Idon't mean to tell everyone about my pain and surgery ,but its so overwhelming

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   Posted 5/1/2011 5:30 PM (GMT -6)   
I did my best went for a walk ,saw neighbours chatted for awhile but even now ,Ihave taken 2 -20 mg oxycontin and still my shoulder/elbow is throbing .I try not to mention  the pain ,Iam sure people are sick of hearing about it! Last yr I could do alot more tasks ,I feel so useless .Iguess do little bits take a break  ect .Idecided doing alittle is better than not trying at all ! I have a plan to do things tomorrow ,as the pain is so bad at this point resting is all Ican do! Iguess push myself but not to point where the pain is over whelming. take care

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   Posted 5/1/2011 7:09 PM (GMT -6)   
I am up to almost 200mg morphine today and I still cannot move. I have learned that when m ypain goes off the chart which is about 25 day's a month, to quit. I may sit in a chair with a broom or mop and try to clean a little of use a scooter to do some laundry etc or go to the kitchen, but I have learned that when your pain is off the chart the only thing you can do it STOP, and quit for the day, and hope the next day is a little better. Stay calm and feel better.

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   Posted 5/1/2011 7:19 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Sore42long. Please don't apologize for coming here and venting about your pain. That's what we're here for. I'm sorry that it's so painful for you today. That's what I do when I do anything. I do a little and then rest. That's the best that I can do. My husband has to cook dinner, and clean the house, do laundry, etc. because I can't. Tonight I'm cooing a roast, but it's in the oven and all i have to do is look at it every once in a while to make sure it doesn't burn. I wanted to surprise him because he's always doing all the cooking and he was gone to church. I couldn't go because it's been raining today and my back has really been hurting. Anyway, please don't apologize. Take it one day at a time. You take care. I hope your pain is better tonight.

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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
Meds: Fentanyl patch, oxycodone, otc: BenGay, Tylenol Arthritis on occasion

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   Posted 5/1/2011 8:51 PM (GMT -6)   
Never apologize for coming here, we all need to with bad days..
Have you done PT (physical therapy)? did it help, they have new ultra sound treatments that can
help relieve the pain some, ask your pm doc about it or water'd be
something to try....I use my moist heating pad on bad days sometimes with my
tens unit, it helps...Sure hope you can get a low pain day soon...
tell your doctor your pain levels are up...
well wishes...
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   Posted 5/1/2011 9:04 PM (GMT -6)   
I'm sorry that you're having so much pain. Everyone is right--don't ever feel bad for venting! Chartreux--Glad you mentioned moist heat. I use a moist heating pad as well, and I love it. I have a bunch of them in each room. They're great.

Hope you have low pain soon.



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   Posted 5/2/2011 4:31 PM (GMT -6)   
Sore, never, never, apologize to anyone for being in pain. It is not like its something you wished upon yourself, this is something out of your control. I don't know how long its been since your surgery or even what kind you had, all I can tell you is when starting out take baby steps, slowly build yourself up. Trying to do too much just sets you up for failure and just not good. Give yourself small goals each day and as you get stronger you can add more to it. Trying to do too much just knocks a person backwards and you don't need that.

Please take care of yourself ans stop worrying about what othesr think, let them walk around in your shoes for a day, see how it really feels.
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