Monday, July 12, 2010

Post Surgery Update

Friday evening I had a repeat of the previous evenings. My pain was not controlled, I wasn't sleeping, and I felt horrible. I "hit the wall" so to speak. I called the junior resident on call at the hospital (what is the difference between the chief resident, junior resident, fellow, etc?) and he was very nice. He said that while pain is minimal for this type of surgery, people heal at different rates. He would gladly call something else in for me, but since the Ibuprofen seemed to be working, take 400 mg every four hours. That is what I have been doing. I cried and cried. I was exhausted and pain is really wearing on you. It's not like I got to rest much either.

Saturday night I was fed up. I took my Ibuprofen at 10:00 PM. I decided after further thought and research to take Klonopin (i hadn't taken Norco for almost 24 hours). I took half a dose. I slept from 11:30 to 9:45 am! P let me sleep in. That was great! My pain was better on Sunday. It was about a 25% improvement. I'll take it!

I tried the same thing last night. I woke up at 4:30 am in pain. I'm going to go into work early. Wish me luck on working today. The business might distract me from pain, but it's a lot for ne talk and be there all day when I don't feel well.

3 comments:

strongblonde said...

how did work go? so sorry that you have to deal with all of this pain. is this the last surgery?

a junior resident (aka house officer 1) is a doc that is in his/her first year out of medical school. the senior resident is either a 2nd or 3rd year out. a fellow is someone who is done with their residency (usually 3 or 4 years) and is specializing with more training in one particular field. this is usually 1-3 years more, depending on specialty. an attending is someone who has completed all of the above :)

MrsSpock said...

Hope it is improving by now...

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