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Betsey Ross
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Date Joined Mar 2011
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   Posted 3/30/2011 1:12 PM (GMT -6)   
Hello Everyone
Last night was unbearable with the pain in my left leg. I woke up every hour only to lay there and wonder when relief will happen.  I have determined that butran pain patch does not work for me. The two patches didnt decrease my pain level at all.  I called pm doc and he is going to change that med to something else.  My pastor called me and he will email his members and announce my predicament at Sunday service.  I also have an appointment here at my house next Thursday by a rep to eval me for assistance from the county. I need help getting dressed, light housekeeping, laundry, cooking.  Everything.  I was asked if I need a modification done to any part of my house.  i said I will discuss that with the rep next thursday.  Pt today wasnt beneficial for my leg.  By the time I hobbled into pt I was crying and pt was limited because of my low pain threshold.  Looking forward to getting relief soon.So my ride to and from therapy is in the works and help for me may be happening if my income is low enough.
 
Enough for now
 
Betsey

straydog
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   Posted 3/30/2011 3:27 PM (GMT -6)   
Betsey sorry to hear that you are having such a hard time right now. Lets hope the dr can come up with some medication that give you some relief.

It sounds like you may have some luck on getting some personal help, wow that is a rarity these days.

Take care.
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momtofourangels
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   Posted 3/30/2011 10:53 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Betsey. I'm sorry you're having so much pain. I hope you can get your pain under control really soon. Let us know how your appointment goes tomorrow. Take care and I hope you're having a low pain night.

love and hugs
Loretta
Dx: osteoarthritis, bursitis in left hip, Osteoarthrits in right hip, compression fracture in thoracic spine due to falling on frozen ground March 2001 , ddd, spinal stenosis, bone spurs, osteoarthritis in spine, osteoarthritis in both knees

Betsey Ross
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Date Joined Mar 2011
Total Posts : 1056
   Posted 4/1/2011 6:51 AM (GMT -6)   
Good Morning
 
Mt new med of opana er 10 mg is working for me.  My teeth are numb .. lol.  My leg doesnt have the number 9 pain today.  It is down to a 4 for right now.  I can walk a little faster with my walker and for this time of day it is incrediable.  I slept good until 3:00 am.  Took a 5 mg pill of the same pill and went back to sleep until 5:30 am.  Been up ever since and noit dopey or sleepy or any of the other 7 dwarfs.  lol I really do have a sence of humor if Im not in excruciating pain.  thursday is when the county rep is coming to the house to see if I qualify for help around my house.  disability called me yesterday and want me to fax them 2 papers that I got from wb months ago.  Tomorrow I will get my husband to go to a shipping place and fax the papers so they are there on Monday morning.   I dont qualify for ssi but I need a denial for that but that doesnt mean that ssd is denied-just ssi.I cant find my social security card.  I will have to have a neighbotr drive me to social security building 14 miles away next week so  I have it for the county rep next thursday.  Now you are up to date.
 
Soft Hugs
Betsey

Screaming Eagle
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   Posted 4/1/2011 9:21 AM (GMT -6)   
 
      
 
           Betsey!....it's good to see you waving you're "Victory Fag" (Bet you made it too) smilewinkgrin
 
 
               Let's hope the county assistance comes through as well!
 
       Have a good day, and please do not over do it because your feeling better now.
 
       SE wink
"The clock is running. Make the most of today. Time waits for no man. Yesterday is history. Tomorrow is a mystery. Today is a gift. That's why it is called the present."

Betsey Ross
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Date Joined Mar 2011
Total Posts : 1056
   Posted 4/2/2011 8:09 AM (GMT -6)   
good morning
I had to take a 5mgopana ar 3;00 AM AND Then 10 mg opana at 8:00 am. At 9:00 am I can have breakfast. I slept fairly well last night. pain level is at a 6. i am hoping it decreases thru out the day. i hope by next week it will be in my system long enough to see if I get round the clock coverage. i am praying that it happens.I was told yesterday that even when I get my hardware out in July that sinbce my leg isnt straight I will have pain. leg will be straightened when I have my total knee replacement in Feb. So I hope my meds works. I think i am depressed this morning. Does opana make you depressed? I wasnt like this thursday. Maybe its knowing no relief
for months. Monday I will call pm doc if I still feel like this.

Hugs
Betsey
crushed lower knee and vertical fx of yibia/external fixator placed/plates and screws and tried to place big pieces of cartiledge under knee cap/tremendous pain in affected legcontinously without improving/allergic to metal in left leg/leg isnt straight/need metal removed in July/wait 6 months for healing/then toatal knee replacement/straighten out leg/more phsyxical therapy/take opana er

Betsey Ross
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Date Joined Mar 2011
Total Posts : 1056
   Posted 4/3/2011 7:48 PM (GMT -6)   
good evening

Need to call pm doc on Monfay. I want to know if I can take( 2 ) 10 mg tabs twice a day for continous coverage. i am not getting continous coverage and I take a 5mg tab opana for breakthru pain which means a 5 mg pill every 4 hours. that might be to many. I have pain in my back and good leg now. I also should call my lawyer to see how many paychecks i have coming to me from wc. that way I can budget. ssd sent me a packet of papers that make my head spin. I need to verify what is typed is correct from our phone interview. papers after papers. I cant handle this now but I have to. I need to call my doc maybe for an appt. this week.
Soft Hugs
Betsey
crushed lower knee and vertical fx of yibia/external fixator placed/plates and screws and tried to place big pieces of cartiledge under knee cap/tremendous pain in affected legcontinously without improving/allergic to metal in left leg/leg isnt straight/need metal removed in July/wait 6 months for healing/then toatal knee replacement/straighten out leg/more phsyxical therapy/take opana er

Betsey Ross
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Date Joined Mar 2011
Total Posts : 1056
   Posted 4/4/2011 6:41 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Everyone
 
I called my pm doc-no openings until Friday at 3:00 pm for an appointment. I took that even though I wanted to see him earlier this week.  Oh well. I took the opana er 10mg drug 3 hours before pt and i didnt have the intense oain that i usually have. but boy i really hurt  when it was done.  i laid down when i got home and applied heat. 
i dont have much of an appetite for some reason.  it may be my meds. i am looking forward to thursday when the county rep comes to my house to interview me so maybe i can get help around the house.  i will see.
 
everyone have a low pain evening
 
betsey
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