Hey Skeeter,glad to see you got a change at least,means your Doc is at least listening to your complaints.
Morphine is alot of folks savior and some nightmares and this again is based on individual reaction.
The only annoying side effects I can think of are nausea,lethargy and alot of people complain of being brainfogged. Sometimes they go away the longer you take it. Anything other or worse then this needs to be reported to your Doc,
great news on the power chair and I try not to use mine awhole lot but there are times and instances where I couldnt live without it.
Thank you for your input.
I did make it a point to see the PM Dr. face to face not just the resident. I brought up the issue of incorrect scripts, he assured me that he would look into it. See him again next week. I now check everything before I exit the Dr' office. As to the pharmacy, in the past I have phoned ahead to see if they have the script in stock, and they promised me that they had enough in stock, but upon submitting the script they do not, and I end up going elswhere. The pharmacy staff in the past checked their safe, not sure if there is anything I can do if they give false information. I will be trying to fine tune this monthly ritual as I am sure I am not alone. And as to the "looks" I get refilling narcotics, my daughter is now working as a pharmacy tech, we will see what happens, and yes I told her not to give Pm people an attitude. Ha ha
Skeeter, I hope that this change will bring you lots of relief. You certainly deserve it. Did your Doc order a CT scan or MRI to find out what's going onin your back? She should have. After all, she's telling you she thinks you've ruptured a disc and that you may need surgery.
The reason I ask is because if the disc, or anything else is applying pressure to the spinal cord, it's IMPERATIVE to know that and correct it ASAP. If the pressure?injury goes untreated for too lon, it can cause permanent damage to the cord. My FIL had small metastatic tumors all along his spine and ended up literally stuck in the bed. He laid there for 4 days, over a long weekend calling only his Doc. The idiot (Doc, that is) never returned the call and no matter what we did, we couldn't convince him to let us get him to the hosp until he talked to his Doc. Welll, eventually we got him in and the Neurosurgeon said that if he had waited another 24-48 hours, the damage would have been permanent. Sure, he did have terminal cancer, but he was able to walk for the next 3 years -right up until he finally passed away. So please, push your Doc to address the cause of your increase in pain and lack of mobility. This is a real quality of life issue and you deserve answers and relief.