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skeye
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   Posted 10/15/2008 11:26 AM (GMT -7)   
The past two days have been just awful for me pain wise. I just want to scream, I'm so frustrated & hurting so much. It's one of those days where nothing seems to help, and all I want to do is rip my eye out (don't worry, I know better than to do that). I wish I could just curl up in bed & try to let the the rest of the day pass me by, but I've got mounds of work to do, which is going to be nearly impossible, not to mention even more painful, in my current state.

I've got another week and a half left till I see my pain doc again. Saw my pcp the other week & he made me promise to be more aggressive with the pain doc because clearly my pain is not being managed well. I guess I just need some support until then. I know everyone here can relate to what I'm going through in one way or another.

Hope everyone else's day is going better than mine.

Skeye

ekkorose
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   Posted 10/15/2008 11:52 AM (GMT -7)   
Skeye,

I am sorry your day is going so rough. Hang in there!

Hysterectomy at 25

4 laproscopic surgeries since 24

 

Meds - vicodin : nexium : skelaxin : klonopin

 

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mrsm123
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   Posted 10/15/2008 2:07 PM (GMT -7)   
Me too Skye. Can you get in to see your PM sooner?
Sandi
PLIF/TLIF Fusion w/Instrumentation L4-5 Spondololysthesis L4-5.Laminectomies L4-5, foraminal stenosis L3-4, L4-5, L5-S1, herniations L3-4, L4-5, L5-S1, central canal stenosis L3-4, L4-5 and L5-S1
POST OP CES 3/30-06
Neurogenic Bladder and Bowel, bilateral numbness legs and feet
Revision for failed Back surgery, pseudoarthrosis L4-5, hemilaminectomies L3-4, L4-5, L5-S1, bmp added to revision fusion, replaced two bent screws that were reversing out of vertebrae - August 2, 2007
On going back pain and neuropathic pain, failed back surgery, consult for scs, decided not to do that at this point.
Adhesive Arachnoiditis also......just what I didn't need..9/08- adding bilateral ulnar neuropathy with severe compression to the mix. They want me to see a surgeon for ulnar nerve surgery, but I'm not biting.
I've seen enough surgeons over the last few years.


PAlady
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   Posted 10/15/2008 4:11 PM (GMT -7)   
Awe, Skeye, I'm so sorry to hear you're not doing well but you're right, we do understand. I'm beginning to understand just how much the change of weather affects me, and from reading here I know I'm not alone.

Is there anything medication wise that might help and, if so, would your PCP be wiling to give you something to help until you can get to your PM doc? I'm a little annoyed that your PCP puts it on you to push your PM. Seems like your PCP should do that, as our lives are hard enough, let alone we get "those" looks when we ask for more help with pain from so many docs.

WIsh I could help more, but I sure do understand and am sending you warm thoughts.

PaLady

skeye
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   Posted 10/15/2008 5:03 PM (GMT -7)   
Thanks everyone for the support & understanding! It's so great to be able to come to this site where everyone can empathize because we are all fighting pain in one form or another!

I did try to get in to see the PM earlier, but isn't going to work out. I have to drive an hour and a half there & I'm in class most of the day, so there isn't a large enough window of time that I'm available & they open before my appointment at the end of next week, so I'm just going to have to ride this thing out. While my PCP is pushing me to talk more to the PM, but he's also pushing him as well. He sent him a letter, as well as his notes from when I saw him. He actually seems the most understanding about all my docs. He himself is more than willing to try new routes with me, but he wants only one person to be in charge of the situation, and since I'm seeing a pain doc, the PM is in control. He did tell me one thing that I could try in the meantime, although I'm slightly scared to do it, because that would mean changing the way I take my meds with out the PM's approval (and I've read horror stories here). He said not to worry about it, because if anyone got in trouble with the PM, it would be him & he'd take the blame for it, but still I'm hesitant. But if I'm this bad again tomorrow I might give it a try. I can't take this too much longer.

PAlady
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   Posted 10/15/2008 5:16 PM (GMT -7)   
It's just pathetic we have to worry about these things on top of pain, right? If it was a medication for any other condition, we'd just follow the change recommended by our PCP until we got in to see the specialist. No big deal. That should be the case for us, too! Maybe if you decide to follow your PCP's advice you could call your PM's office and let them know - or make sure your PCP has it in his notes.

Oh, heck, this is crazy, isn't it?

PaLady

ladyred
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Date Joined Jul 2008
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   Posted 10/15/2008 5:28 PM (GMT -7)   

Dear Skeye,

Im so sorry to hear that you are having such a bad time of it lately.  It always seems to be bad when we have so much more on our plate.  If you think you are goona cause problems with your other doc why not just give him a call and tell him whats up so that hes in the loop.  He should be able to return your call at the very least and save you a trip there and back.

I really hope things inprove with you and whatever this other doc suggested helps out!

Take care and wishing you  well

Lara


skeye
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   Posted 10/15/2008 6:10 PM (GMT -7)   
This is all really is quite ridiculous. I don't even take all that much meds at the moment & I'm already worried about this sort of thing. I could give the PM's office a call, although I'm not sure how far that will get me. They have one of those automated systems, where you inevitably end up at a voice-mail box & never know if anyone actually gets your message. They say they will call back within 24hrs, but they never do.

I hate it! I can't tell you how many times I have left messages & no one has called, and days later, when I finally get to talk to a human being, they say "oh, we never got your message." I'm like, "well I only left it on the machine five times!" grrr! It took me five weeks to get the name of my acupuncturist, when I was told that they'd have it for me 3 days after my appointment. At the rate it takes for them to return phone calls, or finally reach a human being, it'll be about time for my appointment.

So frustrating!
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