Thanks for the thoughts. I have gone to the ER. They didn't listen when I said I'd taken a percocet an hour earlier and tried to give me a vicodin on top of it (this combo actually made me sick when another doc tried it in a hospital). I'd been crying and this was when my arm pain began...in the elbow. It traveled up my back to my shoulder blade for awhile and now is centered in my hand. It's slightly more swollen then the right hand. As for the percoset, it was prescribed in Feb. when I lived in another state. I moved to this state and two days later got a resection (but I thought I only had gallbladder disease). Honestly, I've been to doctors and ERs for the pain and I'm just plain exhausted with trying to get the idiots to fix the problem and stop giving me the pain meds. As soon as the insurance goes through...hehe, my personal mantra.
Oh...as for teaching hospitals. I'm planning on going to KUMed. When I was sick five years ago with undiagnosed Crohns, they were good about
pain management as well as not sending me home half healed only to return to a new hospital two weeks later with even more problems. It's a teaching hospital. State funded too.
27/f/CD. 4 CD related surgeries: 2 resections, 2 JP drains, 3 NG tubes, many absesses (including the one my most recent surgery scraped off my ovary) and fistulas.
Currently trying to figure out hip and knee joint pain.
Have lost in these surgeries: appendix, 8 in. intestine, R fallopian tube, gallbladder, 10 in. intestine
Crohns Dx'd: February 2008.
Pentasa (and much mental screaming)
Trying to hang in there until January so I'll have some insurance and can visit a rheumy, neuro, GI, primary, pain control, and possibly a shrink so I could stop crying and living in my own lil pity party. :-P
Post Edited (Joie1) : 12/11/2008 9:35:28 PM (GMT-7)