Hi Eric...thanks for updating us.
I do have to caution you though that since things are getting tighter and tighter with DEA and state regulations/laws, that your Dr. may be wanting to switch you back to Oxycontin in the near future.
Since most Drs. do not want to keep a chronic pain patient on short acting medication. Usually after a few months of treatment and if someone is taking more than 2 or 3 a day...., they want to move you to a long acting medicine.
So it may "appear" a bit odd that you are ok with taking the exact same medication of Oxycodone at 6 a day (180 a month) but refusing to take Oxycontin.
Especially since you said your reason for going off the Oxycontin was because you didn't want to be tied to medication any longer...If the same thing happens again where you run out of your meds (Oxycodone) you would be in the exact same situation.
So...just some thoughts to keep tucked away..
Anyway....I certainly hope that your bronchitis gets better and that you haven't injured yourself from coughing so hard. As you mentioned, there is not much they can do for broken ribs but let them heal. The old way was to wrap you up tight with a corset like wrap but now they realize that is dangerous and can cause more issues with breathing.
We have all been thinking of you and glad you came to let us know what is going on...
Hope you can enjoy some of your weekend:)
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