I cannot go through an exhumation. I couldn't go thru the burial of the man I was with for 32 years. I bought it to 6 lawyers and they all said if it wasn't AMC they would take it in a minute. When they refused to do an autopsy because he had Hep C. What do you think?? Or the woman last year who woke up in the morgue. I could tell you about abortions being done without consent, There are many things about AMC people who live in Albany would rather go to another hospital like St. Peters or Albany Memorial. Ask people who live in the shadow of this wanna be NYC hospital.
I told you what they gave me for pain when my liver was cirrhosed Celebrex does that make sense?
Let's just agree to disagree. I was a paralegal when I worked and I used to go to lunch with many of the lawyers and guess what. They were my friends and they wouldn't take the case, not because of merit...They knew the case had merit. ut it was because of "nobody sues AMC"
So lets agree to disagree. If you think and feel that AMC is helping you with your pain GREAT. But, when I went to AMC internal medicine dept. I was given methadone, because I went into AMC on 5 occasions, 5 comas before I got my liver transplant, which AMC couldn't provide for me I had to go to Mt Sinai in NYC. It seems AMC had quite afew problems when they did liver transplants. They lost too many patients.
I have been given methadone because 25 yrs, ago I had a pulmonary embolism and the hospital knew I was allergic to many drugs. So at the time they gave me a small dose of methadone. Then when my liver disease got bad I went to a pain mgmt. doctor who started me on 70 or 80 mgs of methadone. It worked for a while, then I needed more, so after 25 years I was up to 350mgs, I took myself down 50 mgs because there really wasn't much of a difference in the way I felt, but now to go from 300 mgs to 40mgs. hurts very badly. I am officially in withdrawal and at my age this could kill me. You see, my kidneys are bad because the large liver they put in me is causing bad things to happen to my internal organs. At least I felt no pain while on the methadone. But now, wish me luck. I am very sick,
I really don't want to Dr. shop, but I was referred to a doctor by the hospital, when I went there for my broken toe from the seizure. If I could get my records returned to me from the other doctor who treated me on Friday, and had my PC doctor fax my file from his office to the one the doctor recommended to me, should I do that. Perhaps I wouldn't need to be stuck in my back that much more.. What do you think??
No Beth if he gave me 40 mg 3x a day, I would at least not be in withdrawal now, He shot me in my back in 3 places and gave m,e 40 mg 1 tab 4x a day. So I am now in withdrawal and I am not a very happy person. I am supposed to go back to him tomorrow for another set of shots. He gave me 168 pills. I am supposed to go on a cruise for my birthday. Leaving 4/18 returning 4/27, some fun I will have. Well, let me not bore you, you don't deserve that. But I hope your Easter was better than mine.
Well Friday came and all I got was 40 mgs of methadone for my pain, but I got stuck in my back 3 times. How do you explain to a doctor that it is internal pain, not muscular/skeletal. I don't want to seem like I am doctor shopping, but I have to. 40 mgs of methadone next to 300mgs of methadone is a big fall and I am in withdrawal right now, I do not know what to do Thanks for your prayers and for thinking about me..
Let me explain how suboxone works: First of all all narcotics have to be out of your system. So you have to enter a detox (I'm66 been on Methadone for pain for 25 years0 then they will put me on a drug called suboxone which has not been approved for pain by the FDA and it is also addicting. Why change something that isn't broken. I don't know. doctors are afraid of being caught for some reason). I know methadone has worked for me for 25 yearsl I started tapering myself down to 320 mgs per day, and was just fine. I was going along taking less and less. Then NYS came up with this idea that a person on narcotics has t be on pain mgmt. And the pain management doctors want to stick me with needles and take me off methadone. You know, not to be corny or anything. I have lived this long and gone thru many surgeries heart, kidney, liver and I lived. I am in the autumn of my life and I will be miserable.
Dear Sue, I cannot believe that you think AMC is cutting edge, AMC killed my husband by giving him too much medication to put him into a medical coma. When I requested an Autopsy on him they said that they couldn't do that because he had Hep C. They pick up AIDS ;patients all the time and do Autopsies on them but my husband with a viral load of less than 5. They couldn't do it for, Now if you were talking about Mt. Sinai, of NYU Medical Center, or Cornell, ,or NY Hospital they are on the cutting edge and they were the ones that kept me on methadone during my transplant. So, my friend AMC is a lousy teaching hospital. Third rate doctors come out of AMC. Oh, and by the way when I wanted to sue AMC no lawyer in Albany or surrounding areas would take the case, because they are afraid they may end up there. And they don't want to hear the wrath if they entered the hospital and never came out. They pronounced a woman dead and she woke up in the morgue. So we must agree to disagree. AMC's pain mgmt. which I have been to doesn't prescribe anybody any useful pain meds. They gave me Cymbalta. Does that make sense? JoyceView Thread
I am very depressed right now, and I should tell you the whole story, My PC doctor got a letter from the Health Dept, about me, they wanted me on pain mgmt. Because mjy last doctor PC was giving me my methadone and he did some talking about people to other people he violated the Hippa law. He also threw me, my daughter, and several other people out without a 1 month script, or a referral;. So the Health Dept is investigating him. My new primary was writing for me without a problem, until he got this letter and he freaked out.!! He sent me to a friend of his in pain mgmt. who wanted me to go to rehap and detox (which neither addresses pain) , then Suboxone, When I told her I was allergic, she said I was coming up with excuses.. And she said I will not prescribe methadone for you absolutely no methadone. I was detoxing myself from 350mgs per day to 320 mgs per day and I was going to detox more. 35 pills are a bit outrageous. She lso said that the methadone was causing the pain.That is why I need to find a pain mgmt. doctor who is compassionate and cares about his/her patients. I don't need a doctor who is shooting me full of steroids. I want to be detoxed to a dose of methadone that I will feel comfortable with.. I don['t want to have fought so hard to live, for what? To die in pain, or at least live in pain until I die. j Why break something that is working. Why send me from one to another doctor to get off methadone. IT WAS WORKING, AND I BELIEVE IF IT IS WORKING DON'T FIX IT. I wasn't asking for anything I thought was outrageousl
Just wanted you to know the whole story
All good feelings to you and yours and have a Happy Easter,
In my 22 years of taking pain killers at one point I was on oxycontin, I think it was in the 1970's it was called numorphan it did work. But within the past two years my doctors tried me on Opana and it did absolutely nothing for me. It was terribly expensive and is out there in the pharmacies but I paid over $300.oo for 20 pills that I ended up being thrown away. I have a great tolerance for all drugs either I am allergic to them or they just don't work. I was on 350 mgs. of methadone now I am seeing a doctor who is shooting me full of cortisone and giving me only4 40 mgs. So I am in heavy withdrawal now. Ii cannot find a doctor who understands interal opaihn. JoyceView Thread