Re: morphine tolerant and operation pain was unbearable
Just a thought,
It's always good of course to have a list of your medications. The problem with this is that first responders and ER staff do not look for these things. I would suggest taking that list and taping it to the back of either your driver's license of health insurance card. These are two things that the first responders are going to look for. They have to know who you are and for the hospitals, they want to find out who is going to be PAYING them. Those two documents would give you the highest probability of you list of meds of being found.
Now a word of caution if you decide to utilize the driver license. Before I say this let me say that I DO NOT like impaired drivers or condone it in any way. That being said... If you get pulled over, the stopping officer is going to know that you are on high level narcotics. Now you may be very tolerant and able to safely operate a motor vehicle but there his a VERY NEGATIVE stigma in law enforcement toward opiates. You can almost guarentee a run through the field sobriety tests. I personally would elect to use the health insurance card.
As for the ER's use of meds in an emergency, I suppose that is a risk that we take in the chronic pain world. It's a shame and I hope that my advice may help you or anyone else in the future.
Herniated L5-S1 in 2005
Herniated L2-L3 in 2008
Dynamic stabilization L2-L3 in 2008 (failed-spondylolesthis of L2)
PLIF L2-L3 in 2009
PLIF failed to fuse
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