Back from post op appt

New Topic Post Reply Printable Version
[ << Previous Thread | Next Thread >> ]

kimber9807
Regular Member


Date Joined Jan 2010
Total Posts : 492
   Posted 4/6/2010 12:03 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi all,well he says my incisions look good  . He says Im just a slow healer  and gave me enough pain meds for 2 more weeks he said if im not better by then to come back and see him. But he thinks I am just a slow healer. He also precribed me some motrin to take with my pain meds he said it will help my muscle pain aka feeling  like I have been run over by a truck. The sharp pain s in stomach,chest and shoulder is trapped gas . he said it will work out  eventually. He said do as much walking as my body allows me to do . he says if it causes pain to stop. I also cant  pick no more than 5 pounds for 2 more weeks .I hope everyone has a lpd.
im dxed with  herniated discs,fibromylagia , scolosis,ddd,athritis, spinal stenosis ,gerd,gastric ulcer,gastroparesis..gallbladder removal 3/23/10.
 
meds,ambien, prilosec otc,lortab ,reglan,flonase and  trazodone.


Blessedx8
Veteran Member


Date Joined Aug 2008
Total Posts : 3193
   Posted 4/6/2010 12:07 PM (GMT -7)   
Kimber...

I'm really glad your appt. went well... and that your doctor gave you more medicine while you are healing. I really think the motrin may help you, too. I've had multiple c-sections... and the motrin (combined w/ the pain meds) always really helped.

Take care of yourself.... and feel better.
Tina
Main Health Problems: Dysautonomia/POTS; CFS/Fibromyalgia; Severe Hypertension; Hypothyroidism; Hypoadrenalism; Mixed (Obstructive/Central) Sleep Apnea - on Auto BiPap; Depression/Anxiety; Severe Vitamin D Deficiency

Pain Issues: Cervical/Thoracic back pain; migraines; carpal tunnel syndrome; widespread joint/muscle pain, nerve pain in hands/arms/feet; Future Plans: Intrathecal Pain Pump; already completed trial (Sept, 2008); awaiting my decision for implantation


kimber9807
Regular Member


Date Joined Jan 2010
Total Posts : 492
   Posted 4/6/2010 12:11 PM (GMT -7)   
Thanks Tina.
im dxed with  herniated discs,fibromylagia , scolosis,ddd,athritis, spinal stenosis ,gerd,gastric ulcer,gastroparesis..gallbladder removal 3/23/10.
 
meds,ambien, prilosec otc,lortab ,reglan,flonase and  trazodone.


Screaming Eagle
Forum Moderator


Date Joined Sep 2009
Total Posts : 5005
   Posted 4/6/2010 12:12 PM (GMT -7)   
Well there we go! Now you wont have to worry for at least 24hrs! Aw Shucks! You know I have to tease you just a little.

Well that is good news. I know when I got up at 3:00am or so, I was in quite a bit of pain as well, and to tell you the truth, most of it is gas related and is killing me right now.
I do have dinner guest coming tonight, and I will be manning the grill. We are going to have chicken and poppers (bacon wrapped hot peppers) and that has me a little worried about what it will do to my gas problem.

I hope you will continue to heal and walking will help, although it is a struggle at times.

SE
DDD (Degenerative Disk Disease) S1-L4-L5, Heart Attack 2002, Angioplasty to clear blocked Artery and to implant Stent. Six Epidurals, Disocgram, Melanoma Cancer 07, Lumbar Fusion March of 2010, Four cortisone injections Tendinitis in Elbow.

Post Edited (Screaming Eagle) : 4/6/2010 9:54:17 PM (GMT-6)


PAlady
Veteran Member


Date Joined Nov 2007
Total Posts : 6795
   Posted 4/6/2010 12:13 PM (GMT -7)   
Kimber,
Glad to hear your appointment went well. I hope you can relax a bit now, as worry is only going to keep you tense. Your surgeon sounds understanding, so just trust that even in the event you still have pain in a couple of weeks, he's going to help you with it. In the meantime, use your pain meds as prescribed and try to move around a bit more (as your doc allows) - and also try to find some fun distractions, like maybe your favorite funny movies or something. Or a favorite book, music, whatever. Just my opinion, and I know it's easier said than done, but taking your mind off of the surgery and all for brief periods of time I think will help a bit.

