posted by CenterBHSFan
Before the surgery I told my doctor that I can't take narcotics because they make me violently ill. So after the surgery when I first came to they give me a narcotic for pain. Five minutes later I'm heaving which isn't a good thing when you're being held together by some sutures and glue lol. Then they had to give me something else to take away the nausea. Before I konked out again I told them that I didn't want anymore narcotics for pain and the nurses give me a confused look. So we struggled and went back and forth on this for a full 24 hours before I finally told my doctor that I was going to get up and walk out of the hospital before I'd take anymore. Finally they decide that I might take 800mg motrin. Jeez, couldn't this have been done before all the heaving and pain was gone through?
Wow, sorry to hear that. How long ago was this?
I had six teeth pulled when I was 18 (five - yes, five wisdom teeth and an incisor). Spent three days in the hospital. They gave me codeine and Demerol, and I got sick on both. Spent the first night in pain, wide awake while taking aspirin, which did nothing.
Besides the teeth, an achilles tendon rupture repair and a right toe joint rebuild have been my biggest procedures. No issues with pain or pain meds from those procedures, they always double-checked when I reported the previous problems and gave me more modern stuff which works.
Preparing for a hip replacement in the February. Getting (hopefully) my last cortisone shot today to get me thru the holidays. Wish me luck, I know the rehab will be the hard part.