁😁 I would LOVE to have a hedgehog. I've wanted one for years. Right now my favorite pets are my chickens. I love to watch them waddle around the yard and I absolutely love that they eat all of the bugs! We get blue, green and brown eggs. My kids named the hens. They are the best at naming animals. Some of the hens are called Jeffery, Nugget, and Fluffy...we had a black dog called Flashlight, an orange bearded dragon called Dorito, a Tom cat called Diane, and a goldfish that lived for six years called Uncle Fish. I pretty much give them free reign on names because I get such a kick out of what they come up with.

Sep 12, 2016 10:34 PM

That's hilarious. Im jumpy without meds and I'm terrified of spiders. Of course there's none in our house ever. 😋

Sep 19, 2016 10:15 AM

OMG! I didn't know whether to laugh with you or not. Although I got a good giggle from this I am so able to relate. I have a spider phobia! I almost knocked my sister's head off one day when she through a rubber spider at me. I hope this finds you feeling much improvement. love and prayers! 🙂💕🙏🌸

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