Well, I lucked out today. My PM who is moving to Puerto Rico was still at the PM office. I got to see him one more time before he leaves tomorrow.
We discussed the Opana and my disappointment in it, so we are going to decrease the Opana and switch, slowly this time over to Methadone.
Last time we tried to switch, we went too high, too fast on the Methadone, which made me really dopey.
Anyway, tonight , is the first cut for the Opana from 40 mg, to 20 mg, and 10 mg of Methadone with the 20 mg, so hopefully, the switch won't be too awfully bad.
I hope that the switch works this time, and that the Methadone works reasonably well....we'll see.
I'm sure that Opana is a good pain medication in some, it just doesn't seem to work quite so well for me.
PLIF/TLIF Fusion w/Instrumentation L4-5 Spondololysthesis L4-5.Laminectomies L4-5, foraminal stenosis L3-4, L4-5, L5-S1, herniations L3-4, L4-5, L5-S1, central canal stenosis L3-4, L4-5 and L5-S1
POST OP CES 3/30-06
Neurogenic Bladder and Bowel, bilateral numbness legs and feet
Revision for failed Back surgery, pseudoarthrosis L4-5, hemilaminectomies L3-4, L4-5, L5-S1, bmp added to revision fusion, replaced two bent screws that were reversing out of vertebrae - August 2, 2007
On going back pain and neuropathic pain, failed back surgery, consult for scs, decided not to do that at this point.
Adhesive Arachnoiditis also......just what I didn't need..