Mods move this if you think it should be in another spot since alot pts take meds for different reasons. My main concern was post op medication.
Mornings and nights are the worst for me.
I found out how to wake up with very minimal pain today.
It was a rough night for sure as I have some type of bug or belly issues.
BUT THIS WORKED. I took my pain pill at 8:30, 9pm my soma, 10pm my valium. Ok I was comfortable. I could not sleep (because of a bug or something)
I went ahead took another one at 1:30am. Then I awoke at 4:45am took another. Then again at 9am when I finally was ready to BE UP lol
What I am trying to get across is you know how your on your schedule for day time. Night time is just as important , just like when you were in the hospital.
So just a suggestion. Set a alarm and have your meds next to you with water. I know this may not work for everyone. As you may not be able to fall back to sleep.
But all I did was use the commode since our bathroom is downstairs. Take the pain pill and laid right back down and closed my eyes. IT WORKED!!!!!!!!!! (heating blanket had some to do w/ it to)
This is the first morning I did not awake feeling like someone had pounded nails into my back and I could not move.
IT WAS THE MOST WONDERFUL FEELING.
So for all you post op spineys out there. If you think this is going to work for you try it. WOW is all I can say right now.
I still do not feel well with my stomach but pain wise I could throw a party right now. <:P <:P <:P <:P <:P
I just wanted to share my little routine I fell upon last night. It may help some the first few weeks or months.
Of course always make sure you do not go over your meds that are RX'd for a 24 hr period.
It was well worth waking up to do this then to wake up in the AM with that horrid pain :jawdrop: :sick: :O) :O)
***Of course I am not a medical professional and this is not medical advice just my own personal experience***
If I was a Dr I would be recovering in the Bahamas!!