Both during and after surgery certainly back fired on me. On my last surgery, methadone was left off of my chart. And I was in such pain and with methadone withdrawal I wanted to die,(literally) I didn't know I was in methadone withdrawal. I just knew that I hurt so bad that I wanted to die. The r.n. said there was nothing more she could do for me. So I asked her to get a hold of my P.M. Dr. When he finally arrived at the end of the day I was Rocking back and forth in the fetal position in unbearable pain. And he took one look and said this man is in methadone withdrawal, and there is nothing in his chart that indicates he is on methadone.
So he added a hefty dose of methadone and increased the drip of dilaudid in my p.c.a. and I was instantly o k. I was to spent to be angry with anyone. I was just happy to be pain free!
So on this surgery I told the surgeon and his assistant, that I would like my P.M. Dr. to be in charge of my pain meds. Well I think they were insulted So when my P.M. Dr. showed up, he didn't even have my charts. I've been going to him for about 10 yrs. but I know the Drs. have about 3,000 or 4,000 patients. and they can't remember all of them. No matter how important we would like to think we are. Anyway, about 3 or so yrs. ago. He figured out that I had a sensitive system and I couldn't tolerate Tylenol or anything that had tylenol in it. And couldn't tolerate more than 50 mg. of methadone per day. I couldn't figure out why I was so sick in the hospital. My P.M. Dr. ordered 70 mg. of methadone and 2 norco 6 times a day. And went on vacation. Well I explained to his staff that a bad mistake was made. And I needed to see Jackie his P.A.C. and was told they didn't see eye to eye and she wa no longer with the practice.So I was screwed. I had to call the surgeon or his assistant but seeing how I insulted them they were unwilling to help and said I would have to call my P.M. Dr. cause HE was in charge of my post op meds. I told them that he was on vacation and mistakenly prescribed something that I couldn't take. Their response was I would have to work something out with his staff.
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Kind of inhumane wouldn't you say. X(
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