For all of you who already know, I am having a lumbar fusion on tuesay.... Very very nervous about surgery and the recovery, but I think I am ready. I have everything set around the house, new bed delivered, new pajamas, hair dyed, toenails done. I know it sounds like non important things, but they sure have helped me take my mind off of everything.
Today I realized that Iwill be short pain meds sat, sun, and monday. I called my PM Dr's office today (they are closed on weekends, and contract states that refill request must be made mon- thur ) and asked them to call in a script for enough to get me through till surgery day. The nurse that took my call was so incredibley rude to me. She told me that I should have enough to make it through a couple more weeks. I explained to her that last time I was at the office to talk to my Dr. about the surgery and pain managent in hospital, I told him that I was taking one pill every 5 hours and two at night. He did not at that time write a new scipt because I had plenty of pills left.So he said to call when I needed a refill. Well that would be today, (few days early beacuse of weekend, have enough through friday but thought I was just being efficiant and called them today)
Well she had quiet the attitude, and said the the script was to take one pill every 8 hours. I took the bottle out of my purse and read to her the directions. Take 1 pill every 6 hours for pain. OMG......she then said no.......it is for one every 8 hours. I again had to read it to her, she then asked me if it was written or called in, as to insinuate that I changed it???? I stayed very calm, and asked her to please talk to my Doctor and give me a call back. Well she said that someone made a mistake. I certainally did not want to argue with her , just stated that I was in extreme pain, and Doctor was aware of it, and to please read the notes in my file about change. My scipt certianlly has changed over time, as pain has gone up,.
Long story short (to late) she left a message that she called in a refill. Obviously she read the notes in my file.
Why in the world would a nurse think that she has the right to talk to patients that way.
Expecially one that has never abused asking for refills. By the way.....a nurse called in the script to the pharmacy for one pill every 6 hours for the sript "in question" I think she is a new nurse, I have never talked to her before and have been a patient since 2005.
Any way.... wow that felt good! Thanks for letting me vent.....on with they surgery!!!
Diagnosed crohns Disease 07,
Three Herniated disc; stenosis, facet arthritis,degenerative disc , severe siatica
3 laparoscopies, hysterectomy
p.t. and trigger point injections for severe pelvic pain.
Spinal epidurals for herniated discs and siatica
meds: lyrica, vicodine, amrix