Oh KTTN....I am so sorry about how you were treated. Unfortunatley it happens way to often to CP patients...especially at the ER. I know that I have chosen NOT to go to the ER because I know what will happen...even if they do help, it takes so long to make them understand and they give you the 'LOOK' ... and u know what I mean.
You deserve to be treated with respect no matter how anyone else views the issue about CP...When I cut my finger open in Feb. and had to go to the ER for stitches, I got this DR. who took one look at my meds. history and started preaching...She had been in a horrific car accident that broke both of her legs and smashed her pelvis...But she "chose" to do it without pain pills... and she was back at work in a matter of months. She made it perfectly clear that she thought I was on too much Methadone and Oxycodone and I was really afraid that she was going to get in touch with my Dr. and tell him that. She really freaked me out.
I told the nurse about it and she said she did that to everyone who has a history of CP or taking pain meds....the nurse told me to ignore her because it didn't matter what she thought. I was so glad I had a nurse who understood.
We are treated like Junkies whether we want it or not...
I hope you are doing better today...and I hope that never happens to you again...
I have been a spectator for so long..Now it's time to participate.......
Post Lamenectomy Syndrome, Spinal Stenosis, DDD....
1999 Hemi Lamenectomy/2005 Spinal Fusion(L4-S1)
Methadone 120 mg. a day/ 30 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 35 units at bedtime with Solostar Pen
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Rare neurodegenerative /movement disorder called “Multiple System Atrophy”. Mobility issues,, neuropathic pain, spasticity, central apnea, collagenous colitis, pain, swallowing and respitory involvement, Implants: intrathecal pump & neurostimulator. Extra features: O2 & wheelchair
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