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Re: Not fun. That's okay, though. (nm) SLS

Posted by rjlockhart37 on January 5, 2018, at 17:16:03

In reply to Not fun. That's okay, though., posted by SLS on January 4, 2018, at 12:55:07

 

Re: Not fun. That's okay, though. SLS

Posted by Phillipa on January 5, 2018, at 17:55:50

In reply to Re: Not fun. That's okay, though. Phillipa, posted by SLS on January 5, 2018, at 14:00:57

Scott, so glad the RN's let you know the seriousness of your condition. I imagine they waited till they felt or you kept questioning tham as to what was wrong and how it happened. I know without a doubt that you will regain your strength as you are a fighter. Thankfully, Phillipa

 

Re: Not fun. That's okay, though.

Posted by baseball55 on January 5, 2018, at 18:21:27

In reply to Re: Not fun. That's okay, though. SLS, posted by Phillipa on January 5, 2018, at 17:55:50

Strange they didn't want to tell you how sick you had been. I had a very severe double pneumonia several years ago and they were very honest about the danger I was in.

I had (elective) surgery last year and the anesthesiologist scheduled for the surgery told me I needed to be off parnate for two weeks or he would not use general anesthesia. The surgery got moved up by a week, and I told the (new) anesthesiologist I was only off parnate for a week. He just waved his hands and said the first guy was ridiculous. There was no need to go off parnate at all. I think a lot of anesthesiologists just see "drug-interactions" and freak. And docs see "no demerol, no tramodol, drug interactions" - and freak, rather than educate themselves.

After my surgery, once the morphine wore off, i get depressed like I hadn't been in a long time. They put me back on parnate at the rehab and I was okay within 48 hours. Hopefully you will recover soon, both psychologically and physically.

 

Re: Not fun. That's okay, though.

Posted by Christ_empowered on January 5, 2018, at 20:28:57

In reply to Not fun. That's okay, though., posted by SLS on January 4, 2018, at 12:55:07

so sorry about this, sls.

 

Re: Not fun. That's okay, though. linkadge

Posted by SLS on January 6, 2018, at 11:45:50

In reply to Re: Not fun. That's okay, though., posted by linkadge on January 5, 2018, at 17:05:40

> Was there a pain med they were concerned would interact with the parnate?
>
> Linkadge

About the only thing I did right was to provide the doctors with a list of medications I was taking, including a list of common pain medications that were dangerous to use. They ended up using hydromorphone (Dilaudid). I found it to be more effective than morphine. I would not venture to try tramadol.


- Scott

 

Re: Not fun. That's okay, though.

Posted by linkadge on January 6, 2018, at 15:07:20

In reply to Re: Not fun. That's okay, though., posted by baseball55 on January 5, 2018, at 18:21:27

MAOIs are risky with certain painkillers as some of them act as serotonin reuptake inhibitors.

Linkadge

 

Re: Not fun. That's okay, though. linkadge

Posted by Phillipa on January 6, 2018, at 17:20:58

In reply to Re: Not fun. That's okay, though., posted by linkadge on January 6, 2018, at 15:07:20

Hence the no tramadol as it does interact with serotonin. Phillipa

 

Re: Not fun. That's okay, though.

Posted by PeterMartin on January 7, 2018, at 3:48:47

In reply to Re: Not fun. That's okay, though., posted by baseball55 on January 4, 2018, at 18:23:22

Wow that's crazy! Definitely noticed you weren't around / missed your posts. As bad as how what you're going through sounds like I'm glad it wasn't mental health related (final).

 

Re: Not fun. That's okay, though. PeterMartin

Posted by SLS on January 7, 2018, at 13:02:46

In reply to Re: Not fun. That's okay, though., posted by PeterMartin on January 7, 2018, at 3:48:47

> Wow that's crazy! Definitely noticed you weren't around / missed your posts. As bad as how what you're going through sounds like I'm glad it wasn't mental health related (final).

