Hi everybody...You won't believe what happened and I am still trying get a grip on things. My morphine pump implantation surgery is postponed.
I was in the room with IV's hooked up, and had talked to nurses and anesthesiologist. My arm where the IV was put in was hurting terribly after it was started, and they gave me IV morphine for the pain. I took another look and all of a sudden my arm had hives all over it, was swollen and red, and I started getting wheezy. The nurses scrambled to take care of me at once and injected IV benadryl a few times. My surgeon said I cannot have surgery because of my allergic reaction to morphine. I was dumbfounded because I was already taking MS Contin ER and IR. How all of a sudden could I be allergic? The doctor and nurses were perplexed but they said under no circumstance to take morphine again. This was the scenario where the last straw broke the camel's back.
I went home with a new script of Oxycontin 40mg 2x's a day and Oxycodone 10/325mg every 6 hours. I was told my next morphine pump trial will have to be with Dilaudid instead or morphine. I have to go through this process all over again, but at least it's a postponement instead of an outright cancellation. If Dilaudid gives me relief during the trial, then I'll be rescheduled for surgery again. I have had Dilaudid in the past in the ER for an ovarian cyst rupture and I was injected with it.
I am still in shock that all this happened. I was soooo close to starting over with a better life and improved functioning. Well, if I waited this long already, I guess I can wait some more. I will be able to schedule the new trial with Dilaudid in two weeks when I see my doctor. I may be down, but am not out.
I want to thank everyone here for supporting me and being there for me. I love you Spineys >:D<
This is my first time with Oxycontin; can you tell me your experiences with it? I appreciate your replies, thank you.