Hello, my name is Connie, aka Alwayscold39.
I was hurt at work and now on L&I. I am a single Mom of 3 boys. I was putting myself through nursing school while I was working, but now my dream of being a Trauma Nurse has gone down the toilet.
I was on Vicodin 5/500, then bumped up to 7.5/500, but that was too much Tylenol, so the Doc issued 10/325. I take 7 a day. Now I switched to a pain center and my new Doc wants to try the Fentynal patch as a long acting pain reliever instead of just playing the pain chase game. I am also taking 60mg Cymbalta, Flexeril, and I take the Vicodin for break through pain. I am waiting to see if L&I is going to pay for a L5 S1 fusion, possibly a L4-S1 fusion. Keep me in your prayers as I have been in a lot of pain lately. PS, I LOVE this site!!