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    Saw My Pain PA Today
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    bj1208 posted:
    My cuz drove me to my pain appt this morning and I told them what happened at the discharge day at hospital how the surgeons' partner stated I would not have any scripts to take home with me since it was a pain reduction surgery -

    Well my PA explained that they are in charge of my pain assessment and would also be in charge of post op pain control - whew boy did that make me feel better knowing that I would still go to them every month!!!

    My PA, her nurse and everyone else could not believe I was in there one week after my surgery - I told my PA what was I supposed to do when nothing was spelled out for me - she laughed a little and told me that I should have called and they would have gotten the scripts ready and I could have sent someone to picked them up. She said at least I know in case if I ever go thru any other surgeries that they would control it.

    So all n all it turned out to be a good appointment. she looked at my back as I was able to remove the bandage after a week and said it looked really good - healing nicely. I just love it when a professional physician looks at them that way cause I look at it as being part of Frankenstein's scars!! LOL

    Everything else was going well - except my blood pressure was up 140 over 96 - I know a lot of people would say that is normal and that used to be my normal but with all the pain meds I've been on my readings are usually 110 or 90 over 60. so there is a catch 22 there - high doses of morphine and oxy can cause blood pressure to have low readings.

    pain levels are still real high and a couple of days ago I sneezed real hard and heard a loud pop - hoping it's not the fusion so will find out next week when I go in for a follow-up.

    Hope everyone has a good pain-free nite - now where is that fairy with the dust??!! LOL
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    Take care ~~ God Bless ~~

    ~~ Joy ~~
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    davedsel responded:
    Thanks for the update, Joy. I am very glad your pm is helping you with pain relief.

    Continuing to pray for you as you continue to heal.
    Click on my username or avatar picture to read my story.

    Blessings,

    -Dave
     
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    debs_bears responded:
    That is a good report Joy, glad your pain management place is able to work with you to help get your pain under control instead of not helping. I will continue to pray for a complete healing. Debbie
     
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    bj1208 replied to sam1985's response:
    your post and link has been reported as SPAM - you do not have WEBMD's approval to advertise for this
    ~~ Click on my name or picture and read my story ~~

    Take care ~~ God Bless ~~

    ~~ Joy ~~


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