In 2 weeks I go in for surgery to correct spinal stenosis.
I take 80 mg oxycontin twice per day for pain. i am at this dose for one year. i have been prescribed this opioid for three years now starting from a dose of 10mg to the current 80mg. my use of the drug is legit.
will the docs have the ability to control my pain post surgery? i will be in acute pain as I come out of surgery. will my tolerance be a problem that cannot be overcome? or can it be solved safely?