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kimber9807
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   Posted 4/17/2010 6:45 AM (GMT -7)   

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.

Thank You.

 


im dxed with  herniated discs,fibromylagia , scolosis,ddd,athritis, spinal stenosis ,gerd,gastric ulcer,gallbladder removal 3/23/10.
 
meds: lunesta, prilosec otc,lortab ,reglan,flonase. ibuprofren, zyrtec and benadryl.
 
Just added today: folic acid supplement  1 mg a day for the next year and also b12 injections increased to once a month. pernicous anemia and  Folic acid anemia.


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   Posted 4/17/2010 8:05 AM (GMT -7)   
Kim, are you going to see another Dr?? I'm sorry your still in so much pain! Unfortunately these Dr's don't always believe us when we say it still hurts! My sergeon had me going back to work 3 weeks after amy cervical fusion and I reinjured my neck. Then he said that my fusion was healed fine and there was nothing more he could do for me. Thank God I still had my pain dr who was giving me scripts for pain meds because this high falluting neuro surgeon dumped me like a hot potato!
So I think it's not uncommon for these so called drs to say you are fine when we are really in hell!! I'm not sure I would give him/her this letter, maybe just find a new doc because some of these drs don't give a dam about us, it's on to new patiants and more $$$!!!>>> They usually don't charge for surgery follow ups so he/she isn't making any $$$ on you anymore! A new Doc may believe you!!!

I hope I didn't offend you, I'm only trying to help!

Big Hugs and I really hope your pain starts getting managable!

Your friend,

Pete

kimber9807
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   Posted 4/17/2010 8:38 AM (GMT -7)   
No Pete I dont plan on seeing another dr. I have to go back this so called surgeon on tuesday to gey my blood test results to see if I have an infection after surgery. Then I am going to proceed to tell him whats in that letter . I feel I am being ignored by his staff. I called yesterday to repeat the fact that I am in severe pain . The nurse said he will be in at 2 pm . I will tell him and will call you back this afternoon. so needlessly to say there was no phonce call back . I have decided to go through other avenues for my surgery pain relief cause its clear to me he hasnt done his job when Im clearly in surgery pain not aka chronic pain from other cases. So I had to do what I have to do which I would normally not do to treat my pain on my own. If my case is so severe that I cant even function or walk without severe pain and swelling . Than there is clearly something really wrong and have to treat it myself. I appreciate your advice. I basically lost all faith in drs.No you didnt offend me . I personally agree with you. I hope you have a lpd. I hope your pain lessens today I ready your post about over doing it. Take Care.
im dxed with  herniated discs,fibromylagia , scolosis,ddd,athritis, spinal stenosis ,gerd,gastric ulcer,gallbladder removal 3/23/10.
 
meds: lunesta, prilosec otc,lortab ,reglan,flonase. ibuprofren, zyrtec and benadryl.
 
Just added today: folic acid supplement  1 mg a day for the next year and also b12 injections increased to once a month. pernicous anemia and  Folic acid anemia.


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   Posted 4/17/2010 11:00 AM (GMT -7)   
Dear Kimber,

