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Betsey Ross
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   Posted 10/6/2011 11:26 AM (GMT -6)   
Hello My Online Family
     I went to my pm doc today and I explained to him that I will have my total knee replacement on 11-15-11.  My pain doc now wants to decrease my oxycontin in half strength to wean me off of the drug before my surgury and then when I wake up from general anes. they can begin giving me my oxycontin again.  So I dropped off my script of oxy at my local pharmacy and of course they were put of stock for the oxy and they wil order it and it will be here tomorrow. 
 
I still dont know if the stems on my new knee ,one stem into tibia and one stem in femur, contain traces of nickel .I called the ortho secretary and left her a msg. so now i wait.  I dont know if she every incountered such a nervous patient as me.
 
I am redoing the look of our bedroom...it was dark so I lightened it by a cream colored bedspread and white sheer panels on the windows.  What a change.  I found cleaning ppl that send two women to my house and they did everything I wanted done but it was expensive.  I will submit that to w/c settlement as caregivers and I need to be reimbursed.  W/C never gave me my stair chairlift or a caregiver yet so that is in the settlement to.
 
I need to lay down my back has alot of pain from mid back down to my sciactia.
 
Betsey
 
 

sore42long
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   Posted 10/6/2011 12:01 PM (GMT -6)   
HI besty,I'm just home from surgery ,getting a rib removed ,doing okay ! I guess in your case some drs want you off pain meds?I was told by the anos.dr to take my oxy the day of surgery ,he told me some drs want people offpain meds but he thinks thats wrong? Iguess you have to take your drs advice.However if its too painful ,you could possibly talk to him about it! Its great you got your bedroom done ,its always nicer to have brighter colors ,I feel it makes you feel better.take care

Betsey Ross
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   Posted 10/6/2011 2:14 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks for repling. I called the secretary of my ortho doc and left her a msg that pain doc wants me totally off oxycontin for 2 weeks prior to surgury. Those of you that have done that how do you feel ? Do you have alot of pain am I going to be able to function? I am worried.

Betsey
crushed lower knee and vertical fx of tibia/external fixator placed/plates and screws and tried to place big pieces of cartiledge under knee cap/tremendous pain in affected leg continously without improving/allergic to metal in left leg/leg isnt straight/ metal removed in July//then total knee replacement/straighten out leg/more phsyxical therapy/take oxycontin,flexeril,cymbalta,vicadin for BT

Betsey Ross
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   Posted 10/7/2011 12:35 AM (GMT -6)   
I am awake at 2:00 am with oain. I took 2 percocets and a flexiril and now I wait to see if they can numb my pain. This decreasing the oxycontin is so painful for me so im calling pm doc when they open today.

Knee is throbbing, I am going to heat up a rice pack I made and then place it on my knee. Hopefully sleep will find me soon.
crushed lower knee and vertical fx of tibia/external fixator placed/plates and screws and tried to place big pieces of cartiledge under knee cap/tremendous pain in affected leg continously without improving/allergic to metal in left leg/leg isnt straight/ metal removed in July//then total knee replacement/straighten out leg/more phsyxical therapy/take oxycontin,flexeril,cymbalta,vicadin for BT

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   Posted 10/7/2011 1:22 PM (GMT -6)   
 
         Betsey don't forget the Cheeze & Cracker's! (our secret) tongue tongue tongue   I just have to tease you, Bless your little heart!
 
    Let me know how the reduction is going...you can do it! You should not have to though! nono
 
 The 15th will be here before you know it, and maybe you can leave the pain behind you with the new knee.
 
       I enjoyed the visit!
 
        Take care!
 
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Betsey Ross
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   Posted 10/8/2011 11:55 PM (GMT -6)   
I am just on vicadin, cymbalta, ultram no oxycontin at all. I am done with that med and hopefully never be on it again. My leg is paying the price of constant pain since Im not on oxycontin.

Monday I will call pm doc and tell her that u cant cope with the pain that is constant.

Racing season is done and I need to make 4 checkered flags for the one banquet to be given to the driver in each division who won the most features.

