I had a spinal fusion in 2011 of L5-S1 then I had another fusion 6 days ago. L3-S1 replaced all hardware and fused top levels. Now, I've had issues with taking more pain meds than I should in the past. For this reason I give my script to my wife every month so she can deal out what I need for the day or time. I was taking 2 - 30mg OxyContin extended release, 4 - 10/325 hydrocodone and some other muscle relaxers. Now after surgery I am prescribed 3 - 40 mg OxyContin extended release and 2 - 10/325 hydrocodone every 4 hours with robaxin at night. Now my significant other is trying to downgrade me less and less at each dose. I am 6 days out from surgery and I'm counting down the minutes to my next dose of meds and she says "I thought we said we were going to let your body tell you when you needed meds?" She insists that I don't need the amount I have been prescribed and rolls her eyes and gives me crap every time I ask for medicine. What do I do to get it through to her???? HELP!!!!
2 Spinal Fusions later and I'm still broke!