I just had a 2 level ACDF C 4-6 on Sept 3rd.
Before surgery I was on Morphine Sulfat 30 mg's three times a day
Percocet 10/325 no more than 6 a day
Valium 5 mg's a day and
Robaxin 750 mg 3 a day.
All these meds came from my PM. When scheduling the surgery the medications now will come from the surgeon. I stressed about 3 times before surgery that I did not want to be ent home with less meds then what I was on prior to surgery. Well the PA at the surgeons office told me point blank the surgeon wold not write a script for the morphine sulfate.
SO upon discharge I spoke to the surgeon about it. I told him what I was on before surgery. I explained I had about 1 weeks worth of the morphine sufate at home and he said it would be fine to take that with his added prescription of percocet. Well now my post-op appt is not until the 16th of september and I will be out of both percocet and Morphine sulfate before that date.
The surgeon also prescribed valium 5 mgs eery 4 hours as needed , but I dont take those evey four hours or I would sleep all day.
Anyway it has been hard to manage my pain and I am afraid I will run out of meds before the appointment. I plan to call them this morning to see what they want me to do.
I am not only having high painlevels, but they need to consider that before surgery I was not able to walk very far and now I am required to walk as part of my therapy. I am fine with this and I like the walking, but it whipes me out and causees sorness and more added pain so I sometimes feel under medicated. If this makes any sense at all!!
I dont know what to do other than to call the surgeons office and see what they would like to do.
Do you all have any suggestions??