I'm Retired USAF, went back to school and became an RN, and now am on ful disalbility!
Degenerative Disc (affecting mostly the thorasic disc but all levels involved), C6/7 laminectomy/diskectomy& fusion, Osteoarthritis, Ulcerative colitis, Chronic Pain, Fibromyalgia, Complex Sleep Apnea, and host of other things to spice up my life!(NOT!)
Medications: Oxycontin, Percocet, Baclofen, Sulfasalazine, Metoprolol, Folic Acid, Supplemental O2 at 3lpm with VPAP Adapt SV
We are all in the same boat...unfortunatley it seems like it's sinking...
Post Lamenectomy Syndrome
Hemi Lamenectomy/Spinal Fusion(Lumbar)
120 mg. Methadone daily /15 mg. Oxycodone as needed
Type 2Diabetes : (March 16, 2009)
Metformin 500 mg. twice daily
My thoughts and prayers are with you. Hospice is absolutely fantastic. My husband of 43 yrs died from cancer. I do not think I could have survived it without Hospice.
Try to relax as much as possible - I know that is very difficult but it will help with your pain. Worry today about what you can do something about. If you can't do anything about it today put it in a worry jar and forget about it until tomorrow. Then take it out again and look at it and apply the same test. It really helps.