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Unread 09-06-2011, 11:39 AM

What I want to know is how does everyone deal with the pain on a day to day basis? I am in such exstreme pain that I feel like I'm going crazy. I am taking pain killers but they aren't helping. Any suggestions?
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Unread 09-06-2011, 12:09 PM
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I would suggest speaking to your doctor and asking if it is possible to do anything else while you wait for surgery. Did you choose to have the surgery that late or did they choose that? If they chose it then maybe ask if it can be moved up due to extreme pain.
Unread 09-06-2011, 01:06 PM
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Unfortunately I have to wait that long in order to have enough leave saved up to cover it. I have lap done last Oct/Nov and a sinus surgery two weeks after that so I was all out. If I could I would have it done right this very second. The other options were physical therapy to see if that would help and psycho therapy to train myself to ignore the pain. I really can't drive that far that many times for the therapy so I'm kind of stuck. Just trusting God that this surgery will end my (and my family's) suffering.
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Unread 09-06-2011, 02:59 PM
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Well, I had the same problem about not having enough time saved up but I just had to take it anyways. There was no way I could keep spending money on ER visits when I could just do the surgery and get it over with. I hope you find what you are looking for as far as pain management and good luck!!!!
Unread 09-06-2011, 11:11 PM
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What pain meds on you on? Have you checked with your Dr to see if there are other options? That would be what I would do. I had to go through a couple different kinds before I found something that worked. I had one for everyday use and then a couple for when my period would hit, the narcotics had to come out. If you truly need to wait until December your Dr will need to work with you on some pain control options.
Unread 09-06-2011, 11:45 PM
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I am so sorry to read of your pain and suffering. It really bugs me the way we have to suffer because there is never enough leave for health problems in this country.

My sister lives in Europe and she is appalled to hear how long I must wait for mine, and all the run around. Hope things work out for you. ((HUGS))
Unread 09-07-2011, 12:55 AM
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I'm sorry you're having so much pain. I'm taking Oxycontin and Oxycodone on a daily basis. I hate being on such heavy narcotics, as I have a fear of becoming dependent, but I just cannot function if I don't take them so I don't have a choice right now. Praying my appt. Thursday will result in surgery being scheduled. I hope you find something that works for you. I go to a pain specialist and have a contract with him that he is the only one who can prescribe narcotics for me. He is very understanding and that's all he does, is make people feel better. Maybe you should look into getting a pain specialist, if that's not already who is prescribing your meds.
Unread 09-07-2011, 10:35 AM
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I am going to a pain management doctor right now too. I just was able to get my prescription dosage raised so I am hoping that it will work for now. I'm not too worried about getting hooked because I already have it in my mind that the operation will take away the pain and then I can lower my medication back to the level of just handling my headaches. I can't wait to be back to normal.
Unread 09-07-2011, 12:50 PM
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I understand your pain but I dont understand how you can wait until December. I feel so bad for you!! I am taking Toradol for pain which is like a prescription strength advil. Basically, my pain is still at a 6 after taking it. I feel like I am in labor, back labor at that. I have fibroids and an enlarged utereus. I am on vacation this week so I am able to lay around but the pain is still there. I will need to work for six days before my surgery and am wondering how I am going to make it.

I am saying a prayer for you. I am so sorry you have to wait so long to have your surgery. Do you have short term disability? I do, and will be putting in a claim so I can collect after surgery. It only pays 50% so we will suffer for awhile to catch up but I am no good to anyone if I do not take care of myself. (((hugs)))

Unread 09-12-2011, 07:49 AM
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I am sorry to hear that you are in so much pain and have to wait until December for logistical reasons.

I have been in pain for years but things really started to go down hill after I had an endometrial ablation last August. In the last 2 months the pain has gotten out of control - thus my SAH booking for Sept 30th.

In the meantime, I'm using Naproxen (Aleve) with occasional oxycontin use. I try to avoid the oxycontin because I am too drowsy to work. When I am at home I try to use relaxation techniques, with varying success. Otherwise I just curl up into a ball and feel blessed that my surgery is so close.

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