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Pain in morning

GreyEagleGGreyEagle Posts: 350
edited 06/11/2012 - 7:23 AM in Chronic Pain
:< I woke up yesterday and this morning with my left arm in quite a bit of pain and my fingers tingling. I started 15 mg morphine 2 days ago 2x a day. Plus I take the Vicodin 3x a day. They do work but there are those times where it hurts a lot anyway.

I will sure be glad when my acdf is done and I don't have to have this pain anymore. Yeah, it will take quite a bit of time after a 4 level acdf to recover but I believe it will be worth it. One thing I absolutely refuse to do and never have done is overdose. That just causes many many more problems and can be life threatening.

So, I'll work thru the pain. I'm sure thankful for supporting family and for you guys!

Ken GreyEagle


  • Hi im hoping ur pain eases and u can have some relief.......hopefully it wont be too long til ur operation
  • Your attitude in all of this pain stuff you're having to endure is admirable! It's easy to become consumed by the pain, hoops we have to jump thru, & just all the downsides that accompany chronic pain. People with a more positive attitude such as yours are a real inspiration to not only me, but so many others in pain as well. It's impossible to be upbeat all the time when you're in so much pain (which I struggle with often myself!), but reading posts like this one makes it kinda contagious really...it's hard to feel down, bitter, nasty, etc. after reading someone who's looking at the positive side like you.

    I'll keep you in my prayers that your surgery is a successful one! Meanwhile, hopefully the meds will start working a little better soon and maybe you'll get some more relief. I think it's wonderful that you have a supportive family because that's really important, and of course you have the support of all of us here at SH who have been, or are in, the same place you are with pain and the future.

    Keep holding that chin up, and please keep us posted on your progress, OK? Or even if you just need to vent on a "bad day"...we'll be here always.

    Have a good night, Ken. Take care of you...
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