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I am sooo glad you got things improved.
It is obsurd to leave patients in pain during dressing changes.
Understand why I want you to work for me?
-Dave, clapping feverantly!
You go girl! That being a true patient advocate! I love it. I wish I had a nurse like you. Maybe you would be able to solve my pain problems. My doc doesn't believe I have post embolotic syndrome, (The one that I dread most of all. It feels like a full blown heart attack. Pain starts is the jaw, radiates through the throat, up both jaws, and into the chest and upper back like a hot knife has been thrust thoough me.) because nothing shows up on test results. I wonder if he thinks the same thing when a limb is removed, and the patient still feels it with all its accompanying pain.
My problem is I'm allergic to most narcotics. The only one that does the job is Dilaudid 2mg. Anything higher than that, I get pruritis. So in order to cope with it, I currently add NSAIDS to the Dilaudid, and Pamelor, but am only able to take 75 mg of it. Definitely not enough for pain control for me, but my blood test results reveal results within a therapeutic level, but any dosage higher would have negative results.
My newest reply to those who don't believe me is a question, "Want to trade bodies? I'll gladly give you mine." There's never ever a response.