I hope I sleep tonight
crushed lower knee and vertical fx of tibia/external fixator placed/plates and screws and tried to place big pieces of cartiledge under knee cap/tremendous pain in affected leg continously without improving/allergic to metal in left leg/leg isnt straight/ metal removed in July//then total knee replacement/straighten out leg/more phsyxical therapy/take oxycontin,flexeril,cymbalta,vicadin for BT

Betsey Ross
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   Posted 10/10/2011 2:24 AM (GMT -6)   
I am up from pain. I cant cope with the way I feel. Im crawling up the walls ,headaches,constant pain in leg,back,and hip.

I will touch base with pm doc today. w/c never pd for 10 mg oxycontin and the muscle relaxant. So I went off oxy cold turkey. The 3 pills I had left I TOOK tHURSDAY AND FRIDAY. sAT AND SUNDAY WERE HORRIBLE. Pllease excuse the caps. The fingers hurt to much and the caps were an accident Im not yelling.
crushed lower knee and vertical fx of tibia/external fixator placed/plates and screws and tried to place big pieces of cartiledge under knee cap/tremendous pain in affected leg continously without improving/allergic to metal in left leg/leg isnt straight/ metal removed in July//then total knee replacement/straighten out leg/more phsyxical therapy/take oxycontin,flexeril,cymbalta,vicadin for BT

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   Posted 10/10/2011 2:49 AM (GMT -6)   
sending you healing compassionate vibes betsey ross. jamie
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Alcie
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   Posted 10/10/2011 9:15 AM (GMT -6)   
Thanks Betsy, for posting.  I have shoulder surgery next Monday and it never ocurred to me that my doc might want me off my pain meds except Celebrex. 
 
I have to call tomorrow when offices are open again because he's not given me any information about exactly what he's going to do or the recovery.  I live alone and will have no help, so I have to plan food and anything else ahead, not when I'm woozy from anesthesia.  I'm sure he won't want to give me post-op pain meds except maybe a little Vicodin, which won't do anything for a cp patient, as we all know.  I've only seen him twice, and I don't think he's even aware of my cp status.

Chartreux
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   Posted 10/10/2011 2:26 PM (GMT -6)   
Fingers crossed for you Betsey. Please know I'm thinking of you and will
send ya some prayers...
Alcie, keep us posted when your surgery date is...prayers for you too...
well wishes to all...
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Betsey Ross
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   Posted 10/10/2011 2:45 PM (GMT -6)   
I am on day 3 of no oxycontin.....I am sweating, abdominal cramps, runny poo,crawling up the walls.,runny nose.

I have to walk with a walker not a cane I hurt to much...leg,back,hip...what else can pm doc give me so I have a good quality of life without pain that is at a 9. i cant stand it. Vicadin and cymbalta isnt helping

I know I am withdrawel symptoms so I am trying to stick it out without oxycontin but I need something else that will relieve my pain that isnt an opiate.
crushed lower knee and vertical fx of tibia/external fixator placed/plates and screws and tried to place big pieces of cartiledge under knee cap/tremendous pain in affected leg continously without improving/allergic to metal in left leg/leg isnt straight/ metal removed in July//then total knee replacement/straighten out leg/more phsyxical therapy/take oxycontin,flexeril,cymbalta,vicadin for BT

Screaming Eagle
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   Posted 10/10/2011 3:26 PM (GMT -6)   
Betsey, at least call your PM, and let him know what you are doing! A good PM would never let a patient go cold turkey! He should be able to give you something to keep the withdrawals at bay.

We all sorry your having to go through this, but please call your PM.

Take care,

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momtofourangels
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   Posted 10/10/2011 4:21 PM (GMT -6)   
Oh Betsy I'm so sorry you're in so much pain. I hope you were able to get a hold of your PM doctor. Let us know what he said. I hope you feel better really soon. You shouldn't have to go cold turkey. Bless your heart. Take care.

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

Betsey Ross
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   Posted 10/10/2011 6:09 PM (GMT -6)   
My Family

W/C pd for my 10 mg oxy and my flexiril so I picked them up. Late this afternoon I dropped myself down into our hottub for 2 cycles. Gosh that felt good. 2 hours later I pain so bad so I took a 10 mg oxy.

I did call my pain doc but she was over at her other location so I have to wait until tomorrow

I am sorry I broke down but I cant handle the pain. I will try not to to take another one .
crushed lower knee and vertical fx of tibia/external fixator placed/plates and screws and tried to place big pieces of cartiledge under knee cap/tremendous pain in affected leg continously without improving/allergic to metal in left leg/leg isnt straight/ metal removed in July//then total knee replacement/straighten out leg/more phsyxical therapy/take oxycontin,flexeril,cymbalta,vicadin for BT

Screaming Eagle
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   Posted 10/10/2011 6:21 PM (GMT -6)   
Its ok Betsey to come here and rant, and your not in a good place right now either, especially trying to please the surgeon. Thats what were here for! They should have helped you more than this.

