Re: morphine tolerant and operation pain was unbearable
Unfortunately this is one of the "bad" side effects of long term narcotic pain management. I've had 21 surgeries over the last 12 years and pain control aftercare is always tricky. Usually I try to take as little of my pain meds as I can for a month before the surgery. I normally take 120mg of MSContin (morphine) and upto 6 10/325 Percocet a day to keep my pain at a 3 or 4. So I try to get it down to know Percocet and around 40mgs of morphine a day and just deal with the daily pain. My surgeons also are well aware of my conditions, since they've been my docs for the past 12 yrs and they know it will be an issue. Usually IV Fentanyl is about the only thing that will knock down the pain after surgery and I go home on a higher dose of LA meds and usually 2 different BT meds. This is one of those things that you have to think about when you choose to go the Pain Management by meds route, and just communicate with your docs and have a plan in place.
For emergencies I keep a detailed CV of my medical/health history up to current date, listing all my surgeries, conditions, and what meds I'm on and for how long. My emergency contact has the same list and she knows all the issues so she acts as my backup contact with the doctors if I can't explain my medical status. Once again if you choose this route, make sure it is someone you can absolutely trust, who you don't get into spats with and not speak to for periods of time, someone who is around/near all the time. That's really about all you can do is just come up with creative solutions to the problems before they become problems.
Good Luck and take care,