will be having surgery in the near future and my doctor said my pm doctor will have to handle my meds when i leave the hospital.surgery will be very painful and my surgeon can only give tabs.i am on 75mcg's fentanyl patch and 15mg's of oxy's x 4 a day.and my doctor says i will need much stronger pain meds after surgery !and this surgery will be done in 2 parts,first part will be taking out all mesh from past hernia surgeries ,removing scar tissue ,and a gastric by pass surgery.second surgery will follow in 3 months to a year later depends on how long it takes my hernia to cause trouble ,mesh will be put back in place so i won't keep getting hernia's .this is also so my stomach can heal and to keep me from getting infected !don't have to tell you i'm a little bit scared cause i don't hande pain to well!chronic pain suffer since 2000 and to think i will hurt worse for a while is scary!any advise is welcome !
Brenda my friend! No wonder we haven't heard from you in a while! When I had my hand surgery last April, my surgeon & my pain doc were both there , & they both worte on the pain script. My pain doc upped my hydro at the time to 15mg for 20 of them, & then my usual 10mg after that, but you need to let both docs know what is going on with pain control & surgery. I so feel so you, as my hubby has the same issues. I won't go into it so I don't scare you, but PQ me where, & the name of the surgeon. Even Mayo won't touch my hubby because of all the mesh he has in his abdomen, & his gallbaldder surgery went terrible becuase the idiot that did the surgery cut into the mesh & he got a staph that turned into MRSA. It was an open wound for 3 years & 8 surgeries. Check out your hospitals rate of staph infections too! Please! I wish you the best my friend. Oh, & the surgeon gave me percs, with a refill & then the pain doc added to the same script the 15 of hyrocodone Gary has two huge hernias again, & they won't touch him & he has had two bowels obsturctions because of all the mesh. His stomache is in the last one that had to heal from the outside in... Mary
I have had three back surgerys it has been my experience that the surgon would do the inital prescribeing of meds following surgery. With all your prievous meds and history, your surgon should be made aware of prior to being operated on. (guess that goes without saying). As a matter of convience so I wouldn't run back and forth to the hospital where my surgons office was I got follow up perscriptions from my primary care doctor. Sounds like you have a full plate with what you have discribed. My best wishes for a favorable outcome and speedy recovery without the pain and suffering. Just make your needs known and don't obsess with worry.
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