I have never done a home infusion anything, is it IV? I know when my pain get's bad I get really nauseated and can't take anything orally to help with it, so my doctors gave me anti-nausea suppositories that helped. The one that helped the best was called "compro". If they are oral medications make sure to eat something before you take them if you can. For me two pieces of toast or plain bread and big glass of milk helped with oral antibiotics.
Good to you for getting off so many pain medications and seeing that you were heading down a road you didn't want to.
Isn't it amazing how chronic pain shows us who are real friends are? I wish it wasn't so. The thing is that for some seeing someone in pain that doesn't go away is more than they can take. Most people cannot, or don't want to, see pain as anything that two tylenol and good night sleep won't fix. Everyone wants to believe that everything can be fixed somehow, and it makes people face their own fears when they realize that there isn't a magic pill for all ailments.
The best thing you can do is what you've done, take your life back from the chronic pain. As you said you are learning to live with it, but possibly try to live to spite the pain. The way that pain has invaded every part of my life really angers me sometimes, tasks as simple as getting out of bed sometimes are taken over. I made a decision years ago that the pain was not going to change who I AM. I am still the girl that trys to see the bright side of everything, even the pain that I battle. I still laugh, and I still smile even on my very worst pain days, because I will not let the pain take that from me.
Also remember that it's easy for us to shut out the world without knowing we are doing it. Sometimes it's just easier to push people away than to let them see the things that we deal with. You may have done that and not even known it. My husband has learned that those are the times I need him the most, because I'm pushing people away to protect them from seeing me hurt, when I really need someone there to help me with it. Not sure how you feel about dating sites, but if you are looking for a relationship of any king you might look there. I met my hubby 13 years ago on the internet when I was only 15, I'm 29 now (okay so I guess it was 14 years ago). I lost a lot of friends from 2000 when I first injured my back and the following years. It took me reaching back out to them to find them again.
Just know if nothing else the people here at healing well are ALWAYS here for you!
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Dx: Degenerative Disc Disease, Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome, IBS-d, Ruptured & Fused L4-L5-S1, Bulging/Ruptured L3-L4, Sciatica, Neuropathy, Costochondritis, Reflux, Gastric Bypass Surgery 12/6/07
Rx: Kadian 50mg - every 12 hours, Percocet 5/325 - up to 4 daily, Baclofen 10mg - 3 daily, Amitriptylene 200mg - at bedtime, Prevacid Solutabs - 1 daily, various vitamins.