Like PA Lady said, it is going to be hard to keep those meds away from your husband. He could easily tell your mom that you asked him to bring you pain meds and then take them himself if he gets desparate enough. I would suggest that you tell your mom that you and only you will tell her when you need meds and that she is not to give them to anyone but you directly.
If you trust your surgeon, then that's good enough for me. It is truly important that you feel comfortable with your surgeon.
I'm glad that your mom is coming to stay with you too. I would hate to see you trying to do for yourself and children, when you need to be doing nothing other than what the surgeon ordered.
Take care of yourself.
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..9/08- adding bilateral ulnar neuropathy with severe compression to the mix. They want me to see a surgeon for ulnar nerve surgery, but I'm not biting.
I've seen enough surgeons over the last few years.