Let's see where I am at. Back pain is good so far, very sore but tolerable. The side pain from the rib entry is horribly sore. My surgeon and hep have prescribed me several pain meds. I am taking 20 mg Oxy ER 3x a day. Every 4 hours I take 6mg to 8mg of Diladid and every 8 hours I take 350mg Soma. I also take 5mg Valium at 2am and around noon to loosen things up. Pain has been very bad, as expected. Surgeon told me this is most painful of surgeries he performs. The pain management doc warned to taper me off meds in a medical way. Surgeon and PA told me likely over 3 months' time.
It will be a long road but should be good in end. I am just waiting for my bone growth stimulator.
Post Edited By Moderator (hep93) : 11/24/2013 6:10:35 PM (GMT-7)