Most, if not all doctors medicate us just enough to get by or sometimes not even anywhere near that much. I understand all the reasons for not medicating you too much, like addiction, overdose, and such. I'm not talking about all the time, just an occasional important time, such as a childs wedding or graduation. I missed two very important graduation ceremonies this year, I just couldn't sit for that period of time. I get along great with my pain doctor, and yet I would never think of asking for more meds, not for any reason, we have worked over 6 years adjusting meds up and down, and now that I'm going to be needing pain meds long term because of more surgeries upcoming, I certainly wouldn't want to do anything to lose the trust we have built.
I guess I'm just feeling sorry for myself and wishing there was a miracle drug that would take all your pain away for 6 or 8 hours, so you could attend these really important events.
My family is very supportive and understand that I cannot attend these long sitting or standing events, which sometimes makes me feel even worse if you know what I mean.
Maybe someone will invent a pain block for total relief for a short period. A person can only hope.
wishing you all a less painful night and tomorrow!