I'm glad you at least took the 10mg Oxycontin, as it may give you a little relief from the withdrawals.

Take care, and keep after them to take care of you.

SE wink
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Betsey Ross
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   Posted 10/11/2011 2:27 PM (GMT -6)   
Family
 
The pm clinic called and something got screwed up in tran slation at the front desk.  I told the girl yesterday that vicadin and cymbalta arent taking away the pain.  i was at an 8 pain wise.
 
The secretary called today and said that I should continue with the vicadin and cymbalta that way we will have some tx options available for post op.  Screw the post op!  i am miserable now and at my wits end.  I took another 10 mg oxy now and I am waiting for it to work.
 
I had a horrible night of fitful sleep last night.
 
i cant believe that a secretary at pm clinic  screwed up my msg to the doc.  I am furious.  I need a good quality of life...is that to much to ask???  Without pain relief I am in bed and nothing gets done.

momtofourangels
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   Posted 10/11/2011 4:30 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Betsy I'm glad you have the oxycodone now. That PM doctor should know better than to go cold turkey. You need to be titrated down off of them. I would think you could do that within 2 weeks time. It's over a month before your surgery.

I agree with Michael. You keep on top of them to take good care of you. Take care. I hope you're feeling better now that you took your meds.

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

Betsey Ross
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   Posted 10/12/2011 3:24 PM (GMT -6)   
The orth doc wants to do the best allergy testing on the market to see if I am allergic to titanium and various other stuff I was never tested for. It costs $150 and they will call the w/c rep to see if she would pay for it. I told the secretary if w/c rejects it let me know so I can get the lawyer involved on this.

I am taking oxy 10mg 3 times a day The pain doc wont give me another pain pill to replace the oxy so I cant function on a dailey basis and do chores. So I will have to go to surgery with oxy 10mg in my system. When the time comesto be off oxy then give me a pill to minimize the withdrawel symptoms. I will find out about that tomorrow.

I got my dark auburn hair colored with temporary color of red and light brown mixed with it and i see red at the top ...its not carrot red but red...I am naturally pale so I had red hair as a child.It will last 6 weeks and wash out.

Thanks for allowing me to vent
crushed lower knee and vertical fx of tibia/external fixator placed/plates and screws and tried to place big pieces of cartiledge under knee cap/tremendous pain in affected leg continously without improving/allergic to metal in left leg/leg isnt straight/ metal removed in July//then total knee replacement/straighten out leg/more phsyxical therapy/take oxycontin,flexeril,cymbalta,vicadin for BT

Betsey Ross
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   Posted 10/13/2011 9:55 PM (GMT -6)   
I ache all over even my fingers again. I tried to sleep and I couldnt so i am up and it is going on midnight here on the east coast of USA.

Its time to call pm clinic and ask now for the script for pill to reduce withdrawel symptoms. I will call them on friday.

I sure hope that my next surgery on my leg will give me pain relief.
crushed lower knee and vertical fx of tibia/external fixator placed/plates and screws and tried to place big pieces of cartiledge under knee cap/tremendous pain in affected leg continously without improving/allergic to metal in left leg/leg isnt straight/ metal removed in July//then total knee replacement/straighten out leg/more phsyxical therapy/take oxycontin,flexeril,cymbalta,vicadin for BT

Betsey Ross
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   Posted 10/14/2011 2:08 PM (GMT -6)   
The pm clinic wont give me a pill to minimize the withdrawel symptoms. That is freiking unbelievable that they cut in half oxycontin and think I wont have withdrawel symptoms. I do have symptoms again.The doc is making me deal with them without minimizing them. What has the medical society come to?

I am at my wits end and disappointed at my pain management doc. I sure hope that my surgery will be a success and I wont need pain pills.
crushed lower knee and vertical fx of tibia/external fixator placed/plates and screws and tried to place big pieces of cartiledge under knee cap/tremendous pain in affected leg continously without improving/allergic to metal in left leg/leg isnt straight/ metal removed in July//then total knee replacement/straighten out leg/more phsyxical therapy/take oxycontin,flexeril,cymbalta,vicadin for BT

momtofourangels
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   Posted 10/14/2011 4:19 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Betsey

I'm really concerned hearing that your PM doctor won't give you anything for the withdrawls . What is he thinking? It makes me wonder if the doctors these days have their patients best interest in mind. I'm sorry for this. Take care.