Glad it went well. Now to get that gas moving and you'll feel so, so much better!

PaLady

kimber9807
Regular Member


Date Joined Jan 2010
Total Posts : 492
   Posted 4/6/2010 12:19 PM (GMT -7)   
Thanks Se and Palady. I really appreciate your advice . to Know this is just surgery pain and not something else is wrong . Hopefully within the next 2 weeks I will start to feel better. He also said my burning pain in incisions is normal he said it could be an irritated nerve.
im dxed with  herniated discs,fibromylagia , scolosis,ddd,athritis, spinal stenosis ,gerd,gastric ulcer,gastroparesis..gallbladder removal 3/23/10.
 
meds,ambien, prilosec otc,lortab ,reglan,flonase and  trazodone.


kimber9807
Regular Member


Date Joined Jan 2010
Total Posts : 492
   Posted 4/6/2010 12:19 PM (GMT -7)   
ps. hopefully I can sleep tonight.
im dxed with  herniated discs,fibromylagia , scolosis,ddd,athritis, spinal stenosis ,gerd,gastric ulcer,gastroparesis..gallbladder removal 3/23/10.
 
meds,ambien, prilosec otc,lortab ,reglan,flonase and  trazodone.


flower123
Veteran Member


Date Joined Apr 2009
Total Posts : 856
   Posted 4/6/2010 1:47 PM (GMT -7)   
I'm so happy that you're appointment went well and that your doctor gave you the medication that you need to get through this time of healing.

I read in your post (at the bottom) that you also have Fibro. Do you have chronic pain from that too? I hope that you get sleep tonight!

Hugs,

Flower

kimber9807
Regular Member


Date Joined Jan 2010
Total Posts : 492
   Posted 4/6/2010 1:49 PM (GMT -7)   
Yeah i have chronic pain from fibro and back pain.
im dxed with  herniated discs,fibromylagia , scolosis,ddd,athritis, spinal stenosis ,gerd,gastric ulcer,gastroparesis..gallbladder removal 3/23/10.
 
meds,ambien, prilosec otc,lortab ,reglan,flonase and  trazodone.


White Beard
Forum Moderator


Date Joined Feb 2009
Total Posts : 3611
   Posted 4/6/2010 2:24 PM (GMT -7)   
Kimber

I am glad your appointment went well! you know everyone is so different, and one person can have this type of surgery done and it is a piece of cake, and another might have a very very difficult time of it and take a long, long time before being abe to get around! So just take it easy and follow your Doctors orders, you'll get there, might just take you a slight bit longer that's all! We are all here for you! so hang in there!

White Beard

MIKEL99
Veteran Member


Date Joined Feb 2010
Total Posts : 914
   Posted 4/6/2010 4:03 PM (GMT -7)   
feel better friend , hang in there things will get better , thinking positive thoughts and sending them your way Your friend Mikel

tmjpain
Veteran Member


Date Joined Oct 2008
Total Posts : 2022
   Posted 4/6/2010 4:17 PM (GMT -7)   
Glad you are feeling a bit better and got some good advice from your dr.. Walk as you can and that gas pain will work its way out!!

Take care my friend!!
   
