OK there is not much on thoracic surgery and I'm setting in my Hospital bed right now 3 days post op and getting much better fast.I had a 3 level fusion with 5 screw and two rods there was no bone for the 6th screw that's why the unevinenumber. The pain I had coming in is gone now it's just operation pain. They have me on my 40mg OxyContin x3 daily Narco every four hours along with PCA morphine 3mg every ten minutes with a steroid and Valium seems to be working well.
Right after surgery I was in pain like never before had me crying tears I don't cry and my wife knows it so when she seen me crying she about passed out my Mom and Brother had to help her down to a chair so then I was thinking king about her for about 3 seconds then back to me and my pain. No sleep first night pain like I could not believe.
OK so day two got better when they changed my meds around d the nurses forgot to give me my OxyContin but the surgeons nurse co.e in and seen that and flipped so they got me going on that and a steroid and Valium much better. I sleept some and fill much better on day 3 got the catheter out and they will take the drain out of my wound sight later tonight Dr. wants me to get shower thanks Doc I love my showers.
OK that's it for now I hope this makes since to you guys lots of drugs on board. Fill free to ask any question.