After 8 months of PT and several injections, I went to see a surgeon and was told I have bone on bone. And with that I need a hip replacement for my left hip. While waiting, I have found chiropractic visits and suggested exercises very helpful in lessening the pain. Sleep is difficult but managed with trazadone. At this stage I wonder if I should change over to OxyContin until I get surgery as I take pain meds every 4 hours during the day. If anyone has experience with having home health care after surgery vs inpatient rehab, please comment as well.
Ladypink, I hope your surgery goes smoothly. I'll say a prayer that you have a speedy and complete recovery. As for your meds, if what you're taking is easing the pain you have, stick with it until you have the surgery. After the surgery is done, you will expect more pain and of course surgical pain which can be a nightmare... At that time, you may want or need to ask for something stronger. I've been a pain management patient for over 20 years and I've always tried to stay on lesser meds. As my pain worsened with my condition(s), then my choices were limited. It was not until I was in my 12th year of pain management that I was on OxyContin. I do not take it, even at this time. The insurance companies won't pay for it and I find that the morphine is helping me more. I hope this was helpful. I don't have any experience with in home care, I'm sorry. There are many folks here who may have different advice for you and info on after care. Best of luck to you and you'll be in my thoughts.
LadyPink77, my thoughts and prayers are with you. I pray you'll have a speedy recovery and much less to no pain when its all over. Have you ever taken Oxycontin? Be careful if you haven't. They gave it to my dad following his first knee replacement. Lol...in his sleep he was "blessing the dead" Catholic style (hand movements)...we're Baptists! It caused us all to laugh and he woke up. I asked him what he was doing, and that (above) was his response. The med caused real strange behavior changes, and they had to take him off. Praying for you to heal quickly! 🙏🌼
Thank you all for your prayers and experiences. I actually have taken OxyContin when I was going through chemo for ovarian cancer. I had ginormous joint pain. Thanks for the heads up that after surgery, it will be very hard and more painful. I forget the things I went through with my 2 knee surgeries. I totally watch my intake of pain meds as I don't take them over emotional upsets of any sort. I am really tired of taking dillaudid/ percusset every 4 hours. I forget and then my pain goes up... Thanks again to all who responded. May God bless you!