I hate Boats!!!!
Post Lamenectomy Syndrome, Spinal Stenosis, DDD....
1999 Hemi Lamenectomy/2005 Spinal Fusion(L4-S1)
Methadone 120 mg. a day/15 mg. Oxycodone as needed(up to 4 x a day)
High Blood Pressure: Lisinopril HCTZ 10 mg. daily
Type 2 Diabetes: (March 16, 2009)
Metformin HCL ER 1000 mg. at night..Glipizide 10mg. 2X in the morning
Lantus 10 units at bedtime with Solostar Pen
First and foremost, thanks to all for the replies. secondly, sorry for dropping off of the map last night, it was to say the least - strange. she took the suboxone and it seems to be working. She is actually doing fine right now without any pain medication.
As far as all of "ya'll's" comments, it would take me a week to reply to all of your posts. But I will give you an update instead. Yes, "doctor shopping" is the term. One of the details that I left out is the Delaudid (sp) that the PM doctor gave her at the clinic. ( I can't stand the thought of her being in that cheesy place)!!!! Once the "D" word awas mentioned, nobody wanted to go near her, and why was he prescribing this stuff to her? I did some research on this stuff and it's like 8 times the strength of morphine. And for any of these doctors that think she is taking any of this stuff recreationally, hasn't watched her cry herself to sleep every night. At the present time, it looks like my wife has returned and the monster has left - ( the pain, I call it " the monster" - i don't know what ya'll call it here) I just pray that this isn't temporary. I'm a Christian and up until recently had accepted that my prayers had actually been answered and the answer was NO. I am ashame do f my weakness of faith in my father here recently. If this was a long test, I blew it in the last section. I know that I am babling here, but I have nobody to talk to about this that understands other than my wife. All she wants is some normalcy in her life - is that too much to ask for?
I know that I left a lot of details out of her overall condition and what we've been through, and am sorry for leaving out the details. Sometimes I just feel like it's me against the monster and i can't capture and tame it!!!!!!!!!
Post Edited (greeneyedmonster) : 6/23/2009 2:25:06 PM (GMT-6)
Chronic Pain Moderator
Dx-Gallstones at age 14 that caused Fibromyalgia in 1998. Chronic Pancreatitis at age 15 from Pancreatic Divisum. Fell down cement basement stairs on my bottom in 2001. Got severe migraines after the epidural from my 2nd childbirth in 2002. Was rear-ended by a lady doing 55mph in 2004 then 2 months later rolled my car down a hill and did even more damage to my back. Depression caused by having chronic pain. Asthma from allergies.
meds- Suboxone for pain, Cymbalta for pain and depression, Lyrica for pain and migraines, Imitrex for migraines, Ibprofen for migraines, Ventolin Albuterol inhaler for asthma. Phenergan for nausea, Seroquel for sleep.
"I know God will not give me anything I can't handle. I just wish that He didn't trust me so much." -Mother Teresa