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08-07-2015, 07:34 AM
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(08-07-2015 06:37 AM)Nurse Wrote:  
(08-07-2015 06:12 AM)Banjo Wrote:  I am unable to take oxycodone as it has an adverse effect on me.

I limit my use of dilaudin, as I said. I am in constant severe pain but the only things the pain team at the hospital could come up with was oxycodone, morphine patches, endonen, which had the same effect as oxy' and dilaudin.

The pain comes basically from the result of 29 broken bones and a hard youth. Not the cancer as such. I have been a chronic pain sufferer for many many years. But I try to keep my chin up. Big Grin

I've seen a lot of chronic pain sufferers that would benefit greatly from dilaudid prescriptions. Even they rarely get dilaudid prescriptions.

We had a pain specialist (he's been investigated by the DEA, had his practice suspended, and supposedly fled the country for Africa) who would write for massive amounts of oxycodone or hydrocodone, muscle relaxers, and benzodiazepines. Way to kill your patients, doc. Worked a ton of his ODs, as did my ex work a ton of his patients' UADs. Would have been much more effective to write for dilaudid and maybe an antidepressant, with far fewer deaths.

Seeing as I can't write for prescriptions, I haven't learned the legal reasoning behind it and haven't had the advanced pharmacology - not sure if it keeps the DEA out of the office or what by not writing for it. You certainly become desensitized to opiates with prolonged use, so it's not like the risks of overdose are as high for chronic pain sufferers as for someone as myself who might take a Tylenol or ibuprofen every three or four months.

I have to admit to really pushing a nurse when it came to pain meds, though I knew she was only following orders and couldn't do more.

When I had my mastectomies one surgeon (actually two) removed the breast tissue and the plastic surgeon put tissue expanders in. When I awoke from surgery I was in agony. I had expected it in the front - what I had was a feeling like someone had taken a sledgehammer to my shoulder blades. I do have a high tolerance for pain but this was terrible. They moved me from recovery to my room and the pain just kept getting worse. The nurse finally brought me one - count them- one hydrocodone tablet. I took it and waited for it to help. I did Lamaze breathing and everything I could think of to get through it. It would be four hours till I could have another pain pill. Nothing was going in via IV except for saline. I asked the nurse about it and she said Dr. Knox didn't believe in the use of pain meds....WTAF. It's not like I had stubbed my toe.

I kept trying to power through it until the pain was so bad my lower jaw was trembling. We were in downtown Dallas and I was to the point of sending my son and daughter out on the streets to find something, anything that would help.

Then I called the nurse in and said that I had read the mission statement of the surgical center and one of those missions was pain control - and that wasn't happening. I told her she could either figure something out or I would call the plastic surgeon. She asked me not to as they would think she wasn't doing her job.

A few minutes later my husband went out of the room and the nurse was on the phone telling someone that somebody needed morphine. Just a few minutes after that she appeared at my bed with something to put in my IV and oral pain meds, as well as a sleeping pill. I told her I didn't need or want the sleeping pill, I would be able to rest if they could relieve some of the pain.

Turns out she had called my plastic surgeon because the oncology surgeon really wouldn't order more meds.

I stayed there one night and went home the next day. I had meds at home but didn't take them with me because I had no idea they would let me lay there and suffer. The plastic surgeon had given me the prescription before surgery so I would have it on hand.

When I left the same nurse was on duty an I apologized to her for being harsh with her. She said she understood that I was in severe pain. I am still stunned that Dr. Knox thought a 5mg hydrocodone every 4 hours was going to be able to ease the pain after a nearly five hour surgery and having all my upper body muscles rerouted.

I understand caution with pain meds - what I don't understand is not using them when it's clearly warranted.

Yesterday my regular doctor knew from the ultrasound that my kidney wasn't draining and the ureter was distended but until they did a more expensive CT, she was going to let me be in agony because she 'couldn't treat me till she knew what it was'. I have a history of kidney stones. I am so pissed at her. I should have just gone to the ER to start with and could have saved myself hours of misery. I hate to tie up ERs when I know what's wrong.

