Skeye...........I do hope that fentanyl patch will work for you, I personally think those patches are scary, they can be really effective for some people but it is so difficult to get the right amount of pain relief with them. ( everyone seems to absorb the medication differently and at different rates with those patches) and you have to be so careful so the person doesn't get to much and OD! and that can be really tricky! Skeye if you one of those individuals that opioids have no affect on, you really could be in a difficult situation to get adequate pain relief! I sure hope they can just find out what is going on with your eye so they can accurately treat it! Make sure you keep us posted about what you find out. I do wish I had some kind of magic that would make your pain go away along with everyone elses!
PALady ........I had the endoscope and coloscopy done at the sametime in the spring of 08, it was a piece of cake! The prep is always the most difficult part! But just don't forget, just before you have it done to request that they please do the Endoscope first first! I hope you have a great weekend visiting with your friends from California, One more thing, just because you tell me not to worry doesn't me mean that I won't! I worry about all of you here, no matter what! I just wish I could do more than just worry!
Lindaloo ..........I know what you mean about the EMG studies I don't really like getting them either, there is actually two parts to it, the part where they monitor the electrical signal of the muscles at rest and then again when they are contracted. The other part, and this is the one that I hated the most, is the Nerve conduction study where the nerve is stimulated by a mild electric shock and they measure the time between the stimulation and the response. To me that was always the bad one! I had one done measuring the electrical activity of the muscle in my tongue, they stuck the needle up in where the top of your neck and the botton of your jaw meets, that soft part where a llot of people have the double chin, they stuck the long needle electrode up into the muscle at the bas of my tongue and then had me move my tongue. Surprisingly that wasn't all that bad, not comfortable mind you but nat as bad as the nerve conduction study! It does make you cringe when you start to think about though! I will agree with you 100% though the personality of the person adminstering the test makes all the difference I the world! Like I mentioned to Gretchen maybe I will give the chat another try! Lindaloo Thank-You for all your support, everyone here is just so kind and caring!
You guys really are my friends and family!
I'm Retired USAF, went back to school and became an RN, and now am on full disalbility!--Degenerative Disc (affecting mostly the thorasic disc but all levels involved), C6/7 laminectomy/diskectomy& fusion, Osteoarthritis, Ulcerative colitis, Chronic Pain, Fibromyalgia, Complex Sleep Apnea, and host of other things to spice up my life!(NOT!) Medications: Oxycontin, Percocet, Baclofen, Sulfasalazine, Metoprolol, Folic Acid, Supplemental O2 at 3lpm with VPAP Adapt SV
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