post-op and poppies
I had the spinal stimulator implanted on 11-16. The post-op pain was something else and I will be eternally greatful for the iv morphine drip they graciously allowed me.
I was sent home with my regular meds, which turned out to be inadequate. Surgery Thusday, went home Friday, Saturday night ended up in the ER spiking a fever over 100. Tests for infection said no infection. The Dr. there said it was the pain not being under control causing me to have the fever. When I had the chest xray, I was sobbing and shaking so bad because of having to stand which made the pain worse. The technician stopped came over and asked if I was ok. All I could do was say yes between sobs. They hooked me up to some fentanyl by iv and it helped. Two other surgeries I've had and I never needed strong pain meds, just asked for tylenol. This surgery was certainly different, but every day I feel a little better than the day before. I can't wait until I'm all healed with my little machine buzzing away the pain I've lived with for 6 years. Will I remember what normal feels like?