I have surgery scheduled day after tomm.for a ruptured c5 disc after 7 weeks of excruiating pain and being treated like a criminal/drug seeker at two urgent care facilities as well as my primary care doctor's office. If I could operate on myself to relieve the pain, I would've already done it...that's how miserable, desperate, and depressed I feel.
I'll not complain any longer. I am so scared that I will again be undermedicated for pain following the surgery. It's been hell and the thought of even more after waking up trying to recover worries me now. I'm a divorced mom of two girls, 12 and 13, going back to school and do have some family support for after the procedure. My question is:
How do I (can I?) make sure my pain level is adequately controlled post-surgically?