Dear Clara,You are doing OK. Please have hope that things will get bettter and keep posting here as the support offered here is outstanding. You are in my prayers.Warm and gentle Hugs Kitt
Clara-I just want to encourage you to hang in there. My sister had severe pancreatitis last summer (we almost lost her) and she was on that pain patch and then the oxycodone and then vicodan and she just a few weeks ago stopped the vicodan. She was very weary the whole time but needed the pain meds to keep her stable so that she could heal. Now that she is off the drugs, she is more energetic and started cleaning her house again and starting to sound like her old self. She's not 100% yet but is getting there. She is in her mid-40's and at first could not understand why she did not bounce back quickly but she finally realized that age and the disease definitely take their toll on a body.
Basically, even tho the pain meds made her tired, she did need them or she would not have recovered like she did. She tapered them down with her doctor's oversight. I know that is not surgery but pancreatitis is extremely painful so it's a relative comparison.
It's so nice to hear her feeling well again. You will be there soon - just give yourself the time you need!
Just read your post and i couldn't even think to bear what your going through so I am going to follow in Matts footsteps...
Sorry you have to endure the unfortunate incident's that are going on. If you ever need a lending ear please take mine!
Post Edited (Howlyncat) : 3/14/2008 2:12:11 PM (GMT-6)