As you all know I recently had knee surgery. Now even though my surgery was what most would consider small and for all intensive purposes I really was not in a whole lot of pain. My new ortho was about
to send me home with a script
for loratabs 7.5 even though I am taking percocet 10s and Kadian for my back.
Now being as though I knew that my current meds would be able to control what little pain the three holes in my knee would give me, I knew better then to fill this script
as it would probably have violated my pain contract and given me a huge problem to boot. So I refused the script
and was sent home to resume my reg medications.
Now I know that each of us have come across many problems with ERs and have felt like smacking a wall just to get the attention we need to control the pain, but I think that doctors don't speak with one another regarding our current treatments.
Maybe this was a test?
What doesn't kill us only makes us fight back harder! :P
Two level fusion on S1- L4 in 2000. One level fusion on L3-L4 in 2003 and revision on L3-L4 6 months later. This led to a diagnose of failed back syndrome, nerve pain and Chronic Pain. Two bi-lateral patellar realignments on both knees last one in 1988. Overall...I'm in great health.