I had a medically necessary breast reduction. I was carrying alot of weight in the front, and my doctor thought that some of my back pain might improve if I had the "girls" reduced in size. I had it done on 1/19/11, not quite two weeks ago. After one small goof up on the part of the anesthesiologist, everything went fine. I had a great surgeon, and great nurses. I was discharged home the next day. I had the drains removed last Tuesday. I had all these questions ready to ask the doctor, then I realized it has not even been two weeks yet since she did the surgery. I may be rushing things a bit, lol. But I feel great except it hurts of course. They have been generous with the meds so far so my pain is well managed.
Life is good for my family, I hope it is also good for you.
I don't really care if they do this or not. I recently had surgery and I am on pain management with opioids for chronic pain. I asked my pcp who writes my RX every month to please speak to the surgeon and they could decide who managed what.
The surgeon asked me to see my PM specialist (I have seen him once before, for a consultation) prior to surgery and get his opinion about my meds after surgery.
I had the surgery, my surgeon was more generous than the PM specialist might have been, but I have followed his suggestions since I got home with her permission. The surgeon will control my pain for two weeks after surgery, then my pcp will continue to manage it. I see the surgeon tomorrow for my first weekly visit post op.
I feel if I am up front about everything before surgery, or dental work, or whatever, and the process is out in the open, everything will be fine.
Some of the problems you are having may be due to the insurance company you use. Some states also keep a master list of all the controlled substances one takes so that it can be reviewed. This is not an insurance thing in this case, it is a legal tool.
I am sorry, I stuck it out as long as I could hoping that the email digests would make navigating this board quicker and easier. The new email digest format is totally different than the old one and it takes just as long to read and post as dealing with the board directly.
I find I must manage my time better, I will no longer be posting here or reading posts here with any regularity.
You can always find me on the regular Pain Management Board. I think that will be the only board I will read and post on regularly.
I would keep looking until you find a great rheumatologist or internist to manage your whole self.
I have an internist and she and I manage my illnesses. I have seen specialists on occasion and they send her a report, which she discusses with me, then we decide what to do next, and let the specialist know. She is the only one to prescribe meds for me.
I think you might have posted this on another pain board and I may have answered it already. It sounds familiar.
My husband signed such a contract, they are pretty common. He has since had a couple of surgeries and had dental surgery also, and was offered pain med RXs by all the surgeons involved. Each time we refused to even accept the RXs, and contacted his prescribing doctor with whom he had the contract as needed. We had spoken to him prior to each procedure and had a plan in place for taking extra BT meds as necessary.
His contract does not include meds given by the other doctor during a procedure, just RXs for meds that he was given afterwards for use at home.
It is no big deal. Just talk to her doctor before the procedure is done.
Everyone worries about cancer if they have anything wrong with them that has not been diagnosed yet.
I don't know what is causing your wife's pain, but there are many different things that could cause it besides cancer. Scratches in the lining of the esophagus is one of the main causes of pain when swallowing, sometimes they start to heal, then break open again and cause pain.
Don't worry before you even get a diagnosis. Try and hold on until the test is complete and the doctor has a chance to take a look, he can see directly and take biopsies if need be.
Take care, Annette
PS, Your wife is lucky to have you looking out for her.View Thread
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