Got to make it short tonight, this rain makes me feel like I have run over by a steamroller.
IMHO and experience, NOBODY at work needs to know what you are taking. That being said I also felt it is important that SOME ONE knows the info incase of an emergency. I kept a sealed envelope taped inside my desk and informed my employees that incase of an emergency that I couldnt respond to questions they should get the envelope. I am sure that raised alot of questions, but they didnt need to know that I took 5 times more meds than some of our residents.
Years ago when I worked at a hospital they tried to fire me when they found out I was taking Oxycontin. They said there was no way I could be able to respond to a crisis with "those" meds in my system. They ended up not doing it since I contacted the union, but they sure watched me like a hawk.
I was thinking about getting one of those medic alert flashdrive bracelets. You can fill in all of your meds and info, it can then be accessed by EMT's and ER's. I need to look into that more, but that a chore for another day,lol.
DX: CRPS/RSD full body, Fibro, CP, DDD, DJD, OSA, Syringomyelia, Arachnoiditis, failed fusion non union with hardware issues. Fusions C5-6, L5-S1. SCS trial successful awaiting placement after fusion revison 6/11.
MEDS:Fentanyl Patch 25 & 12.5 mcg, Fentora 100mcg, Oxyfast 10mg, Morphine Sulfate 15mg, AtacandHCT32/12.5mg, Clonidine, Zofran.