I know you are in alot of pain. I know you have test results pending. But, I would wait on the letter. Wait until you get the results back from the labs. Also, ask for alternatives available aswell (along with your other needs) to treat your pain until the source of your pain can be pin pointed.

~~~> http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/002930.htm
The risks for gallbladder surgery are:

Bleeding
Infection
Injury to the common bile duct
Injury to the small intestine
Pancreatitis (inflammation in the pancreas)
*huggs*

dani

kimber9807
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   Posted 4/17/2010 11:10 AM (GMT -7)   
I am waiting for my blood test results and then I am going to say what I wrote in that letter. I have found other alternatives for my pain control that I would normally not think doing but I will not going into that here. I feel that I am being cast aside from my surgeon. I called his office yesterday and echoes the fact that I am in severe pain and I have a hard time getting off the couch without severe pain and swelling of the abdomen like im 3 months pregnant . The nurse said he will be in at 2 pm thats was yesterday and I will call you back this afternoon that was yesterday. I never received a phone call and its 2:07 pm here saturday. I feel there is nothing wrong with my letter . I am not screaming at him or telling him off. I feel I was very polite to him and thanked him for trying to help me . I was just explaining my feelings on the whole situation. Thanks Dani for your advice and I hope you have a lpd.
im dxed with  herniated discs,fibromylagia , scolosis,ddd,athritis, spinal stenosis ,gerd,gastric ulcer,gallbladder removal 3/23/10.
 
meds: lunesta, prilosec otc,lortab ,reglan,flonase. ibuprofren, zyrtec and benadryl.
 
Just added today: folic acid supplement  1 mg a day for the next year and also b12 injections increased to once a month. pernicous anemia and  Folic acid anemia.


PAlady
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   Posted 4/17/2010 1:13 PM (GMT -7)   
Kimber,
I think the basic content of your letter explaining your pain is fine, but the way it's worded makes it sound like you are moving on to another doctor, and I don't think you want to do that yet. Dani makes some good points in her post, and I hope that you don't have any infections or other problems that might have come from the surgery, and that you're just a slow healer. But you'll know on Tuesday, and I think that then is a good time to ask your doctor to help more with the pain. Usually at least through 6 weeks post op most docs are willing to help because that's still considered acute pain rather than chronic.

I'm concerned when you say you're managing your pain in ways you wouldn't normally do. Remember this is your GI tract so anything you take could potentially cause more problems. I hope you're not doing anything that would be against your doctor's advice. Please be careful.

Take care,

PaLady

Snowbunny21
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   Posted 4/17/2010 1:43 PM (GMT -7)   
Hey Kimber,

I'm sorry to hear that you are still in a lot of pain...My biggest suggestion is that if you are in severe enough pain that you are considering of doing something illegal or against a Dr.s orders, then I would just go to the ER...

I am just thinking that this surgeon, since you saw him last week and he didn't refill your meds...isn't going to do so next week...I've had 4 lap surgeries and 3 cervical fusions..among many other sugeries...and most often..when the surgeon does his post op check up and see that you are surgically doing ok.....which I think that you had that already with him, they are pretty much done with dispensing meds..

That is why I had suggested a few weeks back finding a PM Dr...which doesn't mean that you have to see them forever..but they just specialize in pain medicine and pain after sugeries it doesn't have to be chronic pain for you to see them..I started seeing mine after my last cervical fusion post op checkup which was at the 6 week mark....

It seems like your mind is made up about the letter...but if it were me..I wouldn't bother with it since you are directly saying that you want to go against what he ordered which was to do a mixture of walking and resting...so I'm not sure what purpose it would serve..you saw him on Thursday ( i think that was the day) to tell him about your symptoms and he chose to not refill and said that things looked ok but would test for any infection..


I know after my lap surgeries...it hurt a lot to get up and move around..and start walking...but I had to push through that initial pain so that I wouldn't have adhesions and to keep the blood flowing to the incision area inside my abdomen as well as not get stiff with muscle pain from sitting/laying too often...

Of course that was a direct order from my Dr. so I'm not saying to do anything that they don't suggest....

I think that even if he finds an infection...he would only give you antibiotics and not any more pain meds since he was wanting you to start weaning down at his last visit...so that is why either your PCP or a PM for one appt. would maybe be a better way to go after you get the results on Tuesday...

