I found your first post in another thread so moved it here so more people would see it.
I've been seeing a pain management group since 1998. From day one the doc there said he couldn't fix me but he could give me a better quality of life and i have to say he did. they weren't afraid to give me medications and my pain has become a lot more bearable. i have a lousy back, herniated discs, disc degeneration. facet syndrome, arthitis, spinal stenosis, and dessication of a bunch of lumbar discs, in other words, a lousy back. i am taking massive doses of narcotics and after adjusting to the fact that i needed them to function it was easier for me psychologically. i have also been lucky in having good results to my yearly radiofrequency procedures to my spine. now my main concern is my crohns disease. i need to have a subtotal colectomy and though i haven't seen the surgeon yet, am concerned about
the pain management because of my high tolerance. also i will be going to a hospital not where my doctors practice so i am concerned about
the management of my pain thru surgery and the recovery period. has anyone had surgery where they've been under painmanagement for their chronic pain and how did they manage. i'm new to this website and it's taken me awile to find this spot so any info would be greatly apprectiated.