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uniquelyme
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   Posted 1/24/2010 4:12 PM (GMT -7)   
 
Hey everybody....sorry that I haven't been around but I've been taking care of my son Tyler...He had that Osteochondroma removed on the 5th and he's been healing....He did great, but now I have a problem...
 
The Dr. gave him Percocet 5/325 for the pain....I knew he would be in pain so I didn't worry too much...Then one night he was acting funny....like he was in a fog.  I asked how many of them he took and he said 5!!  At one time.  Why I asked...he said he was hurting.... Now, we all know what's going on here...he's enjoying the buzz....so I took them away.  I hid them.  And guess what?  He hasn't even mentioned them...not even asked for them...so I hope I stopped something before it had a chance to grab onto him... I don't want him to "have " to take any pain meds....it's not fun when you have to take them just to do normal things....
 
What do you all think?  Did I stop it?  I know I need to watch out for future things....
 
Oh, my pain has been so freakin bad.... Luckily I didn't have to go back to the PM Dr. last month....she gave me a refill so I wouldn't have to....But I kinda wish I had gone back...My pain is bad.  Worse then usual.  My legs are just spasming all the time, especially at night.  Then I ache in new places like my wrists and arms...I'm thinking arthritis....
 
When I go back on the 18th I'm having a DEX Scan done....isn't that the one they use to check your bone density?  And then my back....OMG, it hurts all the time now.  Could something new be going on?
 
I'd hate to hear of new things wrong with my back....what else could there be?
 
Me

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                                                                   

 


fatherjohn
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   Posted 1/24/2010 10:52 PM (GMT -7)   
Me, it sounds like you headed things off with your son in a timely manner. The fact that he did not come looking for it right away is a good sign. Of course, as I work in the addiction arena, if one of my students does end up on a pain med., they know the time the next pill is due without looking at a clock. That is one reason that we limit the use of opiads and at times have the student leave and take care of the medical issue and then come back.
 
Your post also brings up a point that I was thinking about and that is with new manifestations of pain cause us fear and anxiety. Iwill look at starting a new thread regarding that soon. Until then take care.  

Chutz
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   Posted 1/24/2010 11:04 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Me!

You did a great job with your son and I agree with fatherjohn...it does sound like you headed things off. But obviously you will be keeping an eye out for him just in case. Kids feel that buzz and if a little is good then more must be better..right??? Wrong! But by letting him know that it is not right or safe you showed him the boundaries and that's what kids not only need but want.

You might try calling your doctor before your next appointment and letting her know that your pain is worse. See what she suggests. I would guess all of the extra work and stress over your son has done it. Try some warm soaks, heating pads, anything relaxing for yourself. It may give you some relief until your doc is able to help.

Hugs,
Chutzie
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straydog
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   Posted 1/24/2010 11:31 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Me,

So glad that your son is healing as he should be. Kids just have a total different way when it comes to healing and recuperating from surgery. Its amazing how they do mend so fast. It's a shame us older folks don't have that magic anymore.

Well, I hate to hear about what he did with the pain medication but hopefully you have stopped something before it got started. If he was having any type of pain that was not under controll well, he would be telling you about it, you can bet on that one. It would be good to keep an eye on him to see if anything else pops up, hopefully not.

I imagine the stress and worry over his surgery has really kicked things up a notch in that department, along with the cold weather and everything else. Take care and keep us posted. I hope you can get yourself calmed down somewhat, stress is just not good for us you know. Take care.
 

crohns disease dx 2002 & small bowel resection, still looking for remission whatever that is, chronic pain 22 yrs, added ulcerative colitis 6-05 to the mix, high blood pressure 28 yrs, aortic heart valve insuffiency, depression, osteoarthritis, osteoporosis lumbar spine, scoliosis lumbar spine, peripheral neuropathy hands & feet, COPD & on oxygen therapy, lupus & psoriasis and psoratic arthritis. Several other health issues just not enough room to list it all. Too many surgeries to list and too many medications to list. Currently on 17 different daily medications. Intrathecal pain pump implanted June 05.


PAlady
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   Posted 1/25/2010 2:57 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi, Me,
It's been awhile since I've been able to post to any of your threads, as my computer keeps crashing on me. I downloaded a different browser tonight so have my fingers crossed it helps some.

If I remember correctly, your son has some challenges with bipolar, also (IF I'm remembering correctly!). That could be another reason he took more meds. I know awhile back you had some difficulties with him and it seemed that he got on track, so hopefully just taking the meds away will nip it in the bud. But you definitely did the right thing taking them over. And if he has some occasional pain you can give him one. Or even just give him a couple of tylenol (if it's ok with his doc) and see if that's enough.

Sad thing is our spines continue to deteriorate over time, although it's usually slowly for most people. Glad you're having the dex scan. If you've never had one, it's a good thing to do, especially to have a baseline before menopause (I don't know where you are in that dept.). I had one a couple of years ago. They're a piece of cake. Like having a couple of quick X-rays - usually they do one in the hip area and one around the wrist. I didn't even have to change clothes, except for things like metal belts, etc. So don't worry about the test itself.

I hope you can try to relax a bit. I agree with others that have said probably the stress with your son hasn't helped your pain any.

Hugs,

PaLady

uniquelyme
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   Posted 1/28/2010 4:24 PM (GMT -7)   
 
 
Hey everybody and thanks for the replies...yes my son has Bipolar and that's another reason I'm watching him with the pain meds....Luckily he doesn't need them anymore, but there will be a next time I'm sure...so I'll just watch.  He did have an appt. wtih his Psych Dr. earlier this week and I brought it up. She says what you all said...watch him.  She also gave him Ambien... My mom can't even get her PCP to give her Ambien, but my son got it with no problems.  It worked that first night and then nothing....
 
As far as my pain goes....well.  I guess that I';ve put myself on the back burner...that's what us parents do when our kids are in trouble...And now that he is doing well, I am focused more on me.  I've been overdoing it...running up and down the stairs for him, going to the store, cleaning up after him, cooking for him.....you know the drill.  But I don't mind...He is my son, and I love him...Also, since he's had this happen to him he understands me a bit more...he used to hold my pain against me, but not anymore.  He came up to me a couple of weeks ago and just hugged me...he said "Mom, I know that you being in pain sucks, and I'm sorry for not being there for you....I won't do that again, I promise"  Then he hugged me and gave me a peck on the cheek.... I started crying....That was the first time that he's ever done that.  He spends so much time with me now, just sitting or playing Wii.....
 
I'm planning on talking to my PM Dr. when I go back...He wants to do the Opana ER thing then, so we'll see....I'll be ok until then.
 
Thanks again,
Me.

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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