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Hey! L's Dad! Good luck tomorrow!
Topic Started: Jan 8 2018, 08:49 AM (1,056 Views)
Luke's Dad
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Digital nerve block? They said so, but I don't want to think what that would have felt like without. My arm feels like I have been lifting weights all day.
The problem with having an open mind is that people keep trying to put things in it.
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Glad you're back, man.
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The Confederate soldier was peculiar in that he was ever ready to fight, but never ready to submit to the routine duty and discipline of the camp or the march. The soldiers were determined to be soldiers after their own notions, and do their duty, for the love of it, as they thought best. Carlton McCarthy
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Glad it went well, man. :thumb: Also sounds like it went better than expected. Awesome.
I cite irreconcilable differences.
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HOLY CARP!!!
I wish you speedy recovery.
Just curious, how did the finger get injured in the first place?
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Glad to see you back!
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YAY! So glad you had the lesser of the two surgical options, even if it hurts more now.

Use that as your opening line for getting those very cold beverages to sooth your poor swollen hand. This is the time when sympathy at home will be greatest, so get your puppy eyes ready to make the case for a ... case. :)
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As has been said, don't be a tuff guy, take your meds on schedule. Less aggressive is good, so hopefully the healing process will be smooth and as quick as possible.
The main obstacle to a stable and just world order is the United States.- George Soros
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Jolly
Jan 9 2018, 02:58 PM
As has been said, don't be a tuff guy, take your meds on schedule. Less aggressive is good, so hopefully the healing process will be smooth and as quick as possible.
It's not about being tough, but being a pansy ass when ot comes to worrying about forming a habit. I'll take the painkillers as needed today and tomorrow morning, but after that I will try to get by on Ibuprofen and Acetaminophen.

They put me on Hydrocodone/Acetaminophen 5/325.
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People who take opioids for acute postoperative pain almost never develop a dependence. It's the people who take them for an ongoing problem (back pain, most commonly).
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Jan 9 2018, 03:26 PM

They put me on Hydrocodone/Acetaminophen 5/325.
That's actually pretty mild.

Your plan of taking it for 2 days is a good one, but if the OTC stuff doesn't help don't hesitate to go back on the narcotics.

Oh, and you might want to take a stool softener as well (depending on how regular you are).
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Jan 9 2018, 03:35 PM
People who take opioids for acute postoperative pain almost never develop a dependence. It's the people who take them for an ongoing problem (back pain, most commonly).
Listen to George, he knows a doctor. :lol2:
The main obstacle to a stable and just world order is the United States.- George Soros
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Jan 9 2018, 03:26 PM
Jolly
Jan 9 2018, 02:58 PM
As has been said, don't be a tuff guy, take your meds on schedule. Less aggressive is good, so hopefully the healing process will be smooth and as quick as possible.
It's not about being tough, but being a pansy ass when ot comes to worrying about forming a habit. I'll take the painkillers as needed today and tomorrow morning, but after that I will try to get by on Ibuprofen and Acetaminophen.

They put me on Hydrocodone/Acetaminophen 5/325.
You won’t get addicted in 2 or 3 days. If you wait until it’s bad it will be less effective. Enjoy the ride and take in a few good movies. Apocalypse now would be a good choice. :silly:
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Jan 9 2018, 03:58 PM
George K
Jan 9 2018, 03:35 PM
People who take opioids for acute postoperative pain almost never develop a dependence. It's the people who take them for an ongoing problem (back pain, most commonly).
Listen to George, he knows a doctor. :lol2:
I hear he plays one on TV.
The problem with having an open mind is that people keep trying to put things in it.
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Jan 9 2018, 04:15 PM
Jolly
Jan 9 2018, 03:58 PM
George K
Jan 9 2018, 03:35 PM
People who take opioids for acute postoperative pain almost never develop a dependence. It's the people who take them for an ongoing problem (back pain, most commonly).
Listen to George, he knows a doctor. :lol2:
I hear he plays one on TV.
Maybe even slept in a Holiday Inn Express.
The main obstacle to a stable and just world order is the United States.- George Soros
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Jolly
Jan 9 2018, 04:21 PM
Maybe even slept in a Holiday Inn Express Ritz Carlton.
FIFY
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"Now look here, you Baltic gas passer... "
- Mik, 6/14/08


Nothing is as effective as homeopathy.