Thanks. I'm still working towards remission of bipolar depression. I haven't given up. Unfortunately, the disruption of my treatment regime resulted in a partial relapse. I was getting so close!


- Scott

 

Re: Not fun. That's okay, though.

Posted by Hugh on January 7, 2018, at 15:44:46

In reply to Re: Not fun. That's okay, though. PeterMartin, posted by SLS on January 7, 2018, at 13:02:46

I'm sorry to hear that, Scott. What a close call!

 

Re: Not fun. That's okay, though.

Posted by Lamdage22 on January 8, 2018, at 9:02:13

In reply to Re: Not fun. That's okay, though., posted by PeterMartin on January 7, 2018, at 3:48:47

I have my meds listed in my wallet in the hopes that this wont happen to me. I need to update it though. I am changing dosages regularly.

 

Re: Not fun. That's okay, though.

Posted by Lamdage22 on January 8, 2018, at 9:30:35

In reply to Re: Not fun. That's okay, though., posted by Lamdage22 on January 8, 2018, at 9:02:13

I wonder what they will do with odd dosages. Right now i am even though. So when will you be able to go home?

 

Re: Not fun. That's okay, though. Lamdage22

Posted by SLS on January 8, 2018, at 10:14:31

In reply to Re: Not fun. That's okay, though., posted by Lamdage22 on January 8, 2018, at 9:30:35

> I wonder what they will do with odd dosages. Right now i am even though. So when will you be able to go home?

Tentatively, we are looking at this Thursday. I think that's pushing it a bit, though. I am making gains with balance and walking. My legs are weak, but I think they are strong enough for me to climb the stairs necessary to go home. I can't complain. I am grateful to be alive and have four functional limbs.

Thanks for asking.


- Scott

 

Re: Not fun. That's okay, though. SLS

Posted by Phillipa on January 8, 2018, at 10:39:16

In reply to Re: Not fun. That's okay, though. Lamdage22, posted by SLS on January 8, 2018, at 10:14:31

Pt at home to keep working with the strength in your legs. Do you have someone to help you at home?Phillipa

 

Re: Not fun. That's okay, though.

Posted by Lamdage22 on January 8, 2018, at 11:29:00

In reply to Re: Not fun. That's okay, though. Lamdage22, posted by SLS on January 8, 2018, at 10:14:31

It is good that you are grateful and it accentuates your will to live. Keep it up:)

 

Re: Not fun. That's okay, though.

Posted by SLS on January 9, 2018, at 19:51:31

In reply to Not fun. That's okay, though., posted by SLS on January 4, 2018, at 12:55:07

> My appendix ruptured and I went into septic shock. The pain was intense. Emergency surgery took 3.5 hours. Afterwards, I spent several days on a ventilator in critical condition. Not fun. It was not clear whether or not I would survive. I am happy to still be here. Unfortunately, my psych meds got screwed up. This is a big setback. I am still not taking the minimum effective dosage of Parnate, which, for me, is 80 mg/day. The depression is not crushing, thank God, but I look forward to having the dosage of Parnate increased as of tomorrow. I am currently in a rehab facility. I am recovering strength and stamina, but I still have to learn how to balance and walk. I can't believe how debilitated I am. Still, they think that I should fully recover. :-)

After two weeks of physical therapy at the rehab center, I'm just about ready to be discharged. I will be having a team meeting tomorrow afternoon to discuss my progress and readiness to go home and return to my usual activities. I have some trepidations, but the physical therapists assure me that I am ready to leave. I have been asking to do extra "stand ups" that I perform more like a squat. This one exercise has probably helped me more than any other in preparing me to climb up and down the flight of stairs leading to my apartment.

