Re: Oxy vs Long Acting Morphine for mental clarity?
It is so good to hear from women who I have the work thing in common with. I think it is especially challanging to work and suffer from chronic pain and all of the perceptions/side effects, etc. that go along with taking medication to get you through the day. I have learned first handed not to tell a soul that I take meds as you quickly may get a bad reputation. But, I will tell you what is especially rewarding for me is that I am a counselor for disabled veterans and when I have a CP'er in my office we talk about how hard it is to not be understood and even though they are my clients it is a relief for them and me to understand one another. Because I always say, no matter who you are, if you have not experienced chronic pain, you can't possibly judge or understand what I am going through.
Anyway, sorry for the tangent. I am on the oxy/roxi combination and it works pretty well but, I have built a tolerance which is inevitable and I just had the conversation with my doctor about switching up but, it does scare me a bit. I am pretty clear on the oxy/roxi combo as I have taken it for so long. I had a two level lumbar fusion early this year and my back is not any better as a result. I am actually about 10% worse at this point. As a counselor, I sit all day but, I do walk at lunch and I have an ergonomic chair and a sit/stand desk. My employer has taken very good care of me. In addition to the full time job, I have three boys, 9, 11, and 42 (hahaha). It is imperative that I have some medication to help me survive my day. I have thought of the morphine/roxi combo. Bake and Spray, what is the long acting form of morphine that you take?
Nice chatting with you both. Keep in touch. Heather