"There are 57 different genders, but politics is binary."
- David Burge, 7/29/18
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Jan 9 2018, 04:28 PM
Jolly
Jan 9 2018, 04:21 PM
Maybe even slept in a Holiday Inn Express Ritz Carlton.
FIFY
Nah.

Then you'd be a surgeon. :silly:
The main obstacle to a stable and just world order is the United States.- George Soros
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Jolly
Jan 9 2018, 05:11 PM
Nah.

Then you'd be a neurosurgeon. :silly:
FIFYA

(Fixed it for you again)

Actually, on my first trip to NOLA, my bride and I stayed at the Ritz. It was pretty nice, but the $80 breakfast wasn't worth it.

Windsor Court is our go to place now. Just as nice, bigger rooms, better location.

Love that hotel.
A guide to GKSR: Click

"Now look here, you Baltic gas passer... "
- Mik, 6/14/08


Nothing is as effective as homeopathy.

"There are 57 different genders, but politics is binary."
- David Burge, 7/29/18
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If the hydrocodone isn't cutting it, can I still take 800 mg ibuprofen 3 times a day?
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Luke's Dad
Jan 9 2018, 08:07 PM
If the hydrocodone isn't cutting it, can I still take 800 mg ibuprofen 3 times a day?
Go with what the doc says. Some don't like NSAIDs after surgery, though that thinking has changed in the last 10 years or so. They're afraid of bleeding. However, in a finger, I'd doubt that's much of an issue. The combination of opioids and NSAIDs is a good one.

I'm sure they have someone on call that can answer your question.

Sounds like the block's worn off... :hug:

Hurts like a somunabiatch, doesn't it?
A guide to GKSR: Click

"Now look here, you Baltic gas passer... "
- Mik, 6/14/08


Nothing is as effective as homeopathy.

"There are 57 different genders, but politics is binary."
- David Burge, 7/29/18
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I am the resident expert on opioids. Vicodin was made by god. For me, it targets the pain so effectively without side effects. Oxycodone I didn't like, Dilaudid was great especially IV when I was in intensive care, and for weeks afterwords in pill form. The trouble with the strong stuff is that I felt my IQ dropped, I couldn't "think on my feet" and I hated feeling like that.

I really think everyone reacts differently. When I run out of Vicodin, it's no big deal. Yes, I feel a bit achy, but tylenol or Ibuprofin or Gabapentin help for a couple of days and then I'm "normal." I have good days and bad days, maybe surgery again this spring, oh well, separate story.

I knew a deputy sheriff that was on Vicodin. When he ran out, he freaked out and held up a pharmacy. Went to jail. I don't know how it could have affected him like that.

My suggestion: stay ahead of the pain as your doctor prescribes, don't play catch-up where you are in so much agony that you start downing the pain meds in desperation. My wife (trauma nurse) insisted I do that: follow the advice of the experts, be proactive and sensible. And if it's not working, call your doc, be honest, and see if there is an alternative either stronger, or just different.

In my opinion, being on narcotics for a week or two, you are NOT going to become an addict either psychologically or physiologically. If you are concerned, taper the dosage as you begin to feel better.

Just my 2-cents advice and perspective, hope you don't mind.
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Hmmm, can't sleep and feeling a bit mellow from the pain pill. Think I'll stay up late and listen to a little Stephen King on Audible. Insomnia seems appropriate.
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I understand treading carefully, I was on oxycodone for well over a month with my surgery and had the same concern. It all ended well, though. Never finished the last of the pills.
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I feel a little silly being concerned about this, especially when compared to what you've been through, Jon. I still couldn't imagine going through all of that. I have to commend you for your grace that you carried yourself through tbat surgery with.
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Both Jon and Rainman have been through some major league stuff. I'd certainly make use of their wisdom.
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