my sister lipgloss had her surgery today

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   Posted 1/24/2008 5:44 PM (GMT -6)   
hi guys you all know lipgloss she had her op today, i went to see her shes on morphine for her pain, which she is in alot, she has bad back pain does anyone know why that would be, and is there anything stronger then morphine she can have eyes

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   Posted 1/24/2008 5:47 PM (GMT -6)   
If she is still in a lot of pain, it's best for you or her to tell her doc on call. I am wishing her the best and a speedy recovery.
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   Posted 1/24/2008 5:49 PM (GMT -6)   
Elisha, back pain is really common after abdominal surgery. We don't think about it much, but our intestines are attached to a membrane that holds them in place. Disturbing that membrane can cause some pretty severe pain.

Please talk to her doctor or the nurses if she isn't getting adequate pain relief. The goal is to prevent as much pain as possible because this helps people to heal better. At the same time, they don't want to sedate her too much, because if she doesn't turn occasionally and take deep breaths, she could get pneumonia from lying still for too long. But talk to the nurses about her pain control.

I hope she'll be feeling much better tomorrow or the next day
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   Posted 1/24/2008 5:53 PM (GMT -6)   
thanks 4 replying sooo quickly, she has told them they gave her paracetamol on top i just hope that she gets a little better tomorrowand not get worse, to keep her spirits up, her children are very quite, there going to see her after 3 days as itwould upset them, how long does this extreme pain stay for

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   Posted 1/24/2008 6:37 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Elisha; I hope your sister is feeling better soon. Glad the surgery went well. I just thought I'd let you know that I looked up her screen name and she has been posting on the ostomy board, so you might want to post over there to so as to let them know how she is doing.


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   Posted 1/25/2008 9:37 AM (GMT -6)   
The back pain is caused by the body's unnatural position during the surgery. Yes, there is a different drug she can get for that and it's a very strong IV anti-inflammatory. I can't recall the name but I had to go on it for the same reason. I am sure her surgeon is familiar with treating this type of pain. Also ask the nurse to give her a heating pad.

Send her good thoughts from us!

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