The post op pain is bad. If I move the wrong way or try to get out of bed I all but cry. I am trying to be careful. I am not used to getting out of bed like this-rolling to my side,pushing myself to sitting and then getting up. I am trying to be patient with myself. It has only been 5 days since my surgery. I can't get comfortabe. I am having to sleep on my sides with a throw pillow between my knees. So I not only have this surgery pain,but both hips hurt too. I can't lie on my back more than a couple minutes.
I am taking percocet 10,flexiril,elavil(at night). I am suposed to take the percocet every 4 hours. It isn't lasting that long. I called my doctor today and explained it to the nurse and asked if they could give me something to take along with it. When she called back she said it is the strongest that he would go by mouth-there wasn't much that could be added to it. They called in phenergan to take with it. She said it can enhance the percocet to act differently. I thaught it was just for nausea and vomiting. I did get if filled. I am due for my next dose in a few minutes,maybe it will work. I am really only getting 2 1/2 or 3 hours of relief at a time. Have any of you taken the phenergan with percocet? Does it help?
I am feeling pretty wimpy right now. I wasn't stupid. I knew surgery would hurt. But this is way worse than I imagined...