I am certainly praying for you...and hope that you will really think about doing something that can effect you both legally and/or bad health wise since it wouldn't be prescribed by a Dr...
SB and "the pup who snores loudly" 
 
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(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
 
 


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   Posted 4/17/2010 2:34 PM (GMT -7)   
Hello Kimber,

I have checked on you several times during my "vacation" from the board and wanted you to know that I was still thinking about you. I've noticed that you are still having so many pain issues from your surgery and hope that things will improve for you soon.

I actually had a lot of pain after my surgery and they decided it was related to the sheer number of adhesions (sp?) they had to cut to remove the gallbladder. Basically, the pain was longer than many and worse than many because the number of gallbladder infections I had previously had was extreme and I had adhesions to almost every surrounding area. The surgery was longer than most, too. If this was the case with yours, you might have a partial answer to what is going on. It took longer because it wasn't an "easy" removal. I'm also a "slow healer" like yourself and worried myself like crazy.

I still have episodes of bloating all the time, but I never thought about it having to do with the gallbladder removal. Perhaps that is what caused the problem, but I don't know. Mostly I find that my bloat (I look 9 months...but then again I'm not a small gal to start with) is related closely to what I eat and the gas I cannot expel because of the failed Nissen surgery. Stomach problems often become more noticiable when the gallbladder is removed. That, however, did get much better over time. I know now to NEVER let my stomach be completely empty or I will have an immediate need to find a restroom as soon as I put food into it.

Only you know your body and what is physically happening. If the surgeon is not helping, perhaps a good gastroenterologist (sp?) will be able to help. It took me a couple of tries to find a good one, but she is wonderful and I wouldnt' give her up for anything. She's BLUNT, but I need that sometimes and I respect that she is excellent at her job.

Best to you!
DDD, CPS, TLIF L5-S1 2009, FIBRO, VERTIGO, MIGRAINES, GERD, SLEEP DISORDER, NISSEN FUNDOPLICATION (failed), DEPRESSION, EXTREME ANXIETY DISORDER, OCPD, PTSD, CHRONIC MUSCLE SPASMS, HGH DEFICIENCY, VIT D DEFICIENCY, CARPLE TUNNEL SYNDROME, BLOOD SUGAR ISSUES, THYROID CYSTS, AND SERIOUS MOOD SWINGS :) 
 
 


kimber9807
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   Posted 4/17/2010 2:39 PM (GMT -7)   
Snowbunny, I cant go to the er cause with my insurance there is a 100 dollar copay if they dont admit me . We dont have the copay.
im dxed with  herniated discs,fibromylagia , scolosis,ddd,athritis, spinal stenosis ,gerd,gastric ulcer,gallbladder removal 3/23/10.
 
meds: lunesta, prilosec otc,lortab ,reglan,flonase. ibuprofren, zyrtec and benadryl.
 
Just added today: folic acid supplement  1 mg a day for the next year and also b12 injections increased to once a month. pernicous anemia and  Folic acid anemia.


Snowbunny21
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   Posted 4/17/2010 2:48 PM (GMT -7)   
Maybe if you really need to go the ER, that a family member or friend would be willing to help out...I know I would certainly scrounge that up for one of my friends if they were in need and in pain..so...just trying to offer that as a suggestion, or getting an emergency appt. with your PCP on Monday if you can to help you instead of doing something that might not be good for you...
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
 
 


kimber9807
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   Posted 4/17/2010 2:52 PM (GMT -7)   
Thanks for checking on me retired mom . I appreciate it . I basically lost hope .All I can do is lay on the couch and try not to move . I cant tolerate any physical movement at all . Ya'll know my story of what happens when I go to get up so will not repeat myself. Yesterday I actually vomited because the severity of the pain when i tried to get up . I will go to my appt on tuesday to see my test results but if they are ok and he wont oder more tests for example a ct scan . I think a visit to my pcp is in order and will ask him if he will order one because im concerned and the surgeon wont listen to me. as far as my pcp ordering pain meds for me that is not going to happen . My pcp dont believe in writing for pain meds. I have asked before for my back I figured I would ask for ultram because it works like a narcotic but its not technically labled a narcotic that was a no go . So my pcp cant help me in short of going to a pm which im not sure I want to do as of yet because If I go for my back pain wouldnt inurance consider it a pre exsisting condition and there will be another bill I have to pay for with money we dont have . so will let yall know what happens. thanks again retired mom for your concern. I appreciate it. Take Care.
im dxed with  herniated discs,fibromylagia , scolosis,ddd,athritis, spinal stenosis ,gerd,gastric ulcer,gallbladder removal 3/23/10.
 
meds: lunesta, prilosec otc,lortab ,reglan,flonase. ibuprofren, zyrtec and benadryl.
 
