10 weeks after surgery ,most pain gone!

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   Posted 12/18/2011 10:44 PM (GMT -6)   
I am one of lucky ones has my surgery worked so well !Iam so greatful ,I still have other medical issues to deal with but pain mostly gone ,and Ihave been weaning off oxycontin tomorrow I go down to 5mg.pills,3 aday.nextweek to 2pills aday ect.I really feel the withdrawl ,but Iwas on 60 or 80 mgs aday for 2yrs .I feel this is the hardest part of the overall healing and wonder just how much longer it will take me to feel better,every morning Iwakeup to my eyes watering and cramps,lack of energy ,cold chills ,yet Iam still taking alow dose,once Iam off completely ,I hope this withdrawl does not get worse? I realize its all part of the healing process ,I only wish it easier.Happy to hear Laura will bring her experience and kindness to this site ,congrats Laura.happy holidays to everyone ,take care  from Michele

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   Posted 12/19/2011 2:27 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Michele,

I'm so glad to hear that your surgery has been successful! I have only a little experience of oxycontin withdrawal - when I've been sick and missed a couple of doses through vomiting - and that is hard to bear. Have you got support to help you through? Will be thinking of you *gentle hugs*

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   Posted 12/19/2011 10:11 AM (GMT -6)   
     Hello Michele!
           Were glad that you had a successful surgery! Just be patient...and you will get there. It takes time...and is different for everybody.
    Good luck as you seek to reduce your pain med's.
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   Posted 12/19/2011 3:31 PM (GMT -6)   
I am so happy that your surgery has helped relieve your pain. It's nice to hear some positive news about someone here. Take it slow.....((((hugs))))
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   Posted 12/19/2011 6:07 PM (GMT -6)   
It is certainly great news that surgury helped you. Just be patient.

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   Posted 12/20/2011 10:10 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks everyone!Iam doing okay down to 15mgs aday soon 10mg ect ,I'm having alot of coldchills tingling tiredness ,but it slowly getting better.I feel coming off meds seems harder than the healing from surgery?I'm so determined to get off pain meds, my IBS and stomach just can't handle taking the meds .I plan to go out with my neighbour tomorrow ,I'm pushing myself to do small tasks.I hope by the end of this year to be oxycontin free,even thou Istill take other meds ,oneless is better .take care happy hoildays
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