Shannon: If you have nausea from some of the meds, ask about taking some Zofran w/ your meds. It's an anti-nausea med that worked well for me when I needed morphine, etc. It used to be very $$ but is now available as a generic. The generic name is "ondansetron HCL". It may allow you to try some other meds & not have all those evil side-effects.
They gave it to me thru my IV b4 my fusion surgery & for the 1st time ever, I had no post-op nausea. I also had no side-effects from it.
Nov. 06-- Lammy @ L4, removal of spinal cystic tumor @ L4/5(benign)
Dec. 06--Re-operation for post-surgical spinal fluid leak. 2nd surgery caused sciatic nerve damage & radiculopathy in R leg/foot, increased spinal instability (grade 1 spondy, 17%), epidural scar tissue binding nerve roots, damaged facet joints & worsened DDD @ L4/5
Jan. 08--PLIF fusion/discetomy surgery w/pedicle screw instrumentation @ L4/L5, another lammy (@ L/5 this time) & bone marrow harvest from left iliac crest for packing bone around disc cages after total discectomy @ L4/5. Good relief from sciatica & leg/nerve pain, tho some residual CP--hope to be "Healing Well"...