Just added today: folic acid supplement  1 mg a day for the next year and also b12 injections increased to once a month. pernicous anemia and  Folic acid anemia.


Retired Mom
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   Posted 4/17/2010 3:02 PM (GMT -7)   
I use Ultracet everyday and have for years. It's a great help for me and works better than the plain ultram even at lower doses (for me only, of course). I don't want to say that for anyone else!

Something does seem really wrong and I wonder if your insurance would cover the second opinion thing. People don't just vomit from pain for no reason. I wouild also consider the ER because (although I HATE going to the ER), they do have an obligation to check you out and should be able to do something. I did actually go to the ER after my GB surgery. They did a scope and everything. I have to admit that the scope was the worst one I ever had and did a really rough job on my swallowing for a while, but they rulled out severe problems. It turns out that I got a virus of some sort after the surgery and that was the only "real" complication. It did help ease my mind.

In your case, it would have to be another Dr seeing you an that would be a new set of eyes/ears for your issue. I wouldn't mention the pain med request though because that is a no-no in the ER if you actually want to be listened to.

Best Kimber!
DDD, CPS, TLIF L5-S1 2009, FIBRO, VERTIGO, MIGRAINES, GERD, SLEEP DISORDER, NISSEN FUNDOPLICATION (failed), DEPRESSION, EXTREME ANXIETY DISORDER, OCPD, PTSD, CHRONIC MUSCLE SPASMS, HGH DEFICIENCY, VIT D DEFICIENCY, CARPLE TUNNEL SYNDROME, BLOOD SUGAR ISSUES, THYROID CYSTS, AND SERIOUS MOOD SWINGS :) 
 
 


flower123
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   Posted 4/17/2010 6:13 PM (GMT -7)   
Kim,

I'm so sorry that you're going through this. It must be awful to get so bloated and to have such trouble getting up. I haven't had that surgery,but I have had others so I know that type of pain is awful! Well, all pain is awful.

Can you try to borrow money from someone to go to the ER like others have said? I understand that you're in so much pain that you feel desperate for relief! Please don't get medication in ways that we shouldn't because it's not worth the consequences. Please go to the ER. Maybe they could at least find the cause of your pain (if something else is going on). Can't they bill you later if they don't admit you? Can they do some type of payment plan? It doesn't seem right at all that you have to suffer this much.

It's not right that your doctor didn't call you back. I hope that you get some relief soon.

Hugs,

Flower

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   Posted 4/17/2010 7:24 PM (GMT -7)   
kimber9807 said...
I am waiting for my blood test results and then I am going to say what I wrote in that letter. I have found other alternatives for my pain control that I would normally not think doing but I will not going into that here. I feel that I am being cast aside from my surgeon. I called his office yesterday and echoes the fact that I am in severe pain and I have a hard time getting off the couch without severe pain and swelling of the abdomen like im 3 months pregnant . The nurse said he will be in at 2 pm thats was yesterday and I will call you back this afternoon that was yesterday. I never received a phone call and its 2:07 pm here saturday. I feel there is nothing wrong with my letter . I am not screaming at him or telling him off. I feel I was very polite to him and thanked him for trying to help me . I was just explaining my feelings on the whole situation. Thanks Dani for your advice and I hope you have a lpd.

Dear Kimber,

    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.

 

*hugg*

  dani


 

 

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   Posted 4/18/2010 2:54 AM (GMT -7)   
I'm never around lately due to the fact that my internet is down, so I'm not very caught up in your story, and I apologize if this has been said already. BUT have you had your doctor look into the pancreas?? When I was 14 years old, I went a year with gallstones and nobody beleiving me cause I was considered too young and they where convinced it was in my head, but after I had my gallbladder removed my pain was still there. Of course the surgeon didnt beleive me and it took a while before i finally got sent to a GI doctor who did a ERCP because they suspected a stone got stuck in the pancrease duct, which I hear is very common after having gallstones. I'm just thinking this cause the stomach swelling is a symptom I get with pancreatitas. I didnt have a stone stuck but they found out I had pancreas divisum, but I've had 2 friends who after gallbladder removal got a stone stuck and had problems afterwards, and symptoms are fever, vomiting, swelling...things you seem to be complaining of. Also you could have problems with your pancreas without the enzymes going up, so if they do JUST blood work and say the pancreas enzymes are fine, dont give up, the only way to get a forsure answer is for them to go in and look. So dont give up, I remember those pains, and I was 15 years old and refused the pain meds cause I was scared of vomiting, and now I'm 27 years old and still suffering, so dont let them throw you aside. Find a way to get a GI doctor if your surgeon refuses anymore help, that would be the next doctor I would see for any stomach/gallbladder issues you have.
