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03-19-2019, 01:34 PM - 3 Likes   #64441
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QuoteOriginally posted by Racer X 69 Quote
the anesthesia still has me dopey.
Good to hear you're back to normal so soon.
Follow the doctor's orders and don't do anything Stoopit!

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The anesthesia still has me dopey.
Good to hear you're back to normal so soon.
Thanks Bob!

Yeah, feels good to be back in the saddle, so to speak.

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My foot is beginning to hurt.

A considerable amount.

Must be time for another dose.



One of these:



When I first looked at the label on the bottle when I had these last November, all my pea head saw was "hydrazine".

"Hydrazine?", came the question from one of the voices in my head. "Hydrazine is rocket fuel, isn't it?"

So I took a second look.

And the other voice in my head replied, "Take another look, man, it is Hydroxizine. The doctor said that it helps activate the narcotic. Relax, and take one."


And one of these (I shot both sides to ensure there was no doubt what it is.):



Oxycontin, 5mg, instant release. Same drug as the stuff that I took (30mg extended release) for 20 years for chronic neck and back pain, but that is time release, designed to slowly let the narcotic out over a 12 hour period.

This is instant release. It begins working within 15 to 20 minutes, and holds up pretty well. The directions say "Take one every 4 hours, or as needed for pain." I find that for the first couple of days, 4 hours is too long. As the surgical site heals the effective period increases. When it gets to 5 or 6 hours, I cut the pills in half (they are scored for it, and unlike the extended release give a 2.5mg dose when halved), and go back to a more frequent dose. That helps in two ways, it insures I will have them for as long as I have pain, and it helps me wean off of the narcotic slowly to avoid withdrawals.



And a couple ice packs around my knee.

The ice packs around the knee keep the nerve bundles from sending the pain signals to the brain. With the cast it isn't possible to ice the foot.

OK, off to the medicine cabinet.

BFN!
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All the best Racer. (I first saw the 'going in for work' post just now and it's all over already. - If you lived in my time zone, I might have said all the best before the op.).

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good luck this go round racer
Thanks Eddie!

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nice recovery meal.
It was awesome.

Bacon heals you know.
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Well the very best wishes on a complete recovery
Thank you so much Charlie!
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Oxycontin
First and only time trying it was after my prostate surgery 11 years ago, they did not agree with my digestive system, only took one or two.
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Good Morning All

Well.....
Racer has been in and out,that was quick ,hope the healing is too.
Bert wheres Bert is he still stuck in that snowbank ?
Charlie better go and rescue Bert,Bobs got the bbq on waiting for your return

Dave

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QuoteOriginally posted by Racer X 69 Quote
My foot is beginning to hurt.

A considerable amount.

Must be time for another dose.



One of these:



When I first looked at the label on the bottle when I had these last November, all my pea head saw was "hydrazine".

"Hydrazine?", came the question from one of the voices in my head. "Hydrazine is rocket fuel, isn't it?"

So I took a second look.

And the other voice in my head replied, "Take another look, man, it is Hydroxizine. The doctor said that it helps activate the narcotic. Relax, and take one."


And one of these (I shot both sides to ensure there was no doubt what it is.):



Oxycontin, 5mg, instant release. Same drug as the stuff that I took (30mg extended release) for 20 years for chronic neck and back pain, but that is time release, designed to slowly let the narcotic out over a 12 hour period.

This is instant release. It begins working within 15 to 20 minutes, and holds up pretty well. The directions say "Take one every 4 hours, or as needed for pain." I find that for the first couple of days, 4 hours is too long. As the surgical site heals the effective period increases. When it gets to 5 or 6 hours, I cut the pills in half (they are scored for it, and unlike the extended release give a 2.5mg dose when halved), and go back to a more frequent dose. That helps in two ways, it insures I will have them for as long as I have pain, and it helps me wean off of the narcotic slowly to avoid withdrawals.



And a couple ice packs around my knee.

The ice packs around the knee keep the nerve bundles from sending the pain signals to the brain. With the cast it isn't possible to ice the foot.

OK, off to the medicine cabinet.

BFN!
my dad has been on percosets (another hydromorphen product) for over 40 years.. for crippling sciatica .....
. he is 92 and still golfing so long term use has a benefit ...otoh his kidneys will fail sooner or later and he already decided against dialysis when it happens. ..... 92 living life fully .... cant knock that

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Hmmm......seeing/being dopey and has the munchies....just what kind of anesthetic did they give you this time around?
Every time I have general anesthesia I am ravenous afterwards. Probably because there is no food or drink allowed after midnight, and the times I have had a colonoscopy even more so, as the entire system is empty.

I always treat myself to something decadent afterwards.

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Hope you feel better quickly!
Thank you very much!
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First and only time trying it was after my prostate surgery 11 years ago, they did not agree with my digestive system, only took one or two.
you will never make it as a Junkie Rob

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Take care,
Thanks Norm!

Thanks Norm!
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All the best Racer. (I first saw the 'going in for work' post just now and it's all over already. - If you lived in my time zone, I might have said all the best before the op.).
Many thanks Rod!
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No que tonight.
Breaded, pan fried pork chops, boiled red potatoes, and yellow summer squash, with onions, sauteed in butter and OO.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Racer X 69 Quote
Oh, yeah.

Just got home from hospital.

Things must have gone well, as the doctor had already headed back to his office for his routine day of seeing other victims, er, I mean patients.

My foot is wrapped in the splint/bandages and the anesthesia still has me dopey.

And I am very hungry.

Fixed a nice cuppa joe, just how I like it.

Mrs. Racer 2.0 is making me a BLT.
Very glad to hear it went well, sir

How do you react to anaesthetic? I've always found it quite pleasant to go under, but disorienting and a little panicky on initial recovery... and some mild nausea afterwards, which is usually preferable to any pain that subsequently kicks in

Anyway, hope you're doing OK...
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