For quite a while I was on Vicodin and Vicoprofen but my Doctor said I was having to take to much of it to often to control my pain! So he put me on Oxycontin, that med has literally been a real Godsend for me in the fact it controls the pain very very well with no dopey drugged feeling side affects! That is the best thing by far! I do not like that feeling of not being all there so to speak! I do take Percocet for break through the weaker ones 5/325 and I only take them when nothing else works, most of the time sittiing down in the recliner and llistening to soothing music helps allot! Just getting the pressure off my back! Anyway I had been taking OC 40mg every 12 hours, but this past summer it was changed to every 8 hours, which works allot better, for me. I was always finding the last 4 hours of the 12 hour cycle was just not taking care of the pain!
Anyway I am glad to here that you did not require additional chemo or radiation, I hope that you got to see your Doctor today, as that coughing up the green stuff does not sound good, let us know how that turned out!
Take care and Good Luck to You!
Moderator Chronic Pain
I'm Retired USAF, went back to school and became an RN, and now am on full disalbility!-- DDD, With herniated Disk at T-12 and L4-5. C5-C6 ACDF in Sep 2009, C6-C7 ACDF in Mar 1985, 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