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Ssinss
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   Posted 1/15/2012 2:37 PM (GMT -6)   
ten more days of this "It will be good for you" medication vacation and I am barely clinging to whatever strength I started with. Got a UTI from all the baths, no break from the pain, TENS unit on electrocute, (just high). Putting on a smile for the family, not working very well. They don't fall for the crying because I am happy right now. Vent vent vent.
Thanks
Abdominal surgeries 7ish (C section x2, Hysterectomy, Laprotomy due to scar tissue, left Colectomy, ventral hernia repair,MRSA, Ventral hernia repair removal, MRSA. Ventral hernia repair laproscopic, last surgery left a hole for months that needed to be packed. The last hernia repair was a placement of a Large abdominal mesh with unusual sensitivity to the tacks.

straydog
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   Posted 1/15/2012 2:45 PM (GMT -6)   
Vent away, as far as smiles for the family, in the trash can with those, I don't see one thing for you to smile about at this point in the game. How about some hot showers to get you out of the tub? My heart gos out to you.

Take care.
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Ssinss
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   Posted 1/15/2012 2:48 PM (GMT -6)   
You read my mind, to bad the tens is not water proof, thank you.
Abdominal surgeries 7ish (C section x2, Hysterectomy, Laprotomy due to scar tissue, left Colectomy, ventral hernia repair,MRSA, Ventral hernia repair removal, MRSA. Ventral hernia repair laproscopic, last surgery left a hole for months that needed to be packed. The last hernia repair was a placement of a Large abdominal mesh with unusual sensitivity to the tacks.

tmjpain
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   Posted 1/15/2012 3:41 PM (GMT -6)   
Gosh sounds awful. Remind me of your story again? sorry bad memory. You are coming off of methadone for a drug free holiday?? You could put a stool in the shower so you have something to sit on and then have the hot water hitting on you.

Sorry it's so rough for you. Can a good caring friend come to be with you?

Suzane

Ssinss
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   Posted 1/15/2012 4:53 PM (GMT -6)   
Long story but quick version, goes, 60 mg of methadone a day, made more pain than it relieved, exhaustion, I thought feeling like I had the flu was just a new great part of my chronic pain. And yes, everytime I saw my PM I would always say I was fine. I am terrified to say anything because I have lost trust in the medical field even though I have to rely on it. So on Christmas day I, ME, I stopped taking methadone. My PM has weaned me down to 5 a day. So I go to see him 10 days later and he tells me he wants me on a 30 day vacation of pain, I mean no narcotic meds. But he did wrote me a big prescription of Motrin ......... My family is here, my son, my Boyfriend of 5 years without him I have no idea what I would do. I am very lucky.


So I breath in and out and watch the seconds slowly tick by while I feel like I am trapped in this body that is relentlessly painful.
Abdominal surgeries 7ish (C section x2, Hysterectomy, Laprotomy due to scar tissue, left Colectomy, ventral hernia repair,MRSA, Ventral hernia repair removal, MRSA. Ventral hernia repair laproscopic, last surgery left a hole for months that needed to be packed. The last hernia repair was a placement of a Large abdominal mesh with unusual sensitivity to the tacks.

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Betsey Ross
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   Posted 1/15/2012 6:23 PM (GMT -6)   
Ssinss,

So sorry to hear that your doc wants you off of your medication. I was on oxycontin 20mg 3x a day. My PM doc wanted to get ready for total knee replacement surgery so now the oxycontin is 10mg 2x a day. I had the withdrawel symptoms and I took hot showers and that helped me.

When I went to regular pharmacy this time they had no oxycontin but another pharmacy 2 miles away had my pills.I am going on vacation out of my state and I am going to get my hubby to fill my script for oxycontin in February and he can bring the pills with him when he arrives 3 weeks later.My workmans comp wouldnt pay for 2 months worth so they had to be split.

I feel for you because your pain riddled body is wearing you down. Is the motrin 600mg? You can take 2 at a time for a short duration.

Please keep us informed on your health.
Soft Hugs
Betsey
Age to a woman is like krypronite to Superman.

Ssinss
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   Posted 1/15/2012 6:29 PM (GMT -6)   
Motrin is 800, have had everyone remove meds from my possession. But then I could do one and a half of the Motrin. On the 25th my PM will put me on something, he suggested one of the new 7 day patches. He has lots of time to decide.
Thank you for the suggestion, it can't hurt.
Abdominal surgeries 7ish (C section x2, Hysterectomy, Laprotomy due to scar tissue, left Colectomy, ventral hernia repair,MRSA, Ventral hernia repair removal, MRSA. Ventral hernia repair laproscopic, last surgery left a hole for months that needed to be packed. The last hernia repair was a placement of a Large abdominal mesh with unusual sensitivity to the tacks.

sos007
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   Posted 1/15/2012 11:54 PM (GMT -6)   
Ssinss....I am so sorry you are suffering....do you like your doc, I can not believe he took you off of all pain meds, sounds crazy to me maybe get a 2nd opinion. It just seems off that he would leave you suffering...that is awful. I will keep you in my prayers and hope you get relief soon.

Blessings, Amy
Chronic Pain(nerve), fibro, mild depression and a few others

Ssinss
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   Posted 1/16/2012 3:18 AM (GMT -6)   
Its a temporary state, I have been on pain meds for years starting at the age of 28. I trust that he is doing this to give my body a type of rest and to see just what state my pain is currently in. Its been a long time. I think 31 days is a bit much and I really can not handle it any more. I see my regular physician tomorrow, and my councelor right before. It might be time to let them step in on my behalf with my PM, it was offered once and I asked to let me try this. Plus someones little toes always managed to get stepped on. But its to the point that I might have to go commit myself because I do not trust my own actions.
Thank you for the blessings and well wishes, will post with tomorrows events.
Sleep well and with peace and comfort.
Abdominal surgeries 7ish (C section x2, Hysterectomy, Laprotomy due to scar tissue, left Colectomy, ventral hernia repair,MRSA, Ventral hernia repair removal, MRSA. Ventral hernia repair laproscopic, last surgery left a hole for months that needed to be packed. The last hernia repair was a placement of a Large abdominal mesh with unusual sensitivity to the tacks.

newname
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   Posted 1/17/2012 1:31 PM (GMT -6)   
Doctors taking patients off pain medications cold turkey seems more than a little unethical.
Cruel would be the right word for such action.
Unless they have reason to believe that your life is in jeopardy if you continue taking your medication, there is no good excuse for doing that to someone.
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