I have suffered a set-back in my treatment of bipolar depression. I was taken off of Parnate at the hospital, and I began to relapse. It took quite a bit of convincing the doctors at the hospital and rehab center to consult with my psychiatrist and agree to bring the dosage of Parnate back up to 80 mg/day using a gradual titration schedule. I have been at 80 mg/day for only 5 days, but I am experiencing a mild improvement. Despite this, I have begun to lose my optimism. I hope I still have some fight left in me. I would like to return to work and feel like I have rejoined mainstream society. It would be nice to meet new people and have some fun.


- Scott

 

Re: Not fun. That's okay, though. SLS

Posted by Phillipa on January 9, 2018, at 22:15:17

In reply to Re: Not fun. That's okay, though., posted by SLS on January 9, 2018, at 19:51:31

Scott congrats on being discharged tomorrow to home. You have a lot of fight left in you. Set small goals and go slow and you will achieve your dreams Phillipa

 

Re: Not fun. That's okay, though. Phillipa

Posted by SLS on January 10, 2018, at 19:59:49

In reply to Re: Not fun. That's okay, though. SLS, posted by Phillipa on January 9, 2018, at 22:15:17

> Scott congrats on being discharged tomorrow to home. You have a lot of fight left in you. Set small goals and go slow and you will achieve your dreams Phillipa

That's the best of advice. Thank you.


- Scott

 

Re: Not fun. That's okay, though. SLS

Posted by baseball55 on January 10, 2018, at 20:49:14

In reply to Re: Not fun. That's okay, though. Phillipa, posted by SLS on January 10, 2018, at 19:59:49

Keep us posted on what's happening, Scott. It's hard, but you are one tough hombre.

 

Re: Not fun. That's okay, though.

Posted by Mogger on January 11, 2018, at 12:11:20

In reply to Not fun. That's okay, though., posted by SLS on January 4, 2018, at 12:55:07

Scott I am so shocked to read your post but so glad you are feeling better! Hang in there the rehab will get easier.

 

feel better friend

Posted by Jeroen on January 16, 2018, at 3:32:51

In reply to Not fun. That's okay, though., posted by SLS on January 4, 2018, at 12:55:07

feel better soon my friend!

yes i know such a pain too i had an infection around my apendix or some sort almost died

 

Re: feel better friend Jeroen

Posted by SLS on January 16, 2018, at 7:40:35

In reply to feel better friend, posted by Jeroen on January 16, 2018, at 3:32:51

> feel better soon my friend!
>
> yes i know such a pain too i had an infection around my apendix or some sort almost died

I'm glad that we are both still alive.


- Scott

 

Re: Not fun. That's okay, though. SLS

Posted by Tony P on January 17, 2018, at 20:14:50

In reply to Re: Not fun. That's okay, though., posted by SLS on January 9, 2018, at 19:51:31

Just saw this hope you are doing well, and I appreciate even more your answers to my recent posts when you are dealing with both physical and emotional pain yourself.

I had appendicitis as a teenager,and both my mother, who was a doctor, and my GP thought it was probably nothing serious, gastritis or "schoolitis", but luckily the surgeon said "I have a hunch" and went in. My appendix was curled back so far the surgeon had trouble locating it, but when he did, it was very close to rupturing. We are both lucky and you have my best wishes.

Tony

 

Wishing you a speedy recovery, Scott! (nm)

Posted by porkpiehat on January 19, 2018, at 21:02:33

In reply to Re: Not fun. That's okay, though. SLS, posted by Tony P on January 17, 2018, at 20:14:50

 

Re: Wishing you a speedy recovery, Scott!

Posted by SLS on January 25, 2018, at 19:32:10

In reply to Wishing you a speedy recovery, Scott! (nm), posted by porkpiehat on January 19, 2018, at 21:02:33

FINAL DIAGNOSES:

1. Perforated appendicitis with generalized peritonitis.
2. Septic shock.
3. Acute respiratory failure with hypoxia.
4. Pneumonia.
5. Acute kidney failure.
6. Bipolar disorder.
7. Dehydration.
8. Kidney stone.
9. Anemia.


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