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Old 12-21-2013, 02:40 PM   #31
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How much post op pain is normal at this point? I figure i'm just feeling it heal, and isnt growing bones into plates going to hurt? Its a very dull pain...very painful without a dose of oxycodone every 3 hours, at which point i cant even stay awake

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How much post op pain is normal at this point? I figure i'm just feeling it heal, and isnt growing bones into plates going to hurt? Its a very dull pain...very painful without a dose of oxycodone every 3 hours, at which point i cant even stay awake
Do you have a low or high tolerance to pain? That makes a huge difference.

I have a low tolerance to pain and a high tolerance for medication which basically means I would take twice as many pills as you and probably double the strength.

I went back and checked - you broke your bones on 12/15 - that isn't too long ago. I typically have a lot of pain anywhere from 4 - 5 weeks from the time I broke the bone/bones.

Your pain level is high and it might stay that way for a couple of weeks.

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I dont know if its high or low. seems like both sometimes.

Im scared though.

I have a high tolerance to alcohol lol.

Im not doing anything but im freaking bored.

"I typically ... after i break bones... "? wait, you break bones that often? OMG....

my step dad disowned me because i think i'm in more pain than him and he's the only one allowed to get grumpy because of the meds hes on, and he had to lay the fudge into me about something retarded the other day, when i am laying there with a broken leg and cant leave and dont want to hear it and am just trying to heal.

nice...
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Old 12-21-2013, 08:52 PM   #34
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Hmmmm.. I don't know.. I have a very low tolerance to alcohol - cheap date - cheap drunk but medication is a whole nutter story!

My pain med prescription is Percocet 10/325 and I take two of those at a time. That is double of what they tell you to take after a surgery - normally they will give you 5/325's or 7.5/325's - the higher the first number - the higher the pain med.

Yes, I tend to break bones. In 2010 alone I had 7 fractures. 1st accident was 3 broken ribs. 2nd accident was breaking my humerus bone (large arm bone) inside my shoulder socket in 3 places - now that one dang hurt for almost 5 months!

And that was in just one year so you can imagine adding up all of the other years.

My horses have always been flighty - very opinionated - very mischevious. I don't fall off of them - they LAUNCH ME OFF. My oncologist asked me if I had "bone issues" and I replied "no, but when you are falling to the ground from 10' up in the air you are bound to break something!"

I have become quite the expert on pain meds - morphine - you name it I have had it but not addicted to it and only take as needed.

Now I have been in so much pain that I did mix with vodka because I was at my wits end. I couldn't get on top of the pain.

You said you are taking the meds every 3 hours - GOOD! The meds will only last 3 to 4 hours and they take at least 20 min to work. For me it takes over an hour for the meds to kick in.

So if you took them regularly at 3.5 hours you should be able to keep your pain down to a level 3 or 4 - but if you start spacing the meds out farther - you pain level will go up to an 8 as you stated and then it is hard to get on top of the pain - you need to take your meds before you get to a high pain level.
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Old 12-22-2013, 05:36 AM   #35
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Ok guess im doing good. Im on the 7.5 by the way.

Love your post....
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Old 12-22-2013, 04:38 PM   #36
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Be very careful mixing any other medication or alcohol with the oxycodone. You don't want your pulse to get too low and mixing alcohol with pain meds can do that.

I have to be very careful because I am on several medications and I have learned what I can take with the pain meds, etc. I can't take lorazepam with a muscle relaxer nor can I take an ambien. You just have to be extremely careful.

I remember calling poison control on myself twice while doing chemo because I couldn't remember crap so I didn't remember if I had taken my medication so I was scared I had "doubled the dosage" My dh was out of town and I was by myself. The guy on the line couldn't have been any nicer but they will automatically take your name and number and then check up on you.
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Old 12-22-2013, 06:04 PM   #37
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Oh god lol.

Yeah the hospital knows im a drinker, they were pretty serious on that. Serious liver damage they said, with my meds....

I went to walmart and rural king (both have those scooters) today and it felt good to actually get something accomplished. Leg doesnt bother me in car rides anymore.

I had a chip key cut from a blank i bought on ebay for my JK at rural king. Free by the way! I jumped in the jeep drivers seatwith no effort at all and programmed the new key in....worked great. Jumped out with no issue.

Going to have my gf take me in the jeep to where i work tomorrow morning and visit the bosses and get some things out of my truck
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Old 12-22-2013, 06:16 PM   #38
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...scotch...double...neat please...

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Old 12-22-2013, 06:52 PM   #39
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Glad to hear it healing. Ive been on crutches a few times and itll be second nature by the time you are done. and if you move around alot youll have amazing upper body strength!
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is it ever going to stop hurting

now my good leg hurts too.
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is it ever going to stop hurting

now my good leg hurts too.
And that would be because you are compensating on the good leg for what the bad leg can't due. Very normal.

And no....the pain won't go away for awhile.

Keep taking your meds on a regular basis.
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Old 12-25-2013, 07:58 AM   #42
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Feeling pretty dang good now.
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I was cleared to walk now! I'm using a cane but only just barely even need that.
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Glad you are making progress, get off the dope as soon as possible. Pain meds are highly addictive...all the best!
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Oh chill out, do what I did when my finger was about to explode, get a bottle of Ron Pitorro ( Moonshine ) and ask a nurse to add it to your I.V. !!! All the pain will go away and you will need no anesthesia when they cut your bones and bolt them together....
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And no the photo is not sideways, thats the way you will see everything...
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Old 01-31-2014, 09:16 AM   #48
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Glad you are making progress, get off the dope as soon as possible. Pain meds are highly addictive...all the best!
Thanks. I was off it (Ran out even), then they gave me norco yesterday. I really don't want to take this stuff. I think i'm going to buy some tylenol at the store.

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Oh chill out, do what I did when my finger was about to explode, get a bottle of Ron Pitorro ( Moonshine ) and ask a nurse to add it to your I.V. !!! All the pain will go away and you will need no anesthesia when they cut your bones and bolt them together....
lol, my bones have been bolted together already though!
Ive been drinking a few times a week. We have a drive through liqour store

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I have found that the $1.87 spent on a Home Depot nail apron is money well spent while using crutches.

After hobbling to the fridge for a beer, I discovered that I couldn't get back to the couch with it.

A nail pouch will free your hands!
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I have found that the $1.87 spent on a Home Depot nail apron is money well spent while using crutches.

After hobbling to the fridge for a beer, I discovered that I couldn't get back to the couch with it.

A nail pouch will free your hands!
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LOL nice
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well ive been walking for 17 days now. Going back to work on monday.

It sucks still. My ankle always hurts. :/
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Work sucks.
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Old 02-23-2014, 01:28 PM   #56
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So does sittin on your couch with a broken leg

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