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uniquelyme
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   Posted 4/25/2010 2:02 PM (GMT -7)   
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.
 
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 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                                                                   

 


kimber9807
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   Posted 4/25/2010 3:19 PM (GMT -7)   
Im not having back pain . I am having surgery pain from the gb surgery. But now im being treated elsewhere for my surgery pain. thanks for your advice. Have a lpn.btw im not be treated for my cp . I treat it with ibuprofren otc. I only went back to my pm cause he agreed to treat my surgery pain for me.
im dxed with  herniated discs,fibromylagia , scolosis,ddd,athritis, spinal stenosis , spinal blockage ,gerd,gastric ulcer (2008), pernicous anemia , folic acid anemia and gallbladder removal 3/23/10.
 
meds: lunesta, prilosec otc, ,reglan,bentyl, ibuprofren,Ultracet, folic acid , b12 injections, zyrtec and benadryl.
 
Just added : folic acid supplement  1 mg a day for the next year and also b12 injections increased to once a month. pernicous anemia and  Folic acid anemia.


flower123
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   Posted 4/25/2010 4:30 PM (GMT -7)   
So are you doing any better? Did you find another doctor?

Flower

Blessedx8
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   Posted 4/26/2010 1:20 AM (GMT -7)   
Hey Kimber... Just wondering how you are feeling these days... I hope the surgical pain (well, actually - all of your pain) is at least a little better each day. Update when you can...

--Tina
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Pain Issues: Cervical/Thoracic back pain (they called it DDD...but I don't know); 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
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   Posted 4/26/2010 5:56 AM (GMT -7)   
Flower,I have my good and bad days . If I try to do too much my stomach swells and I am still very sore. My pm is taking over treating my surgery pain til my surgery pain goes away . Because I only treat my cp with ibuprofren otc.
im dxed with  herniated discs,fibromylagia , scolosis,ddd,athritis, spinal stenosis , spinal blockage ,gerd,gastric ulcer (2008), pernicous anemia , folic acid anemia and gallbladder removal 3/23/10.
 
meds: lunesta, prilosec otc, ,reglan,bentyl, ibuprofren,Ultracet, folic acid , b12 injections, zyrtec and benadryl.
 
Just added : folic acid supplement  1 mg a day for the next year and also b12 injections increased to once a month. pernicous anemia and  Folic acid anemia.


Pete trips again!
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   Posted 4/26/2010 9:38 AM (GMT -7)   
So sorry your still hurting Little Sis! I'm gona say a special pryer for you today!
Hugs!!!
Pete

kimber9807
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   Posted 4/26/2010 9:43 AM (GMT -7)   
Thanks Pete. Good Luck on your surgery on wed. (((((hugs)))))
im dxed with  herniated discs,fibromylagia , scolosis,ddd,athritis, spinal stenosis , spinal blockage ,gerd,gastric ulcer (2008), pernicous anemia , folic acid anemia and gallbladder removal 3/23/10.
 
meds: lunesta, prilosec otc, ,reglan,bentyl, ibuprofren,Ultracet, folic acid , b12 injections, zyrtec and benadryl.
 
Just added : folic acid supplement  1 mg a day for the next year and also b12 injections increased to once a month. pernicous anemia and  Folic acid anemia.


uniquelyme
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   Posted 4/26/2010 1:38 PM (GMT -7)   
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?
 
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 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                                                                   

 


kimber9807
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   Posted 4/26/2010 3:20 PM (GMT -7)   
Me, The situation with me is that I was on pain meds for a year for my cp. I lost my insurance and couldnt afford to see the pain drs anymore . Thats why I was taking ibuprofren otc. It really dont work that well. I now do have insurance but dont think my insurance will cover the cp as its a pre exsisting condition. I am going back to my pm cause he agreed to treat my surgery pain for a few months at the most thats all I can afford to pay out right if I have to pay for it myself. I will find out on friday at my appt. I am ok today with my surgery pain. I am just sore and swollen but doing much better with the pain meds. I hope you have a lpn.
im dxed with  herniated discs,fibromylagia , scolosis,ddd,athritis, spinal stenosis , spinal blockage ,gerd,gastric ulcer (2008), pernicous anemia , folic acid anemia and gallbladder removal 3/23/10.
 
meds: lunesta, prilosec otc, ,reglan,bentyl, ibuprofren,Ultracet, folic acid , b12 injections, zyrtec and benadryl.
 
Just added : folic acid supplement  1 mg a day for the next year and also b12 injections increased to once a month. pernicous anemia and  Folic acid anemia.

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