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cmpgirl 07-20-2008 08:40 PM

Re: Bad Pain-Bad experience-Second Opinion today-need support!
 
Hey Chrissy, Just wanted to check in and see how you were doing. I agree that an increase in LA meds is a better option than one in BT meds. This is how my doc looks at it and how we have been proceeding with my PM. I know you have concerns about the bowel issues, but along with my recent increase in my Oxycontin, I have also increased my doses of stool softeners and fiber intake. If you keep ahead of it, so to speak, you might not have any additional constipation. So far, so good for me.

As far as the robaxin....have you ever taken Soma (gen. carisopradol)? I have taken almost every MR that there is and Soma is the only one that has ever helped my spasms. (and I have spasms all of the time, all over) I'm not sure, but it may be less expensive than some of the others too. I'm sure you could ask the pharmacy.

I'll say an extra prayer that you can get all of your tests/appointments scheduled soon. Hang in there girl! Lots of hugs, CMP/MM

ms_west 07-20-2008 08:54 PM

Re: Bad Pain-Bad experience-Second Opinion today-need support!
 
Chrissy, I just got back from vacation and want you to know that I am praying for you and that I respect you so much. You have been the ringer and you are such a fighter and determined person. You keep fighting and I will be praying that your procedures and surgery are scheduled soon. (((Gentle Hugs))))

skych 07-21-2008 06:13 AM

Re: Bad Pain-Bad experience-Second Opinion today-need support!
 
Hey Everyone,

Well I over did it yesterday! I had been being so good about taking care of myself. When I went fishing with my Mom I brought the stuff I needed to lay down if necessay, at yesterdays 12 step B B Q I brought my chair and stuff to lay down and satyed put in the cair with minimal activity,

The I went home and rested a 1/2 hour got up and started on a roll. I tidied the house and then went in search of something in my little woodn shed. I was off to the races....
The shed has had an old door in it since I moved in here almost 2 1/2 years ago. it has been esntially in the way and taking up space. I got irritated at it and I moved the few things in the way (gardening supplys-plant food and sprays nothing major) But then~~~:nono::nono:~~~ what was I thinking???? I dragged it out of the shed and into the car port to be picked up today or tomorrow by a thrift store.

I have no one to blame but myself. I will be doing nothing today. Reading and resting.

I hope today I can get the tests I need done scheduled done.

[COLOR="Blue"][B]Question:[/B][/COLOR]
Do you all think I should just transfer my care to the Ortho Surgeon now or wait to see what the tests say and both the Neuro and the Ortho say about the new test results??? I know for sure that any more neck surgery to be done I want to have the Ortho surgeon do them. If there are issues with the shoulder I don't know who I will see for that because the OS specialises in the spine. The place is a group of Orthos surgeons so maybe someone else from the group can do it. But I am trying not to worry about it to much because we just do not know if that is an issue today.

[COLOR="Indigo"][B]Thanks Everyone![/B][/COLOR]
I want to extend my gratitude and thanks for all the posts of support and suggestions!

Steve, I am glad that you and other agree about the LA med. Next PM appt I am going to bring in my Pain Diary papers and ask that the PM read them or at leat look at the pain #'ers and the notes I have written. Then go from there to try and see what to do about the pain being so high. I was not really necessarily making a point about the mg's just sort of posting them so you all could see the meds I am on and the dosages.

As for the Soma, I have heard it is really good for a MR but I try not to ask for specific drugs. I really need to call my Prescription Drug Discount Program and ask them what medications are on their list as least expensive options. I may need to call the pharmacy and ask for some examples and dosaging info to have available for the insurance to be able to give a price. I may wait to see what the PM might suggest and have him right down the info needed so I can call my Dicount Prescription company to ask then the needed info.

I would hate to try some new med and have it cost me 60 or more dollars and then not work. I guess the PM could prescribe like five and see how it will work both for the PM issues and cost.

Well....I should be able to get the needed appointments scheduled today so I will post the dates if thats what takes place.

Please pray for me. I really am hoping that I do not have any issues with the rotator cuff.

Chrissy

cmpgirl 07-21-2008 07:37 AM

Re: Bad Pain-Bad experience-Second Opinion today-need support!
 
[QUOTE]Do you all think I should just transfer my care to the Ortho Surgeon now or wait to see what the tests say and both the Neuro and the Ortho say about the new test results???[/QUOTE]

I think you should wait til you have all of the test results before transferring your care. Who knows, there may be something that the neuro might have to deal with as well.

[QUOTE]As for the Soma, I have heard it is really good for a MR but I try not to ask for specific drugs.[/QUOTE]

I think if you just let him know that the current MR is doing little or nothing to help and ask if there is something else he can recommend, you should be fine. If he doesn't flat out mention Soma, then maybe you could say "I've heard that lots of people have luck with Soma. Do you think it would work for me?"



[QUOTE]Please pray for me. I really am hoping that I do not have any issues with the rotator cuff.[/QUOTE]

I will be praying, as always. Take it easy on yourself hon. I know you can get caught up in doing a task sometimes, but right now, you need to be laying as low as possible. If this was your patient down the road, you'd be giving them quite a lecture, right? God Bless. I am sending good thoughts your way. Hugs, CMP/MM


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