i have a back surgery(1 of 3)coming up,that's if i dont back out,im so scared of having my back opened up,having them messing around with my spine,especially a disc they are really concerned about because it's pressing on my spinal cord they said,and what,one wrong touch and im paralyzed? i think of everything that can go wrong,i know,thats not good,anyway,what do they usually give you after major surgery for pain?
They usually give you good stuff for like female type surgeries so for something that major I would say atleast perc 10's or more, it really just depends on you and ur doc.. It depends on your tolerance for pain and meds.. If your tolerance for meds is high like myself you will need to tell ur doc asap if whatever they do give you is not working and they SHOULD work with you to up it.. My dad had that and they gave him perc 10's @ 1st and then upped him to oc 20's and etc.. So it mainly depends on you and your tolerance to pain. If its not working tell them and bug the crap outta them till they give you what will help, trust me they eventually will if they have any kind of moral...
Hi Teal: I have had back surgery 3 tmes. (1) was a protruding disk..(2) was spinal surgery.. I had 2 disk that were pressing on my spine and it was "a spinal manipulation" and I had rods placed in. (3) was a spinal stenosis problem, and they had to use "cadaver bone", because a disk was so badly crushed, that had to be replaced. I was apprehesive as well. All kinds of thoughts of paralysis, wheelchairs, etc, but the pain was so bad and my everyday motions were virtually none, I had to have it. I was on lortabs for pain. If there is some nerve damage you will probably have to have something for that as well. I hope that everything goes well for you.
During and directly after the surgery they will usually give you injectable Fentanyl IV while at the Hospital. To go home they give you a stronger narcotic such as Lortab. I wouldn't worry to much about it. These surgeries are done on a daily basis and paralysis is rare but possible. If I were you I wouldn't worry about it. Stay positive and be in charge of your life no matter what happens after the surgery even if it's not successful. How fast you recover depends on the type of surgery you have, your commitment to working closely with your physical therapist, and moving and exercising correctly, as recommended by your surgeon. I wish you the best of luck. Back surgery may be needed in your case and it might just help with your pain. Hope to hear how it goes!
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