Dr. , I appreciate the fact that you tried to help me all you could . I am happy that I have no more gallbladder attacks. You are the doctor and its your decision whether or not you treat my surgery pain anymore. With that being said ,I am going to echo the fact that I am in severe surgery pain it takes me forever to get up to a seated postion because I am in severe pain and when I do try to get up my stomach swells up , severe upper stomach pains like I am being stabbed in the stomach,muscle pain and incisional burning .
I feel I have no choice but to lay down til this pain goes away unless I have to use the bathroom of course. I feel I am out of options.
I want to thank you again for trying to help me.
I am not sure what "alternatives" you are referring to..... I was/am referring to a pain managment specialist. They often have extenvise training and are able to take many approaches to pain (Not just lortab). I think one would come of great use to you right now while your doctor (Or soon to be Ex doctor??) tries to pin point the cause of your pain. I cannot imagine that waiting for the tests is easy under the best of circumstances, and most certianly not while in so much pain.
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Carmen~*~*~Chronic Pain Moderator
DX-Chronic Pain due to two freak car accidents, Pancreatic Divisum, Fibromyalgia, Asthma, Depression w/anxiety, Migraines, and Kids!!!
Meds- Suboxone 16mg for pain, Cymbalta 60mg, prilosec, Zyrtec, ProAir inhaler, and the best medication is my puppy, kitty, 5 guinea pigs, 3 rats, and 2 degus!!!
Kimber....I hate to say this but I will....When a Dr. treats us for a specific problem, even though we have other problems, they will only worry about what they treated us for. So, since he took out your Gallbladder he is only concerned about the pain from the surgery and nothing else. If he knows about your back pain then he will even be "Less" Likely to extend any pain meds for you. It sucks, but it happens to us all. After I had my fusion surgery I had a tooth that was infected and had to be removed....I had complications and needed pain meds for a bit longer then normal...the Oral Surgeon wouldn't give me ANY pain meds due to the fact that I was being treated for CP....I guess he figured that I already had something and didn't need anymore from him.... Granted I didn't ask for anything but still.....that wasn't right.
We (CPer's) can't catch a break sometimes....I hope you feel better by now...If not then something may be wrong.
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 1700 mg. at night..Glipizide 10mg. 2X in the morning and bedtime
Lantus 50 units at bedtime with Solostar Pen
Byetta 5 mcg. 2X daily
Kimber, sorry I was confused about the pain issue....it's good that you can only take the IBprofen for the CP....God knows I wish that would work for me....How are you doing today?