Hello again! My last topic was regarding my loss of strength and stamina. It has been 11 weeks now since my upper right lobectomy and pain is still a major battle in my life. It seems to be getting better, then I am hit with excruciating, agonizing pain -- like last night.
To refresh the memory of those reading these posts -- I'm 60 years old, cancer removed, no chemo or other treatment, general good health otherwise.
When I came home from the hospital I had to take Lortab which I took about all day and at night. Now I'm on Neuronton/gabapentin, and take Lortab as needed, usually only at bedtime.
Last evening I started being in pain around 6 pm. Tried to avoid Lortab so I took ibuprofen, which did NOTHING. My 9pm I was lying in my bed crying the pain was so bad.
I hadn't done anything weird; I don't do anything outlandish. I dread getting up in the morning because I know before the day is over I will have to deal with, at least, some level of pain.
The pulmonologist told me I'd be dealing with pain for at least six months, something I wasn't told beforehand. BTW, I'm already taking Neurontin and I've already been to the pain clinic
What did others of you have to deal with regarding pain? Thanks for your input. --Donna