Re: Stac3y's Pain Mngmt Story
I am fused from L3 through S1 with hardware at L3-L4. I have had 3 back surgeries; 2 at L3-L4 and 1 at L4 through S1; Also a partial laminectomy at L2-L3. I will have knee surgery soon. I take 2 different types of Morphine. MsContin 3 times a day and Morphine Sulfate Immediate Release for breakthrough pain every 4 hours. I have been at this dosing for over a year now and MSContin for 6 years. I would not be able to live my life, work, be sociable, etc. without the pain meds. I tapered off once about 5 years ago just to see if I could and it was no problem except for the PAIN!!! Thank God for a great Doctor who is willing. We have an understanding; I do not increase dose on my own.