(09-14-2016, 04:46 PM)NODOOM Wrote:(09-14-2016, 11:03 AM)MadameConcorde Wrote:(09-14-2016, 09:45 AM)NODOOM Wrote: Good morning everyone.
That was a much better sleep last night. I did not wake up with the usual wheezing and rattling. In Fact I didn't wake up until the nurses came on their morning rounds to check my ops. I am not going to comment on how I feel at the moment as I have seen that change very soon after. So I shall wait a couple of hours and see how I feel then.
I do have one new problem that has developed in the last few day's.
I have this pain stretching from my left buttock down the whole of the back side of the leg and into the foot. This pain is so bad that if you just touch it very gently even it feels like a thousand needles pushing into the leg.
I have talked to the doctors about it but they seem to be at a loss as to what is causing it so far and just tell me to ask for morphine when I need it. The morphine is the very thing I am trying to avoid so much of at the moment. It is the cure not the solution.
Wishing everyone a great day.
Thank you for your update.
It seems that your doctors are really not being of much use. All I see is that whenever a new problem arises they want to give you pain killers or they just sympathize instead of investigating where the problem comes from which is what their job is really about.
Can't they take you in for a MRI instead of talking about morphine? Morphine is just to ease the pain. Have they tried paracetamol IV to relieve the pain rather than morphine?
They've got to have sophisticated equipment that will tell them where and what. I have been put through all that special equipment after an accident. They give you an injection with a "nuclear" product that will brighten some of the areas that are affected in different shades and colours during the MRI and then the product goes away in the urine some hours later by drinking a lot of water. I have been put through this two times in my life. They knew exactly what was wrong both times.
I am surprised they don't do this.
The problem with your leg should be investigated asap. Maybe it has something to do with blood circulation and heart condition related. I am not sure. I will see if I can find something online with the description you give just to have it figured out.
They are lucky they don't have me as a patient. I would storm and revolutionize the place or I would manage to have me moved to a different hospital with an efficient team.
Easier said than done? Well they don't seem to be doing much and this is what worries me the most.
I can't have a good day knowing what you are going through.
I wish I could be there to help with some practical action at least have a good talk with the chief doctor in your ward see what they are about.
This is 2016 not the 1950's. They have no excuse.
They need to do something!
Well I am currently waiting on the doctors visit. Then I am going to demand that they investigate the problem not just give me morphine.
I think in reality they have given up much hope on any change in the prognosis so have resigned themselves to just dealing with the pain levels. Well I certainly have not given up.
Will let you know more after they visit me.
Many thanks for your update.
Waiting to hear back after you see the doctors.
You are 100% right. Never give up.