Husband got 3/325 Hydro on 9/25 and on 10/4 there were just enough left to bring with him to the doctor for a med check on 10/5. So from now until then he has no pills. He takes 8-10 a day depending. He is supposed to take 4 a day.
He had a laminectomy six years ago and has been on pills since. Nothing more is seem on a ct scan. He says his tailbone hurts and groin hurts with numbness and tingling in the scrotum. He had a nerve block this week but he still sits in an ice pack all day.
I know I do not understand fully his troubles. I do have lupus and my own pain issues but I don't take pain meds. Would love to but I can't get started seeing all he has taken in the past six years. He was on a fentynol patch of 175 mc for almost two years. My daughter is a nurse and says that is unheard of unless you are dying. He changed the patch before he was supposed to, heated it up with a hot cup of coffee to disburse the drug into his system faster and even had alcohol while on the patch. He stopped that.
I want to tell his pain doctor that this needs to stop and that he needs to get off this stuff. I am probably out of bounds here. He has no life with work and pills. At least he drags himself to work and don't think I am not grateful for that. He goes to bed at 7:30 on week nights and sleeps 16 hours on weekends and lays on the couch the rest of the time.