Re: I am having surgery tomorrow

From: toni welsh (
Thu Feb 1 06:45:21 2001

At Wed, 31 Jan 2001, Kate Murphy wrote: >
>On 31 Jan 2001, at 7:53, toni welsh wrote:
>> I will keep you in my prayers too, I had 2 laparotomies in 5 months too,
>> and the pain from surgery was so bad the last time, I hope this surgery
>> finally gets you pain relief.
>I've had a lot of abdominal surgery and can attest to the post-
>surgical pain. However, a PCA machine can help immensely. Ask
>for one before surgery so that it will be hooked up and ready to
>push in the early hours when the pain is most difficult.
>If you don't get pain control, the amount and frequency of the doses
>can be adjusted.
>This last time, my surgeon added another excellent drug to the
>mix, but I have to admit that I was so woozy with pain, drugs, and
>infection that I forgot what it was. They did say that it can only be
>used for a short time because of the danger of side effects. But it
>sure worked!
>Kate Murphy

Kate, What drug did he add that helped you, the pain clinic put me on the fentanyl patch, and I had a reaction to it, and I could not keep food down for 2 days. The patch I got COMPLETE pain relief, but was too sick to use it.


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