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September 2014 Surgery Buddies

awalshaawalsh Posts: 33
edited 01/20/2014 - 8:04 AM in Surgery Buddies
Please join this thread if you plan to have spine surgery in September 2014. We look forward to hearing from you!


  • would love to talk to a surgery buddy about difficulty with BM and also pain management and sleeping through the night. Thanks, deezy
  • I had Super bad BM problems. I have combination of two laxative tablets 1 dose of milk of magnesia, and two tablets of magnesium supplements. I had had trouble going even up to 7 days. Now I am regular going every day. With a regular stool. I am also eating protein bars with flax seeds. I sprinkle a couple of psyllium powder. when you decide to back off on your hydrocodone, you can reduce the number of doses of each. this works for me. Hope this can help you out.
  • me too! 7days no BM. NS had me taking 4 senna(lax)@ bedtime, and 2 collace (softener) I splattered a relief, (not 7 days worth), but then I did an enema yesterday, (moderately satisfying) so far nothing today. Taking psyllium today. Thanks so much! what do you do for breakthrough pain @ 3a in the morning?
  • I do have a lot of pain in the wee hours of the morning I just get up and drink more water yuck. trying to milk of magnesium need to get some cherry flavored because the plain is really icky icky icky. I always worry about straining, but I hold my hand up over my surgery scar and that really seems to help a lot with the pain.
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