Still figuring out medication…

I know I said I would post more about my emotions and how I’m feeling after my last scan, but I’m still not feeling great and that’s going to be a longer post. So here’s a quick update on how I’m feeling.

I’m still trying to figure out that constipation medicine. I need the full strength of it but my body can’t handle it all at once. So today I took half a pill this morning and I’m going to take half a pill right before I go to bed. Hopefully I will be able to sleep. If not, I will get through a lot of episodes of Heartland.

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Scan Results

We just finished our doctor appointment and talking about my scan results and the decision we need to make. The current scan shows that everything is stable – nothing’s really better and nothing’s really worse. There was no indicator as to why my pain has gotten worse over the past few weeks, which was what led us to trying a different pain medication (the fentanyl patch) and the difficulty of finding the right dose, which is what caused my severe pain over the weekend.

We need to make the decision of whether to:

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What would a good scan look like?

My pain is still relatively under control and the last time I took my oxy, I only took three and I’m doing okay. I am now on my second patch and I’m still praying for wisdom for the doctor as I talk to him about it tomorrow. Thank you God for a little bit of relief from pain.

While I’m sad that it is the end of the weekend because that means my husband has to go back to work and the girls have to go back to school tomorrow, I am thankful that it means I am closer to getting answers.

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More Pain

My stomach is slowly settling down and feeling better today, which I’m thankful for. However, the pain all over my body has been horrible. I hardly slept at all last night. Right now I’m regretting switching over to the fentanyl patch as this pain is much worse than I was having before.

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Pain update

Quick post tonight because this has been one of the hardest days I have had in a long time. I’ve had major stomach cramping and diarrhea from a new pill I started this morning for constipation. I’m definitely not constipated anymore! I’m very weak and can’t get out of bed right now. It’s been a really hard day.

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Starting new pain patch tonight

The pharmacy got their shipment of my pain medicine in today, so I just put on my new pain medicine patch. It stays on for 3 days, and I take my current pain medicine for part of the next 24 hours while my body gets used to the new one and absorbs it.

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Pain update

I was able to talk to my doctor while at the infusion center today. Here’s what’s new:

We are changing up the quantity of certain things I am taking for constipation. Hopefully that will help. If not, he has ordered a medicine I can take that specifically helps constipation from narcotics.

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Thanks for praying for my pain

Thank you for praying last night when I was in so much pain. I woke up a few times during the night but was able to go back to sleep right away.

The full body pain didn’t start up again today till after lunch. So that was a nice relief in the morning. I decided to take two oxycodone to see if that would help more with the pain, but unfortunately it didn’t make a difference. Why????

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