Post Edited (PAlady) : 6/7/2009 10:48:39 PM (GMT-6)
Best of luck today! I know first hand how people at work truly do not understand the level of pain you are dealing with. You are being dedicated, they see it as you "if you can work it can't be that bad". I lived that for 3 years and when I finally gave notice, EVERYONE was shocked...I wanted to shout......Unfortunately, until someone actually experiences something similar they really can't relate. This is WHY you MUST take the time you need to recuperate and put yourself FIRST for a change!
You are in my Prayers!
PALady, Lindaloo, CShelp and Anice good luck today too( hope I didn't forget anyone! May all the rest of us have a low pain day!
Post Edited (golitho) : 6/8/2009 6:41:51 PM (GMT-6)
Thanks all for the support. It was not a very good day. I will try and post more later as I am in alot of pain and not many options. Hope the rest had a good day. I am concerned about Cshelp and how her day went. Blessings!
How awful, can you call your PMD for help? When I had knee replacement a few years ago, the Ortho surgeon would not give me anything but Darvocet....after being on Percocet this was like taking a placebo...not only did I go through withdrawal but the pain was unbearable. I ended up calling my PMD who was in shock over this situation. The Ortho asked why I would need pain medication if I had a Cervical Fusion...in his experience I was fixed.????? DUH!
I am so sorry this is happening to you....
Post Edited (fatherjohn) : 6/9/2009 11:51:11 AM (GMT-6)
I might make it. I was not sure when I tried to sleep last night. I just got up and walked around the house a bit. I really don't want to be whiney, sniffling, moaning baby so I'll watch what I say. Everything was mixed up at the hospital. I guess I was not supposed to shave my back as they were going to cancel as they did not want the liability of me getting an infection because I used a razor. I told the nurse I used an electric razor. She told a small lie. She changed it from I shaved the day before to I shaved 4 days ago.
Then came the anesthesiaologist. He asked me what meds I took the night before. So I told him including the 15 mg of methadone. He blew a gasket. How could I take 15 mg when I am supposed to take 5 three times a day. Simple I said, my PMS oked it. Then I mentioned to him that I was t be awake for part of the surgery as the had to make sure the paddlers were positioned right. At this he said that was not in the orders and he left. He asked in an outside voice where the surgeon was. He was late so people were not happy. After the surgery, my pms told me he was questioned by the anesthesioligist if he knew how to prescribe methadone. I did not take their pain shots in recovery as my bladder does not want to work and you can't go home until you fill the little bottle. Latter the PMS came in and he knew I was not using the pain meds so I could pee (the surgeon know I have this problem so he had extra liquids pushed through the IV). I asked if he was going to write a script so I could deal with the pain at home. That is when he told me he was not going to give me anything and was going to refer me to a pain psych. The nurse and my wife both about fell over. After he left, the nurse told me to find a new doctor. The surgeon knew from last surgery that the bladder was an issue so he tried to help. I had 4 caths put in and taken out in 4 days last surgery and ended up extending my bladder almost the size of a 2 liter bottle. They were afraid I would have to use a cath for the rest of my life.
After the PMS left, and I filled enough of the bottle I was readt to leave as I was hurting and upset. They checked my blood pressure and we had a problem. They waited a short time and it was too high so the would not dismiss me. The nurse did not want to call the pms so she checked the chart and the surgeon gave orders for post op and the nurse said it was stretching it but she would give me a nice shot to handle the pain and hopefully bring the bp down. After an hour the bp was down enough to dismiss me. I finally made it home and I have to go see the PMS next Monday. I don't think I will take my wife as she was not a happy camper. When they were trying to get my bp down, she looked at me and said think about your happy plkace (in a joking voice) I told her at that point one did not exist. I know I don't have reason to be that upset and I will keep watching cooking shows untill I find my happy place.