SUZANE
      
 Chronic, severe and continuous bilateral temporal headaches since April 2000.
 Poor prognosis, seen thousands of doctors, been on dozens of meds and tried all forms of treatment with no success.
 Currently Feb 2010: cycles of IV Ketamine infusion via a PICC line and pump at home with some success.
 Meds: oxycodone for breakthrough, cymbalta, vitamin D, B12, magnesium, omega 3, melatonin
 Profession: Part time registered nurse on Long term disability and applying for permanent disability thru CPP
 52 yrs old, female, married, two boys 19 & 21, live in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
 
           


Snowbunny21
Veteran Member


Date Joined Jan 2010
Total Posts : 3557
   Posted 4/6/2010 5:16 PM (GMT -7)   
Glad to hear that your check up went well and that your Dr. doesn't see any infection or terrible issues post op...As others have said..everyone recovers at different levels and hopefully you will have some great weather to get outside and enjoy those walks:)

Try to relax tonight so that you can get some good sleep..That is a crucial part of your recovery to let your body rest...

Sending hugs (( ))
SB and "the pup who snores loudly" 
 
ACDF C5-C7, (no hardware), with autograft bone Nov. 2001
(reabsorption of bone 2 years later...still lost in body..expect to burp it out at anytime..haha")) 
ACDF with hardware, allograft bone Nov. 2005 
Anterior and Posterior CDF, allograft bone with BMP, removal of old hardware, use of titanium plates, rods, screws, & kitchen sink (lol) Dec 2006
 
 


Chartreux
Veteran Member


Date Joined Aug 2006
Total Posts : 9622
   Posted 4/6/2010 6:14 PM (GMT -7)   
Kimber, I'm so very glad there is no infections and that your appointment seems to have gone good...
Maybe you just need a little extra time to heal, so rest up a little more and I sure hope your feeling better soon...
good luck and well wishes to you...
(((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((Kimber))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))
hugz
**********************************************
* Asthma, Allergies, Osteoarthritis, Spinal Stenosis, Degenative Disc (Lower Lumbar S1-L3 and Cervical C5,C6, C8 and T1), Fibromyalgia, Gerd,
Enlarged Pituitary Gland, Sjogren's, Ocular Migraines, mild carpel tunnel, ect.... "Would be nice if we could use the edit button in real life"...

********>^..^<********>^..^<********>^..^<********


MsBunky
Veteran Member


Date Joined Jan 2010
Total Posts : 1097
   Posted 4/6/2010 8:26 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Kimber!

I was thinking about you today and I'm glad your surgeon was responsive to your needs and prescribed the drugs without issue. I hope that the last of the trapped gas is gone soon, and that your body finishes healing up from the surgery quickly. It sounds like the doctor will be fine about helping you further if needed, so at least you don't have to stress now.

Take care of yourself, enjoy your walks...but don't overdo it!

Hugs,
Pam
Conditions: Fibromyalgia, Chronic Pelvic Pain, FAI, Reynauds, IBS, Interstitial Cystitis, Surgical Adhesions, Ophthalmic Migraines, Severe Hot Flashes (Surgical Menopause and drug related), plus physically unable to vomit due to Nissen, and I have extremely tiny veins...a joy for blood work or IV's)
Surgeries: Appendix, Uterus, Nissen Fundoplication for GERD, Left Ovary, Gallbladder, Right Ovary, TVT
Medications: Oxycontin, Tramacet, Cymbalta, Flexeril, Clonidine plus Vitamin D and Multi-Vitamin daily


Screaming Eagle
Forum Moderator


Date Joined Sep 2009
Total Posts : 5005
   Posted 4/6/2010 9:02 PM (GMT -7)   
Kimber, I'm curious if you asked your surgeon about taking Ibuprofen either with or without your pain meds? Can you share if he commented on it please?

Thanks!

SE
DDD (Degenerative Disk Disease) S1-L4-L5, Heart Attack 2002, Angioplasty to clear blocked Artery and to implant Stent. Six Epidurals, Disocgram, Melanoma Cancer 07, Lumbar Fusion March of 2010, Four cortisone injections Tendinitis in Elbow.


kimber9807
Regular Member


Date Joined Jan 2010
Total Posts : 492
   Posted 4/7/2010 4:02 AM (GMT -7)   
SE,yes he did he prescribed me some motrin to take with my pain meds. He said it will help with the muscle pain aka feeling run over by a truck feeling. I took some last night with my pain med and it helped me alot.
im dxed with  herniated discs,fibromylagia , scolosis,ddd,athritis, spinal stenosis ,gerd,gastric ulcer,gastroparesis..gallbladder removal 3/23/10.
 
meds,ambien, prilosec otc,lortab ,reglan,flonase and  trazodone.


