Codine - heaven & hell - Frozen shoulder - choices of treatment - Patient

Tonsillectomy Day 8 : day 8..I thought someone had tried to bite off the back of my tongue and tried to scrape the white spots off with a nail filer…Also my feet were swelling, and I began to have a migraine and vomit, I was afraid i was going to rip my stitches..they had become so big me and my bf had named them shrek feet
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My last happy moments were when the anaesthesiologist shot a cocktail of drugs into my IV just before they rolled me into the OR. Everything went blurry and in what seemed to be the very next instant (it was actually a 50 minute surgery) I was being awakened by a nurse who asked me what my pain level was on a scale of one to ten. It was about eleven, but I lied and said “four” since I didn’t want anyone to think I was a wuss.

I am in severe chronic pain from a low back injury I incurred in 1998.  After several attempts at major surgery and a multitude of surgical procedures of all sorts and opinions from many different experts, currently the only way to offer me some semblance of my old self and at least some quality of life is the aid of opioids.  I exercise regularly, have been involved in many types of physical and occupational therapy, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), yet am still in need of pain management utilizing interventional methods, pain medication and muscle relaxers.  I have NEVER abused nor misused my medications that I have been prescribed over a 15 year period – where I have even gone off of said medications on four different occasions thinking I could live without the aid of them.  I have boxes of reports from various types of alternative treatments tried, where some have helped and are being used today, yet still need the help of opioid pain medication daily.  I had been asked by my treating physicians over a several year period to stop working as the stress alone was making me worse.  I succumbed to their requests and sold our business only to still at least need the assistance of opioid pain medications and now declared disabled since I was 49 years of age five years ago.