I'm 'toughing it out' with Advil and ice packs. I keep repeating that this is an 'acute pain' that will stop and not a chronic pain with no end.
My tramadol does nothing for it.
The stitches are to be removed on Friday. After that, I'll be looking for a new dermatologist for any future care.
I'll also be seeing my pm next week and will discuss this with them. It is likely I will need other areas of skin cancer treated at some point in the future, so I want to be clear on 'the rules' of my contract.
I'm thinking that since the tramadol did absolutely nothing, it's not likely something stronger would help much and since I'm a recovered alkie, it's better to just wait it out anyway. I'm just pissed that the doctor wouldn't even call my pm. With all of the changes taking place, one would think the medical community would cooperate with each other!
Physically, I'm amazed at just how much our foreheads 'move' when talking, smiling sneezing, laughing, etc! I'm short statured and must look up often...which hurts like h***. The top of my head is still numb. I feel 'itch' but not 'scratched'. Cold is cold...I must remember to be careful with hot. My eyelid droops more than it used to. Hopefully, these issues will be temporary.
Thanks again for the input. Oh, and Seashell, Tylenol is out for me...liver issues...probably from a combination of drinking history and prolonged use of 'Ultracet' (which my g.p. discovered and changed me to just 'Ultram' without the 'cet'.)
multiple surgeries for rotator cuff both shoulders with residual chronic impingement syndrome, ulnar nerve transposition, carpal tunnel release, multiple wrist surgeries, multiple herniated discs, tarlov cysts, whiplash, bursitis of hips, grade 5 right shoulder separation and torn labrum, ovarian cysts, fibroid tumors of the uterus