I had my 360 PLIF surgery last tuesday so I am 6 days out. I feel great, my right leg pain is gone and I move pretty well all things considered. But my left side is terrible, I cant stand the hip, groin and leg pain. I came home and we filled my prescriptions and I was shocked,my surgeon sent me home on the exact same meds I took before surgery.
Oxycontin 10mg tid
oxycodone 10mg tid
neurontin 400mg tid
flexaril 10mg tid
I am in a tremendous amount of pain and cannot bear this much longer. Why would he do this? He even said this morning that he could not write anything stronger because I was already on strong meds. He said in his own words that it's kind of like going through surgery without pain control.
I love this doctor, he has been great at attending to my questions and keeping me in the loop on stuff but i differ from him on this one. He told me to go back to PM doc and if he wanted to tweak it thats fine, but that app isnt til the 29th. that is a long time to wait in this much pain.
Is it my state laws or what? I live in Louisiana btw.
Please help with any advice. Thank you all very much. David