Chronic illness/CP patient several years now and coming across something haven't experienced. Had surgery--unrelated to my illnesses, my luck--almost two weeks ago. My pain MD decided to let my surgeon handle post op pain management and I see him for my two week f/u this Monday, thing is I'm still in quit a bit of pain and would like to ask for more meds b/c I ran out of the meds he gave me today and had to "dip" into my CP management meds. I want to keep these two issues separate, CP meds for CP and post-op meds for, well, post-op.
My CP MD is generous w/my management meds and I'm afraid my surgeon will just tell me to take CP meds--how best to address this?; I'm probably feeling nervous b/c I've had lots of experience w/ MD's, pain, and years of convincing people how bad I feel.
Has any CP'ers on pain med management had surgery and how has post-op pain been handled? Does anyone know if surgery takes longer to heal from if you are a CP/illness patient?
P.S. I didn't take more meds than prescribed BTW. I should have wrote this post earlier.
Post Edited (BigLucy) : 9/14/2009 12:16:23 AM (GMT-6)