Hi Loretta...Thanks for the update...and I am SO glad to hear that you have the medicine issue worked out...let's hope it continues each month this way!!
Sorry to hear that you are having extra pain...That's a great idea about the frozen milk jugs of water! I will have to use that too...My AC is pretty old and with our days reaching up to 100...it's still doing fairly well but in the back room where my bedroom is and where I use my computer...it gets close to 80 so I always use a fan day/night...Doggy appreciates it too! LOL..
I'm glad that you are being very careful with the heat and the patch...I was prescribed the patch way back in the beginning before my 1st sugery...my PCP at the time was so sweet and so caring...she was truly trying to help my pain..but she went from me taking 5mg Percocet maybe 2 or 3 a day to the patch...and the first day I put it on...I took my usual long, hot shower that night and passed out on the floor!...So...she was new to them as well as I so we used my example for her to alert others...
I think it's a great PM medicine...for me now...I just like more control by taking my LA and SA meds when needed...
I am sending you some big hugs.(( ))..I'm hoping that you will give another update today or tomorrow and let us know how you are doing..
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