This week my pain levels have gone up considerably. I finally got the nurse in my NS office to call me back yesterday. I wanted to find out if they had my surgery date yet and to ask to NS for a stronger pain med (they had said if this wasn't stong enough to call).
I used to get by pretty well on 1-2 norco a day and 1 flexerile combined with about 800 mg of ibuprofen. My prescription said 1-2 every 4-6 hours on the norco and 1 5 mg flexerile every 8 hours. I also have 10 mg flexerile but purposely asked for the 5 mg since 10 mess's me up a little too much.
Well for the last few days I have been taking 1-2 norco every 6 hours (2 in the early evening) and it is not touching my pain. I explain this to the nice nurse. She then informs me that they are not pain managers and it is very unusual that they are giving me anything before my surgery but she will ask the surgeon for a refill and call me when she has called it to the pharmacy. I picked up my meds today and they gave me vicaden 5/500 1-2 every 6-8 hours and flexerile 10mg 1 every 8 hours.....????
Regarding my surgery date. She says that I never called back to tell them when was a good time. I said yes I did. I called on the 9th and said when ever the NS can get me I will do (he had said mid October he can squeeze me in). She did call me I have the saved message on my voice mail. Apparently she wanted to blame me for that one but I caught her. She then says that the order never made it to her desk..... I still have no surgery date.
I don't know how much longer I am going to last. When I say that I am in pain I really mean it. I have debating going to the ER. My right side was the worse side (I have a hard time using my arm/hand for anything). But now my left arm is hurting worse and I have very little hand control.
OMG will the pain ever let up? I can't sleep and I can't get away from it.