Aug 07, 2013 - 5:10 pm
I recently had a thoracotomy on my left side on July 31,2013. They removed a plum sized mass from the lower left lung. I also have severe nerve damage pain from when I had a bilateral mastectomy w/node removal for breast cancer.
I am in excruciating amounts of pain.I know this is a very painful surgery but holy smokes.
I am better than I was Sunday morning, but I seem to have reached a plateau in pain recovery.
I am taking 1-2 hydrocodone/acetaminophen 5-325 every 4 hours (except at night I only take one twice while sleeping).
Is this what others of you took for pain? The nurse I spoke with told me that is all they give for pain meds and basically treated me like a drug addict looking for more meds. I get so disgusted from attitudes like that.
I was just wondering what others were prescribed for home use after the surgery?
Thanks in advance for any help.