Wow!...Glad to hear that you had a good visit...
I just want to caution in that not everyday may be a 2..but yes...SE and I are jealous!! LOL
I live with a 5-7 depending on the level of activities for the day as I never want to take so much medication that I am 'out of it' and not able to do things...
As well as this CP I have is for life and I don't want to develop a low tolerance to my pain meds and have to keep upping the dosage...I haven't had to do this in 2 years..
Keep in mind to rely on all the other 'tools' to help manage your pain as well as medicine like exercise, stretching, CBT, acupuncture, etc..
So just monitor how you feel each day keeping a log and hope that this new regimine will work for you!
How wonderful to find a caring and compassionate Dr. that is certainly the best...I am blessed to have one as well...
I am also on the generic MSContin and use OxyIR for my breakthrough medicine...and this works very well for me...
Very happy for you!
SB and "the pup who snores loudly"
ACDF C5-C7, (no hardware), with autograft bone Nov. 2001
(reabsorption of bone 2 years later...still lost in body..expect to burp it out at anytime..haha"))
ACDF with hardware, allograft bone Nov. 2005
Anterior and Posterior CDF, allograft bone with BMP, removal of old hardware, use of titanium plates, rods, screws, & kitchen sink (lol) Oct 2006