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Re: Left Shoulder

Postby Sojourner » Wed Apr 16, 2014 2:52 am

debbluebird wrote:Feeling awful this evening. Took less pain meds today. During the day it seemed ok. Now, not so much. Restarted methadone.


Sorry things aren't going smoothly right now. Hopefully, this is all part of the one step forward, two step back routine that often is associated with surgical recovery. And, hopefully, the two steps back will become fewer and fewer. Wishing you peace this night.
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Re: Left Shoulder

Postby ViewsAskew » Wed Apr 16, 2014 5:57 am

Any better?????
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Re: Left Shoulder

Postby debbluebird » Wed Apr 16, 2014 3:19 pm

Took a couple extra meds last night and felt better. It's when you start to feel better during the day, then the night is worse. It's just going to take time.

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Re: Left Shoulder

Postby ViewsAskew » Wed Apr 16, 2014 7:55 pm

debbluebird wrote:Took a couple extra meds last night and felt better. It's when you start to feel better during the day, then the night is worse. It's just going to take time.


Indeed it does. I'm not very patient, I am sorry to say. It sounds as if you are :-).
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Re: Left Shoulder

Postby debbluebird » Thu Apr 17, 2014 5:48 pm

Was my worst night last night. Not so much bad pain, but more anxiety with everything getting to me. Today I'm fine again.

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Re: Left Shoulder

Postby Polar Bear » Thu Apr 17, 2014 5:58 pm

I hope tonight is easier.
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Re: Left Shoulder

Postby ViewsAskew » Fri Apr 18, 2014 3:26 am

Glad you were better today. When I get anxious, worried, or otherwise emotionally unhinged, I always have to remind myself that it doesn't last forever and that I CAN get through it. It's sure not easy....
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Re: Left Shoulder

Postby debbluebird » Fri Apr 18, 2014 5:06 pm

I figured out what caused the anxiety. It was the oxycodone. Since there were days that I only took it at night, it didn't take too long to figure out. First, that's not my personality. Last night I stayed with the Norco and stayed in the recliner. Had a very good night.

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Re: Left Shoulder

Postby ViewsAskew » Fri Apr 18, 2014 7:53 pm

debbluebird wrote:I figured out what caused the anxiety. It was the oxycodone. Since there were days that I only took it at night, it didn't take too long to figure out. First, that's not my personality. Last night I stayed with the Norco and stayed in the recliner. Had a very good night.


Oxy absolutely does that to me. Most opioids do, oddly. They make me slightly anxious-mad-intolerant. I clench my teeth the whole time they are active.

Glad you figured that out!
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Re: Left Shoulder

Postby debbluebird » Fri Apr 18, 2014 9:19 pm

It's interesting, since I can take the lower level drug Norco.

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Re: Left Shoulder

Postby ViewsAskew » Fri Apr 18, 2014 10:59 pm

debbluebird wrote:It's interesting, since I can take the lower level drug Norco.


I had dental work done in my twenties - 4 impacted wisdom teeth pulled. They gave me Tylenol with codeine. At work that day, I was a nasty person! I was sharp, barking at people - not very nice. I was a manager and some people liked and trusted me enough to say something to me. I was very sorry, but it was as if I was constantly on edge - a sort of anxious-mad. I hated it. Since then, it's happened with several others - at all levels. I've seen others say this, too. It must change the brain chemistry and get in the way of GABA or serotonin or both.
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Re: Left Shoulder

Postby debbluebird » Sat Apr 19, 2014 3:49 am

For me , I was just very restless and anxious. I just couldn't get comfortable. Everything irritated me, heat, clothing, position,. No matter what I did I was just so uncomfortable. I'm a little restless tonight, but it is very difficult to be so wrapped up for days in this sling. But tonight it feels more like WED.
I go back to the doctor Monday and start physical therapy. They have a PT here at our clinic in our little town. I'm sure they drive an hour to get here.
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Re: Left Shoulder

Postby ViewsAskew » Sat Apr 19, 2014 8:37 am

Irritable - that is the perfect word for it.

Great news that you are going to start PT! I mean, PT is awful when you're doing it, lol, but if you're doing it, that means things are gettin' better, right?
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Re: Left Shoulder

Postby debbluebird » Sat Apr 19, 2014 3:53 pm

Last night my WED/PLM was back. Had my typical evening and night. But I did sleep about 8 hrs.
Just got a knock on the door. The wild life people at the door. It seems that a female moose known as a cow and her young one is here in town a block from us. They came to warn us about our dog. But our dog is always in our yard or with us out in the country. That is so cool. I love the wild life around here.

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Re: Left Shoulder

Postby Sojourner » Sat Apr 19, 2014 5:17 pm

debbluebird wrote:Last night my WED/PLM was back. Had my typical evening and night. But I did sleep about 8 hrs.
Just got a knock on the door. The wild life people at the door. It seems that a female moose known as a cow and her young one is here in town a block from us. They came to warn us about our dog. But our dog is always in our yard or with us out in the country. That is so cool. I love the wild life around here.


Our house is right on the edge of a Wildlife Area. We've had a black bear(s) visiting our yard for the last year or so. Watched him/her from the sun room one night--probably less than 20 feet below us. Magnificent animal.
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