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Pain Management board

Hi Sammy, I can only tell you what happened to me-I had shoulder surgery a while back and was already on pain meds. I had no idea that I should discuss anything because my surgeon kept telling me that the surgery itself would relieve the pain. While I was being prepped for surgery, the surgeon came in (in an obvious hurry) And asked ME what did I want for pain control after surgery. Now I was just given valium in an IV and was on my way to la la land and did not expect this question nor do I feel at this time I was in any condition to answer it so I didn't right away and then said well, I don't know (how would I?) so she said what are you taking now? I told her and she wrote me an rx for the same thing. When I woke up I told the nurses that I didn't think I was going to get sufficient pain relief from the meds she was prescribing because they weren't working very well before surgery. Guess what? The surgeon had left the hospital! She never even came to see me post op. They said I could just sit there in this chair and wait and she would be back in the hospital in 4 hours! Needless to say I chose to go home where I could lay down and I called the next day because I was in exruciating pain. Of course my doctor wasn't in and they couldn't reach her so I suffered. When they finally did reach her she wouldn't change the meds because in her opinion they should have worked. SO, please get this straightened out way before surgery. My recovery was Hell and she refused to help me. She was one of those doctors who seemed genuinley concerned before surgery but once it was done did not want to hear anything negative-after all she did a great job right? WRONG! It's now 2 1/2 years later and I still have the same pain.