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Just My Two Cents

Posted by Phillipa on April 9, 2005, at 17:02:14

In reply to Meds or not greenhornet, posted by barbaracat on April 9, 2005, at 16:33:06

Greenhornet, Good to see you bsck on the Board. It's funny, after working in the medical field, especially when I was on a surgical and medical floor, was that the nurses were always so judgemental when it came to pain. "Oh he's on the call bell again, Yep it's been exactly 4 hours, he's addicted, and he can wait l0 more minutes!" I also found myself responding like this at times. As they say "walk in the other person's shoes first". So, now when I've had some facial surgery [elective my choice], I went by my "training" refusing to take the pain meds as RX'd. I wonder if I would be having the complications I'm having as we speak if I'd listened and taken the meds. I wouldn't take percocet, but brokedown and took the tylenol #3. Now because of the complications, and a drain tube still in place I've "allowed" myself to take the meds at night only. And when I wake up I take another pill. I'm doing this because i realize how important sleep is to heal my body. I'm not going to worry about becoming an accict at the moment. So what if I'm sleeping l0 hours. Evidently my body needs it and I don't need an infection on top of this. I am on antibiotics too. The surgeon isn't sure what to do but since he's a Professor at a large teaching hospital I trust him to find out the answers if he doesn't know which he has admitted. Hasn't seen a case like this in over 20yrs. He's honest. So, now I've had to rethink my attitude on pain meds. Each day I learn a little bit more. I've always tested well and have book knowledge, but experience speaks loud and clear. Fondly, Phillipa




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