They were great. Said I was a trooper - like I had a choice.

I would love for someone can explain to me how people are able to get buckets of pain pills for a hangnail but I can't when there's an obvious need. AARRRGGGHHH!

At least I am not at work. Undecided

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08-07-2015, 07:48 AM
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Oh shit Anjele. I am really worried about you.

It took 8 months in hospital for me to finally get my pain taken seriously. Finally they realised I was not bullshitting them.

Now of course with cancer the doctors give me virtually anything I ask for. Happily I don't ask for much. I could probably get medical cannabis too. But I don't want it. It is hard enough to keep my mind alert as it is.

Thinking of you and wishing you well.

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08-07-2015, 11:27 AM
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(07-07-2015 12:25 PM)Anjele Wrote:  
(07-07-2015 09:30 AM)kim Wrote:  Hmm... a few days ... are you pukey ... feverish? Appendix is certainly a candidate.

Its good you are getting in with a doc asap - a kidney stone will take it's own sweet, fucking time but, an inflamed appendix is nothing to screw around with. You do not want to hear the word 'septic' today - or ever!
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If we could take a vote, I'd keep the appendix.
Scientists aren't exactly certain what role the appendix plays in the gut. They used to think it was just a vestigial portion ... but now, they feel it may regulate certain things. They really have not had time to figure it out.

Whatever the doc says it is ... make it an easy day and fuck work. Thumbsup

OMFG - I should have just checked into the ER. Went to doctor then for an ultrasound, right kidney isn't draining. Radiologist can't reach my doctor cause it's lunchtime. I have to wait for them to talk then hear from them.

They may want to do a CT scan. I am still in agony and no one gives a shit. Sitting at home looking for a stick to bite on.

I've already spend a ton of money today and am going on 12 hours of pain on a scale of 9. FUCK!!!!!!!!!!!

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08-07-2015, 11:37 AM
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(08-07-2015 07:34 AM)Anjele Wrote:  When I left the same nurse was on duty an I apologized to her for being harsh with her. She said she understood that I was in severe pain. I am still stunned that Dr. Knox thought a 5mg hydrocodone every 4 hours was going to be able to ease the pain after a nearly five hour surgery and having all my upper body muscles rerouted.

I understand caution with pain meds - what I don't understand is not using them when it's clearly warranted.

Dr. Knox sounds like a pain Nazi. There was one of those managing my post-surgical meds in the hospital once. I finally told him to get the fuck out of my room or so help me I would come off that bed and punch the crap out of him. (I had had orthopedic surgery and my left leg was in a sling.)

I told my surgeon that Dr. Fuckhead was not acceptable. I never saw Dr. Fuckhead again.

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08-07-2015, 11:43 AM
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(08-07-2015 07:34 AM)Anjele Wrote:  
(08-07-2015 06:37 AM)Nurse Wrote:  I've seen a lot of chronic pain sufferers that would benefit greatly from dilaudid prescriptions. Even they rarely get dilaudid prescriptions.

We had a pain specialist (he's been investigated by the DEA, had his practice suspended, and supposedly fled the country for Africa) who would write for massive amounts of oxycodone or hydrocodone, muscle relaxers, and benzodiazepines. Way to kill your patients, doc. Worked a ton of his ODs, as did my ex work a ton of his patients' UADs. Would have been much more effective to write for dilaudid and maybe an antidepressant, with far fewer deaths.

Seeing as I can't write for prescriptions, I haven't learned the legal reasoning behind it and haven't had the advanced pharmacology - not sure if it keeps the DEA out of the office or what by not writing for it. You certainly become desensitized to opiates with prolonged use, so it's not like the risks of overdose are as high for chronic pain sufferers as for someone as myself who might take a Tylenol or ibuprofen every three or four months.

