I had L4-5 S1 fusions, with 6 screws, 2 rods 4 brackets placed in after they removed my boans from my spinal process in that area. After the surgury was complete they replaced some of the spinal process bones with some of mine and cadaver bones.
I was doing great post op untill 3 weeks ago when i started pool therapy. I have regressed righ to the start. I was down to taking 2 lortabe 7.5/500 3 times a day. Now i am in a hospital bed with a PCA hooked up with Dilaudid. the RN can not get ahold of the Neuro surgeon who ordered it because it is not enough still. With PO dilaudid 4 mg every 4 hrs to. And all i am getting from the staff is the usual making me look and feel like a drug seeker. So now that i have not slept in 3 nights again. I have to deal with that bull shit.
The Neuro surgeon wants me to get an epidural today. I never had on, but my problem is now. why can they not see that. why is there so much resistance to treat the pain. If your blood gluces was 800 you would get insulin. SO WHY IS IT WHEN WE HAVE PAIN IS THERE A STIGMA ATTACHED TO IT?
Add to make matters worse I am a US Army soldier. you should see what i had to go through just to get to this point.
ANYONE PLEASE HELP ME,,,,,, Advise point me in the right direction. my rights as a patient what ever i need to do. this has go on long enought.
Sgt Steven Prieur RN