Thursday, July 31, 2014

Pain Medication

I had my spinal surgery on July 10th.  At first, they sent me home with tramidol but that didn't cut it.  A revisit to the doc's a week later and they upped my meds to something more powerful.

Pain is nothing to fool with, but stop taking them ASAP.  I was taking only half doses of Oxycodone, oxycontin, meloxicam, and carisprodol and stopped completely a couple of days ago.  I feel sicker than a dog right now and have for the past few days.  Pam  thinks its withdrawal from the pain meds.

So the blog would be all about boring Italian Spaghetti Westerns, which I won't bore you with.


  1. I hear tell, a little meth goes a long way to soothing the horror of pain killer withdrawal.

    Just sayin'


    Sorry Dave, couldn't resist.

  2. I hope you feel well soon. Pain is so debilitating, I have been there and suffered through it and there is light at the end of the tunnel. Hang in there Dave.

  3. Pain control is one area you'd think we'd have mastered by now, but clearly we have not. Which rots. After P's tree fall accident they gave him just two: morphine and a muscle relaxant. After a couple days he took just half doses and had marginal but essential relief.. but then he tried ((I think too soon) to reduce beyond that and was miserable so he resumed half doses. He was worried about dependence but eventually with half doses and time he saw a light ahead of him. That was I think seven weeks later.

    I hope you can find a path through your often feels like it'll be forever because it's tough to get away from. Sit in the sun and avoid riding anywhere--some light massages might help. Hang in there, Dave.