Re: I am having surgery tomorrow
From: toni welsh (firstname.lastname@example.org)
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
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.