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PostPosted: Sun Apr 24, 2011 2:16 pm 
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Hi,

I hope everyone is doing good. A year and a half ago I had an amputation of the left leg. I was not on Subs yet. I started Subs inJune, 2010. The best decision of my life. I just had an emergency amputation of my right leg 10 days ago & although it was a bit confusing in the beginning, they finally found medication to cover my pain. I stopped the Suboxone 9 days before surgery. I was put on Percocet 7.5 mgs as soon as I stopped the Subs. I was admitted into the hospital and was put on an IV drip with Dilaudid because I was in a lot of pain.

After surgery, they continued the Dilaudid. I started to feel a lot of pain and they changed my medication to 50 mgs of Oxycontin every 12 hours and Percocet every 4 hours. It relieved my pain and I am still on that dosage. I am also getting Neurontin for nerve pain and the anti-depressant my sub doctor gives me. I am comfortable & doing physical therapy hoping to go home soon.

I am writing from my laptop in the hospital. I was terrified of having surgery because of pain control but, it turned out well.

I hope you are all doing fine. I realize now I should have put his post under Suboxone & Surgery. Sorry.

Happy Easter to all & God bless you.

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I am so glad to hear you're doing OK Queenie. Thanks for updating us.

Happy Easter to you too!!

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thanks for the update, glad that your pulling through! happy easter!


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Hi Queenie, so glad to hear from you. It sounds like they are taking good care of you. Just to be clear on the pain management, did you say in another post that when you had the post-op pain they also gave you morphine? Just wondering because there are others here facing surgery and wondering what will work post-op.
I'm glad you're doing well and you seem to have a very positive outlook. I know PT isn't fun sometimes but its important in the long run. Thanks for sharing your story here.
Feel better, Lilly


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Thanks Lillyval.

They gave me post-op Morphine injections and Percocet. That helped me with pain. The Dilaudid just made sleepy but I had pain. Everyone is different but that worked for me. Now in Rehab I am on Oxycontin & Percocet.

Thank you for the well wishes. Be well & know that I am always thinking about all of you.

Love Queenie


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Phew! I'm so happy for you that the surgery is over with. It's a lot to go through. I really cannot imagine. Please keep letting us know how you are feeling.

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