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Thankyou for all of your well wishes. I just hope they give me something strong for at least a couple days. I don't like taking the strong stuff unless I absolutely have to because the pain is so bad. I know they gave me vicodin when I first injured myself and I hate the way that stuff makes me feel. I get very jittery and feel panicky from it. It didn't help my pain either. My initial injury was really bad and it seemed nothing helped my pain. I am hoping this surgery is not as painful as that was.
Hi Kari....first of all, Good Luck with your surgery, I am sure you will do fine.... I had the same surgery back in June 04... they gave me a shot of Demerol (sp?) in my IV at first for pain... then they gave me Vicodin, and the doc wrote me a perscritpion for Vicodin the next day when he released me....I am sure if you tell your Doc you have had bad experiences with Vicodin in the past he/she will give you something else different....... Again.... Best Of Luck to ya!

Take Care

TRose :angel:
Quote from Kari7171:
Thankyou for all of your well wishes. I just hope they give me something strong for at least a couple days. I don't like taking the strong stuff unless I absolutely have to because the pain is so bad. I know they gave me vicodin when I first injured myself and I hate the way that stuff makes me feel. I get very jittery and feel panicky from it. It didn't help my pain either. My initial injury was really bad and it seemed nothing helped my pain. I am hoping this surgery is not as painful as that was.



With me (and I know it is HARD to believe), but I was in LESS pain after the surgery then I had been in the months prior to surgery. I actually walked better and had LESS pain when I left the hospital then I did the months prior. I have heard other people say this as well. But, I know we are all different. I do hope you notice relief from your pain quickly. Again, keep us posted! :angel:

-Jo :wave:
I am home now and doing really well. They gave me shots of morphine right after surgery. I think I had about 4 of them in a 6 hour period of time. Then they switched me to percacet until today and now I am on Vicodin. I thought I would give it a try again. So far it seems to work better for the pain then percaset did. It could also be because it is the next day and I am just healing. My calf is already stronger and I don't walk with a limp anymore. I walked in there yesterday with a limp. Some of the feeling has come back in my foot but not all of it yet. He said that could take a little while to come back. I am not in hardly any pain at all. It just a little incision pain. It gets better each hour that goes by though. I bet in a couple days I won't have any pain there at all anymore. Going good. :)
I am still doing pretty good today. It hurts some and I keep just laying in bed but I should probably get my lazy self up and walk around and do the exercises they said to do several times a day. It's just so easy to sleep while taking this vicodin. I need to get moving though. They told me to walk as much as I can tolerate and to keep increasing that each day. I was walking around in my house quite a bit yesterday already. Thanks for all your responses. I'll let you know how it goes. One thing good though. I have not had any back spasms at all. I am glad I escaped that beast. I just had a microdiscectomy though so there was no cutting through the muscle.