I have to admit to really pushing a nurse when it came to pain meds, though I knew she was only following orders and couldn't do more.

When I had my mastectomies one surgeon (actually two) removed the breast tissue and the plastic surgeon put tissue expanders in. When I awoke from surgery I was in agony. I had expected it in the front - what I had was a feeling like someone had taken a sledgehammer to my shoulder blades. I do have a high tolerance for pain but this was terrible. They moved me from recovery to my room and the pain just kept getting worse. The nurse finally brought me one - count them- one hydrocodone tablet. I took it and waited for it to help. I did Lamaze breathing and everything I could think of to get through it. It would be four hours till I could have another pain pill. Nothing was going in via IV except for saline. I asked the nurse about it and she said Dr. Knox didn't believe in the use of pain meds....WTAF. It's not like I had stubbed my toe.

I kept trying to power through it until the pain was so bad my lower jaw was trembling. We were in downtown Dallas and I was to the point of sending my son and daughter out on the streets to find something, anything that would help.

Then I called the nurse in and said that I had read the mission statement of the surgical center and one of those missions was pain control - and that wasn't happening. I told her she could either figure something out or I would call the plastic surgeon. She asked me not to as they would think she wasn't doing her job.

A few minutes later my husband went out of the room and the nurse was on the phone telling someone that somebody needed morphine. Just a few minutes after that she appeared at my bed with something to put in my IV and oral pain meds, as well as a sleeping pill. I told her I didn't need or want the sleeping pill, I would be able to rest if they could relieve some of the pain.

Turns out she had called my plastic surgeon because the oncology surgeon really wouldn't order more meds.

I stayed there one night and went home the next day. I had meds at home but didn't take them with me because I had no idea they would let me lay there and suffer. The plastic surgeon had given me the prescription before surgery so I would have it on hand.

When I left the same nurse was on duty an I apologized to her for being harsh with her. She said she understood that I was in severe pain. I am still stunned that Dr. Knox thought a 5mg hydrocodone every 4 hours was going to be able to ease the pain after a nearly five hour surgery and having all my upper body muscles rerouted.

I understand caution with pain meds - what I don't understand is not using them when it's clearly warranted.

Yesterday my regular doctor knew from the ultrasound that my kidney wasn't draining and the ureter was distended but until they did a more expensive CT, she was going to let me be in agony because she 'couldn't treat me till she knew what it was'. I have a history of kidney stones. I am so pissed at her. I should have just gone to the ER to start with and could have saved myself hours of misery. I hate to tie up ERs when I know what's wrong.

They were great. Said I was a trooper - like I had a choice.

I would love for someone can explain to me how people are able to get buckets of pain pills for a hangnail but I can't when there's an obvious need. AARRRGGGHHH!

At least I am not at work. Undecided

Time for a new doctor. That's some serious bullshit right there.

Unfortunately husband does a lot of what he commonly calls useless CT scans.

Hope it passes quickly.


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08-07-2015, 12:18 PM
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(08-07-2015 11:43 AM)Momsurroundedbyboys Wrote:  
(08-07-2015 07:34 AM)Anjele Wrote:  I have to admit to really pushing a nurse when it came to pain meds, though I knew she was only following orders and couldn't do more.

When I had my mastectomies one surgeon (actually two) removed the breast tissue and the plastic surgeon put tissue expanders in. When I awoke from surgery I was in agony. I had expected it in the front - what I had was a feeling like someone had taken a sledgehammer to my shoulder blades. I do have a high tolerance for pain but this was terrible. They moved me from recovery to my room and the pain just kept getting worse. The nurse finally brought me one - count them- one hydrocodone tablet. I took it and waited for it to help. I did Lamaze breathing and everything I could think of to get through it. It would be four hours till I could have another pain pill. Nothing was going in via IV except for saline. I asked the nurse about it and she said Dr. Knox didn't believe in the use of pain meds....WTAF. It's not like I had stubbed my toe.

