Myrne - After my second surgery (which was also
open abdominal surgery), I elected for a morphine pump instead of an epidural - the epidural had worked like a charm last time, but there was no way I was willing to risk the needle coming out again. Anyway I was taken off the morphine pump by the 2nd or 3rd day (I forget which, but it wasn't very long) and moved onto Tramadol. That really
wasn't quite strong enough to control the pain, especially overnight, when the last dose of the day was at 10pm and the next dose wasn't until 7-8am. Sometimes the pain nurses were late however, and I was in freaking agony by the time by the time they got to me.
That whole hospital stay was a nightmare in fact (I developed an ileus, which I wouldn't wish upon my worst enemy).
Don't get me started on that either. I might get modded.... =/
Dx Crohn's in June 2000. (Yay )
Tried: 5-ASAs, azathioprine, 6MP, Remicade, methotrexate, Humira, diets.
1st surgery 20/2/13 - subtotal colectomy with end ileostomy.
2nd surgery 10/7/15 - ileorectal anastomosis. Stoma reversed and ileum connected to the rectum.
Current status: Chronic flare. Do I have any other kind?
Current meds: 50mg 6MP; Entyvio (started 3/11/16)