Hope everyone is feeling good. I have had 8 surgeries. Now have severe Kyphosis, Sciolosis. I am fused from T8 to my pelvis. I have hardware pressing on my Thoracic Spine. Recently, I had a compression FX of T9, this is getting worse I have trouble walking, use a walker.Just fitted for an overhead brace. Have rib & chest wall pain from last surgery.They went in through rib & also the back. Weaned myself down in August to Morphine 30 mg BId. The PM I had been seeing for 5 years said I would need pain medication for the rest of my life. I was always the most disabled patient in his office. I had a TIA in September & was on Plavix so was unable to get injections. Am 67 & went from 5ft 6inches to 5ft 1inch. Surgeon reluctant to re operate due to Staph sepsis after last surgery.
Pain Management at last appointment said "I am not a Pain Management Doctor", I signed a contract with him 5 years ago. He is no longer giving opiates. He said he would give his patients 3 months of medicine & a list of Pain Management Doctors. At that time, I considered going down to 15mg Morphine for my next 2 months. That was before the FX at T9. I called today to ask them to renew the 30mg & email me the list of PM doctors. They talked to me like I was asking for Heroin. I explained I had a FX Vertebrae & the PM told his patients he would order 3 months of medicine. When I asked for the list of PM, they said, "No one is going to give you anything." This is horrible. I have been compliant for years. I have never tested wrong on a urine test. I am not an addict seeking drugs. I am in horrible pain. My primary doctor does not give out opiates. I use every other method of pain relief I can. I use a moist heating pad, Lidocaine Patches, Physical Therapy, Gabapentin, home exercises. Tens does not help me. This is crazy. I am just going to pray I can get a Pain Management Doctor to help me.
Take care & God Bless, MaryAnne