I kept trying to power through it until the pain was so bad my lower jaw was trembling. We were in downtown Dallas and I was to the point of sending my son and daughter out on the streets to find something, anything that would help.

Then I called the nurse in and said that I had read the mission statement of the surgical center and one of those missions was pain control - and that wasn't happening. I told her she could either figure something out or I would call the plastic surgeon. She asked me not to as they would think she wasn't doing her job.

A few minutes later my husband went out of the room and the nurse was on the phone telling someone that somebody needed morphine. Just a few minutes after that she appeared at my bed with something to put in my IV and oral pain meds, as well as a sleeping pill. I told her I didn't need or want the sleeping pill, I would be able to rest if they could relieve some of the pain.

Turns out she had called my plastic surgeon because the oncology surgeon really wouldn't order more meds.

I stayed there one night and went home the next day. I had meds at home but didn't take them with me because I had no idea they would let me lay there and suffer. The plastic surgeon had given me the prescription before surgery so I would have it on hand.

When I left the same nurse was on duty an I apologized to her for being harsh with her. She said she understood that I was in severe pain. I am still stunned that Dr. Knox thought a 5mg hydrocodone every 4 hours was going to be able to ease the pain after a nearly five hour surgery and having all my upper body muscles rerouted.

I understand caution with pain meds - what I don't understand is not using them when it's clearly warranted.

Yesterday my regular doctor knew from the ultrasound that my kidney wasn't draining and the ureter was distended but until they did a more expensive CT, she was going to let me be in agony because she 'couldn't treat me till she knew what it was'. I have a history of kidney stones. I am so pissed at her. I should have just gone to the ER to start with and could have saved myself hours of misery. I hate to tie up ERs when I know what's wrong.

They were great. Said I was a trooper - like I had a choice.

I would love for someone can explain to me how people are able to get buckets of pain pills for a hangnail but I can't when there's an obvious need. AARRRGGGHHH!

At least I am not at work. Undecided

Time for a new doctor. That's some serious bullshit right there.

Unfortunately husband does a lot of what he commonly calls useless CT scans.

Hope it passes quickly.

It was useless...

1 - I have a history of kidney stones
2 - displayed all the signs of having one
3 - ultrasound showed kidney not draining and ureter distended
4 - sudden onset

Gee, what could it be? Consider

Pain meds and forcing fluids would make it pass in a day or two or it's too big and doesn't pass and then we look at a CT prior to a surgical procedure on the orders of a urologist. I still wait for it to pass and if it doesn't by tomorrow I will have to go to a urologist, have another CT and then surgery. Yeah, that's great...more radiation, more time in pain, and more money. Funny that my doctor hasn't bothered to call today. Guess she isn't in the mood for an 'I told you so'. Dodgy

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08-07-2015, 06:17 PM
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Omfg....

Omfg

I was cutting up peppers, bell and poblano...

After I really needed to pee...

I didn't wash my hands...

It fucking burns...

It really fucking burns.

Weeping


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08-07-2015, 06:21 PM
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(08-07-2015 06:17 PM)Momsurroundedbyboys Wrote:  Omfg....

Omfg

I was cutting up peppers, bell and poblano...

After I really needed to pee...

I didn't wash my hands...

It fucking burns...

It really fucking burns.

Weeping

Evil_monster This brings back so many memories.... Angel

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08-07-2015, 06:26 PM
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(08-07-2015 06:17 PM)Momsurroundedbyboys Wrote:  Omfg....

Omfg

I was cutting up peppers, bell and poblano...

After I really needed to pee...

I didn't wash my hands...

It fucking burns...

It really fucking burns.

Weeping

We used to do stuffed hot peppers for the meat display case. One time I was just preping the peppers before break and my glove split. Not realising I now had pepper oil on my hand as I was walking to the time clock I rubbed my eye. Oww.

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08-07-2015, 06:28 PM
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