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Date Joined Aug 2008
Total Posts : 34
   Posted 8/29/2008 3:34 PM (GMT -6)   
   Feel like i know you all, ive recently come across this great forum and have read each and every post, maybe twice. This happens to be the nicest and most knowledgeable place out there. My story is two failed back surgeries, left me with lotz of scar tissue gettin tangled up down there and causing Mr. Pain to visit daily. Ive been on 10/325 oxycodone now for six months, and they were not cutting it anymore. So, my PM doc suggested 10mg of oxycontin, with the 10/325 for breakthru. So far, so good on my second day, second dose. Im impressed. I might say, its plain wierd not having that nagging leg and buttox pain. And, from reading what others say, yes i may be in for an increase and yes i know the wd might be nasty, but ill take that risk to keep Mr. Pain away, far away. Im not really that elderly, thats just a online gaming tag ive had for years, im actually 57 on monday. Nice to meet you all and look forward to helping in any way i can. yeah

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Date Joined Nov 2007
Total Posts : 6795
   Posted 8/29/2008 5:29 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi, Elderly,
Welcome to the HW forum! I'm glad you've been reading and getting to "know" us. It's easy to slide into this group, as you can probably guess, but we're always sorry when there's one more person in chronic pain.

I'm 58, so we're about the same age - and by the way, Happy Birthday! Funny, but since I took a fall which started all my major problems 4 years ago, I feel like I'm 80. I'm in agreement with you that if something helps the pain, and gives you part (or all!) of your life back, who cares about wd? Not that any of us want to be on these meds, but since you also have had failed surgery, you'll probably been through a bunch of procedures and techniques before that. And then we come to this place in the road where the pain's not likely to leave anytime soon without the meds.

I'm interested to read your response to the oxycontin as that's likely what I'll have to try next, as 2 -5/325 percocets, 3Xday just aren't cutting it. I, too, have buttock leg and foot symptoms. Would love to have that subside, or at least calm, for longer than a couple of hours, which is about how long the percocets last.

Anyway, jump in anywhere, and feel free to join in our Beach Party thread, which is our attempt to "live" in virtual bodies with no pain and no limitations and have a little fun for brief periods. If you come over, we'll have a birthday cake waiting!

Again, welcome!


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Date Joined Sep 2006
Total Posts : 1713
   Posted 8/29/2008 9:09 PM (GMT -6)   
Welcome Elderly,

I am 56 too soon to be 57, come this Nov 14. So Happy Birthday to you and I'm glad you joined the chronic pain forum of Healing Well. We are delighted to have you in the family, but of course, sorry for your pain. I am glad to hear that your pain medication increase is doing the trick at the moment. That is just great!!

I have fibromyalgia and some back history too. My percocet 10/650 wasn't holding me recently, so the pain doctor introduced lyrica again and boy has that helped tremendously.

Well enough about me. Just glad you are here and know that there are many others here who are like family and can be of great assistance to you as you post topics in the future.

God's blessings and gentle hugs,

Moderator Chronic Pain
Believe in yourself.  Be kind to fellow humans and animals.  Take time to smell the flowers and the coffee.
And by all means, when you are down, ask me for help.  I will be there.

Regular Member

Date Joined Oct 2006
Total Posts : 101
   Posted 8/30/2008 11:20 AM (GMT -6)   
Well welcome to this formula! Glad you have come but sorry your in pain! I cant same im in the same age bracket but i myself feel as im in my 80s! Im 28 and have way to much going wrong then right with me! I guess it doesnt really matter in the age really your as old as you feel! Thats my feeling! So again welcome HAPPY BIRTHDAY and nice to meet you!

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