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PostPosted: Thu May 30, 2013 8:45 pm 
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So, my fellow suboxone-ites, I have good news to report about my surgery.
I took my last 0.5 mg sub 5/26. Surgery was 5/29 am. Amazingly, my only real (but REALLY annoying) WD symtpom the last 2 days was restless legs from hell.
Arrived at hospital anxious as could be. The anesthesiologist was very well versed in care of those o suboxone, and he had the notes from the conversation the chief of anesthesiology had had with me 6 weeks ago! He gave me a test dose of sufentanyl and versed to see how my tolerance was and we were both happy to see that I responded well to that.
Then it was off to the OR where he put in spinal Duramorph, long acting morphine. Right after my legs got warm and heavy they laid me down and gave me the nitey nite injection. Anesthesia was general by endotracheal tube.
I woke gradually in recovery in NO PAIN. All day yesterday the highest my pain got was a 3. I was given percocet and motrin and that kept me very comfortable.
I was discharged home this morning the 30th. The spinal morphine has worn off so I'm sore, but no more than a 5. The percocet 10 and motrin are covering that pain very well. I'm alternating walks and naps.
I hope this gives hope to my other travellers on the suboxone path. The pain relief I'm feeling now is well worth the weaning down to 1 mg and then stopping 3 days before surgery.
A big shout out to those who wrote to me and helped me with my fears on this road. Thank you!
I'll check in again tomorrow - off to walk some mmore.


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Thats great Xonedone, I was wondering how your surgery went. I'm so glad to hear you are comfortable. Thank goodness for a well informed doctor!


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That's great to hear Xonedone!!

I hope your success story eases the fears of others who are facing surgery while on Suboxone.

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