Stac/Catz4
Regular Member


Date Joined Feb 2010
Total Posts : 358
   Posted 4/7/2010 4:35 AM (GMT -7)   
Oh yeah Kimber, when my doc prescribes the pain and the ibuprofen together, it sure does give an extra boost! I hope you are feeling better and sleeping right now!! This was a pretty difficult surgery for me as well. Mainly the gas would not absorb! It was hard to walk except walking is what made it feel better! I feel for you, and I'm keeping you in my thoughts all along the way.
Be well!
Catz4
I'm called Cat, but as there are few other Cat's on here, I put the number of cats I have and combined it to spell out Catz4
DXed-Syringomyelia C-1 to T-1, Hypothyroidism, Diabetes Type II, IBS, Panic Disorder, ICC , Fibromyalgia, Migraines, Bipolar Disorder, Chronic Muscle Spasms, Torn Rotator Cuff in Left Shoulder, Had emergency surgery for ruptured bowel in '05 w/colostomy and takedown in '06.
Too many meds to name/Too many allergic reactions/sensitivities to too many drugs to name. Meds for Panic Disorder, Pain, Bipolar, IBS, Hypothroidism, Diabetes, Insomnia and then some.
 
 


kimber9807
Regular Member


Date Joined Jan 2010
Total Posts : 492
   Posted 4/7/2010 4:38 AM (GMT -7)   
Thanks Catz. What is harder they wont let me take gas x . they said it wont help. I hope you have a lpd.
im dxed with  herniated discs,fibromylagia , scolosis,ddd,athritis, spinal stenosis ,gerd,gastric ulcer,gastroparesis..gallbladder removal 3/23/10.
 
meds,ambien, prilosec otc,lortab ,reglan,flonase and  trazodone.


Screaming Eagle
Forum Moderator


Date Joined Sep 2009
Total Posts : 5005
   Posted 4/7/2010 8:03 AM (GMT -7)   
Thanks Kimber for your Reply on the Ibuprofen! That's good news! Hope your feeling better today! :)

SE
DDD (Degenerative Disk Disease) S1-L4-L5, Heart Attack 2002, Angioplasty to clear blocked Artery and to implant Stent. Six Epidurals, Disocgram, Melanoma Cancer 07, Lumbar Fusion March of 2010, Four cortisone injections Tendinitis in Elbow.


kimber9807
Regular Member


Date Joined Jan 2010
Total Posts : 492
   Posted 4/7/2010 8:07 AM (GMT -7)   
SE,yeah taking the ibuprofren with the lortab is helping my pain alot . How are you feeling?
im dxed with  herniated discs,fibromylagia , scolosis,ddd,athritis, spinal stenosis ,gerd,gastric ulcer,gastroparesis..gallbladder removal 3/23/10.
 
meds,ambien, prilosec otc,lortab ,reglan,flonase and  trazodone.

New Topic Post Reply Printable Version
Forum Information
Currently it is Saturday, December 10, 2016 9:52 AM (GMT -7)
There are a total of 2,735,883 posts in 301,336 threads.
View Active Threads


Who's Online
This forum has 151440 registered members. Please welcome our newest member, Ian88.
273 Guest(s), 10 Registered Member(s) are currently online.  Details
MamaLama, Girlie, reminder, BillyBob@388, pmm73, time2reclaim, Fairwind, ks1905, Mustard Seed, Traveler


Follow HealingWell.com on Facebook  Follow HealingWell.com on Twitter  Follow HealingWell.com on Pinterest
Advertisement
Advertisement

©1996-2016 HealingWell.com LLC  All rights reserved.

Advertise | Privacy Policy & Disclaimer