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

Betsey Ross
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   Posted 10/16/2011 3:24 PM (GMT -6)   
We went to church today. The minister told us when we are worried about something or we are in pain that a deity who is greater than us knows about it. In a way it gave me comfort but didnt relieve my anxiousness and other withdrawel symptoms. Ill take the comfort that someones else knows how I feel

My leg and back hurts with every step I take with my walker. I am so frustrated.

I am taking osycontin 10 mg twice a day. I am decreasing them.
crushed lower knee and vertical fx of tibia/external fixator placed/plates and screws and tried to place big pieces of cartiledge under knee cap/tremendous pain in affected leg continously without improving/allergic to metal in left leg/leg isnt straight/ metal removed in July//then total knee replacement/straighten out leg/more phsyxical therapy/take oxycontin,flexeril,cymbalta,vicadin for BT

mrsm123
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   Posted 10/17/2011 11:25 AM (GMT -6)   
Betsy,
Did your pain doctor give you a tapering plan? If not, I would be calling around for an appointment with another pain management doctor for the post op period after your surgery. You have time to find another doctor .
Cutting your Oxycontin in half, and then leaving you with no way to get your doses is ridiculous. Not managing your withdrawal symptoms is ridiculous too.
I would be at their office having a hissy fit, but that's me.
If you are taking them twice a day now, try to spread out the time between the doses, extend it as much as you can during the 24 hour period.....then after a few days, take the oxycontin once during the middle of the day when you need to be most active......do that for a few more days.......I think you said that you have percocet? If you do, then you can cut percocet ( which contains the same med as oxycontin) in half, take half of a percocet for a few days, then you can cut the remaining halves into quarters and take those, once a day for a few days.....then stop taking them . If you do this properly, it should reduce the symptoms of withdrawal that you are having........
I am furious with your doctors. It is totally irresponsible.
Sandi
Motorcycle accident 1992, Back problems from 92 to 2005. August 2005- early 2006- Chiropractor care
March 2006- consult with surgeon -PLIF/TLIF L4-5, spondylolysthesis, canal and foraminal stenosis, multiple herniations
Post Op Cauda Equina Syndrome
Revision August 2007- salvage op
March 2011- 2nd onset of Cauda Equina Syndrome
Needs surgery to prevent paralysis

Betsey Ross
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   Posted 10/17/2011 8:11 PM (GMT -6)   
Sandi....Thank you for telling me how to decrease percocet and when Im done with oxycontin then I will take percocet and reduce them.

W/C is paying the current pain doctor but my rep is off this week and nobody at w/c can find my claim. Its like I dont exist. I called my lawyer and she told me that she is working on this issue.

I soaked in our hottub and left my affected leg float and bobb up and down in the bubbling water. ahhhhhhh

Im headed to bed. Im sleepy
crushed lower knee and vertical fx of tibia/external fixator placed/plates and screws and tried to place big pieces of cartiledge under knee cap/tremendous pain in affected leg continously without improving/allergic to metal in left leg/leg isnt straight/ metal removed in July//then total knee replacement/straighten out leg/more phsyxical therapy/take oxycontin,flexeril,cymbalta,vicadin for BT

Betsey Ross
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   Posted 10/18/2011 1:18 PM (GMT -6)   
Today I received a call from the office of the ortho surgeon. The doc told his secretary for me to take enough narcotics to get out of pain and continue that until the date of my surgery. What a relief!.I dont have to taperoff. I f I could dance right now I would be doing a happy dance.!!!!!

I asked about a new rx for oxy to get me thru to the date of surgery and the secretary will check into that for me.

there is the newest update.

Gentle hugs
Betsey
crushed lower knee and vertical fx of tibia/external fixator placed/plates and screws and tried to place big pieces of cartiledge under knee cap/tremendous pain in affected leg continously without improving/allergic to metal in left leg/leg isnt straight/ metal removed in July//then total knee replacement/straighten out leg/more phsyxical therapy/take oxycontin,flexeril,cymbalta,vicadin for BT
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