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Tic toc, Tic toc

j.howiejj.howie Brentwood, Ca., USAPosts: 1,732
Tic toc tic toc,
My back says it's past time to take my meds. But, the clock says It's 1 more hr. And as much as I'd like too take them early I have to obey the clock.
If not, I'll have to pay somewhere down the line!
But what if it gets better down the line?
Then no harm, no fowl.
But what if it gets worse down the line?
In the last 13 years, It has not gotten any better.
So, tic toc, tic toc.
Jim
Click my name to see my Medical history
You get what you get, not what you deserve......I stole that from Susan (rip)
Today is yours to embrace........ for tomorrow, who knows what might be starring you in the face!
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Comments

  • I am a firm believer in staying ahead of the pain. Even if it's an hour early. If you wait, will the pain be so bad the med won't help? and for 13 years?? You should be able to take what you want whenever you need it. No One should live in pain. I do and I do not accept it very well....
    Mimi719
  • dilaurodilauro ConnecticutPosts: 10,065
    edited 05/01/2013 - 1:39 PM
    Its so true, staying ahead of the pain is so important. Thats why when I have my meds, I take them as directed. Most of the time its PRN, but when its on a strict time schedule, I always stayed with it. If I waited too long to take my pain meds, I suffered and then felt like I needed to take more to feel better.

    That being said, there have been a number of times that my pain levels increased and I needed to take the next dosage before the prescribed timeframe. Because that could result in a shortage of medications and is outside the guidelines, I would talk this over with my doctor. Many times, they would re-write a script to change the time intervals.

    Knowing you as a responsible person, you are only going to do what makes sense. Besides, us younger men (like you and me) have to set the right tone for everyone else!

    Jim, it was so good to see your name up here on a recent thread.... How is everything going?
    Ron DiLauro Veritas-Health Forums Manager
    I am not a medical professional. I comment on personal experiences
    You can email me at: rdilauro@veritashealth.com
  • j.howiejj.howie Brentwood, Ca., USAPosts: 1,732
    Things are status quo. I'm kind of on the same page as Cindy.
    I check in often. Maybe like back to lurking lol.
    Going for the pain pump! I'm in the process anyway. In doing research I'm running across a lot of old names that brings a smile to my face.
    Jim
    Click my name to see my Medical history
    You get what you get, not what you deserve......I stole that from Susan (rip)
    Today is yours to embrace........ for tomorrow, who knows what might be starring you in the face!
  • Its great to see you on here Jim. Like you I have not been on here in a very, very long time but I do look in once in a while. I agree with you Jim. If we took our pain meds anytime we wanted to we would very soon run out before our next refill and none of us wants that. Ron is correct always discuss it with your Doctor before you make any changes on your own.Most Doctors will drop you like a hot potato if you complain that you are running out of meds early.
    Hope you get your pain pump very soon my friend. I have had mine 3 years now and have not had any problems at all with it. I can,t emagine life without it.It would be pure hell!!
    It,s great to see you on here again.

    Cheers
    Patsy W
  • j.howiejj.howie Brentwood, Ca., USAPosts: 1,732
    It's so nice to see you and Ron on here!
    My Pain pump referral hit a snag. I think it will be ironed out. It's just a matter of more time. I'm used to that.
    Jim
    Click my name to see my Medical history
    You get what you get, not what you deserve......I stole that from Susan (rip)
    Today is yours to embrace........ for tomorrow, who knows what might be starring you in the face!
  • So glad that you posted on here. I have missed you. You were one of the first to welcome me to SH a yr. ago and gave me so much encouragement. I remember all the ones who made me feel welcome at first and even though we have lots of new members here I miss all of you I met first. I hope your pain pump comes through quickly. You are one of the strongest members I have met and how you go through what you do everyday is beyond me. Please keep in touch and let us know how you are doing <3

    hugs,
    kelli
  • jellyhalljjellyhall Posts: 4,372
    edited 05/18/2013 - 12:57 AM
    I was just thinking of making a post to long time members that were regulars here when I joined, to ask if they were still here and if so how they are doing.

    Then I saw your name! I am sorry to hear that you are still in pain but hope that perhaps a SCS will help to deal with that.

    Great to hear from you :-)
    (PS do you still wear the ruby slippers?!!)
    Take care
  • dilaurodilauro ConnecticutPosts: 10,065
    He is my Mountain Man, the person that can overcome anything. Jim and myself are the senior citizens here, we only hope to provide others with experiences we have been through
    Ron DiLauro Veritas-Health Forums Manager
    I am not a medical professional. I comment on personal experiences
    You can email me at: rdilauro@veritashealth.com
  • It's wonderful to see both Jim and Patsy's names again! Jim, whatever snag was hit, I hope is unnsnagged very quickly and Pat, it's wonderful to read that the pump is still working so well for you........stick around , both of you!
    Sandi
  • Hi Jim, nice to see you on here. Hope you can quickly get this snag ironed out quickly.

    Also, Hi to you as well Patsy!

    Charlie
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