Re: I'm off the codeine!

From: toni welsh (
Wed Aug 29 22:00:04 2001

At Wed, 29 Aug 2001, Nancy E. Hale wrote: >
>Hello again!
>COLETTE: Hang in there kiddo. You know we are all pulling for you to find
>KARLA: I'll be thinking of you tomorrow when you go back in. I know it's
>been a long week for you, glad you made it.
>LEIGHSA: So sorry for your loss and for your continuing pain. Figuring
>out what caused adhesions can be so difficult, and dealing with the
>aftermath can be so frustrating. I think we all have been victims of the
>"but you don't look sick" mentality.
>TONI: ARGHHH! I can feel your pain. How about if we form a virtual
>cheerleading squad for you? Something like "Push it out! Shove it
>out!". Nope, that wouldn't work either, cause pushing hurts too. Been
>there, done that. Sorry, Sweetie, wish I was more help.
>LISA: This is great news! Congratulations on starting to regain your life.
>JO: So sorry you're under the weather as well as under the
>equator. You've been through so much since we met, that I feel guilty when
>we chat and I'm not in the best of moods. Gentle hugs to you my friend.
>I'm in a great frame of mind tonight. I had a dr. appt. today, and when
>she came in the room, she started apologizing to me as she had just learned
>that codeine does not work for some people, who do not have the right
>receptors to break the drug down so that it will control the pain. I knew
>this already, as it was released by the National Institute of Health fro
>the National Center for Research about a month ago. I was so relieved I
>almost started crying.
>So I am now on Oxycodone for the next three weeks to see what happens. I
>also have a follow-up appointment with the doctor in three weeks, at which
>time she will try a session of acupuncture (at my request - the Pain
>Management Unit nurse said that they would probably try acupuncture and
>nerve blocks when I finally get in to see them sometime the first part of
>next year). The doctor agreed with me that if they are going to suggest it
>anyway, and my family physician is a licensed acupuncturist, we may as well
>try it now and see if it helps. At least the doc knows that I am willing
>to try anything and I am not afraid to research this problem on my own and
>then go to her for a professional opinion on what I have learned.
>The first dose of oxycodone has lowered the pain levels somewhat, so I
>guess I'll find out what works or doesn't work over the next couple of weeks.
>I'm off to the archives to do my research! And to find the link to that
>snowball fight ;)
>Nancy in NB
>ICQ #9683431

Nancy! Thank you for you rcheer I will let you know if it works tomorrow, if this senekot and prune juice do not work tomorrow, I will probably call the dr! No I wont! I should go after all this today, and a LARGE glass of prune juice~!

I hope the oxycodone works for you! Is that the same as oxycintin? That is what I take, but I have cut back the last two days due to the bowels not moving!!

Love, Toni

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