Posted 9/21/2021 2:00 PM (GMT -8)
This is the second hospital where I have had surgery that doesn't have dilaudid. The first, the second largest hospital in our large city, has a policy against giving more than .2 mg (yes, there's a decimal point in front of the 2) once after surgery, because they lost some patients. Yeah! You lose patients when you don't watch them!! I saw exactly that. Now I can't ever trust the second hospital, actually a surgery center attached to a very large clinic, but in the same network. They don't even have dilaudid in the building.
I'm sure I'm not the only person who doesn't get much, if any, pain relief from opioids that have to be metabolized. Dilaudid works instantly, doesn't have to be changed like the others. It's a genetic thing, runs in my family.
1 day at a time - yes, and it's not just pain that's being ignored by new docs. The new ER doc in the small hospital closest to me (15 miles) refused to treat my tachycardia event that had lasted over 6 hours at 165 bpm and more, because I had already taken Inderal, which wasn't working. He wanted me to stay in the hospital overnight even though he wasn't going to give me Atenolol, which I stupidly didn't take at home. So I went home ama, still having tach, and took the Atenolol and got better I get these events all to often, nearly always from ingesting sulfites hiding in food, and I can usually take care of myself, but a few times I have needed to go to the ER, once for cardioversion, and this attack was getting close to that level.
Now where can I go for care? Can I trust the next choice, an hour away?