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Pain pump~ Did you have one or not?

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  • SpineAZSpineAZ WiscPosts: 1,084
    Just know that if they say "PCA" that also means pain pump. PCA is Patient Controlled Anaglesia where you push the button. My doctor's office just said "Are you okay with PCA?" and i said YES.
    2 ACDFs, 2 PCDF, 3 LIFs; Rt TKR; Rt thumb fusion ; Lt thumb arthroplasty; Ehlers Danlos 
  • I had one for the first 2 days. I went into the surgery thinking I wouldn't need it and that I'd impress everyone by my ability to manage the pain without the using the pump. Pfft. After half a day I wanted to marry that thing. My thumb was swollen from incessantly pressing the button to see if it was time yet.
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  • I didn't use much energy pushing ahead of time, the nurse told me it would only give a dose every 6 minutes, and that the light would turn green on the button when I could get more. Day one I loved to see the green, by day 2 midday, it was giving me a headache (it was worse then the back pain), which gave me nausea, so it was time to kiss it goodbye. My pain was still well controlled with shots then pills on day 3.
    God bless and keep you,
    Shirley
  • Dr told me today that i will have a PCA pump with morphine for the first 3-4 days. Hope Morphine works for me, if not they will do Diauladed or Demerol.
    I will be in ICU for the first 24 hrs..
  • Dr told me today that i will have a PCA pump with morphine for the first 3-4 days. Hope Morphine works for me, if not they will do Diauladed or Demerol.
    I will be in ICU for the first 24 hrs..
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  • I am anxious about the pain control thing since I had the allergic reaction to morphine pre op last surgery. Lynette
    Lynette
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