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February 17, 2020

Well that was painful

Filed under: Drugs, Health, My Life and Rants, People I like — Scottie @ 13:41

Hello Everyone.   This morning I had an appointment with the pain clinic.  I was scheduled for trigger point injections in to the muscles of my back.   However when I told Brenda I was falling again due to sudden sharp pains in my lower back / hips that would cause one or the other leg to suddenly collapse, and that I was having a general weakness in my right leg, it was decided I needed the spine injections instead.  I was overdue for them, but I had not mentioned it as they seriously hurt, and hurt longer than the trigger point injections that I also need.    Can not have both as it is too much steroids.    She also increased my pain medications by starting me on morphine again.   I hope this will cut the pain some.   The shots in to the lower part of my spine not only hurt the back but because of the nerves going down my legs are affected for about three hours my legs hurt more than normal.   Try walking on just your heels.  One of the ways she tests the strength of my legs is to see if I can walk on my toes or heels.    I couldn’t do it.    Hugs


  1. Hi, Scottie –
    I just wanted to let you know that my Pain Dr. recently switched me from the Fentanyl patch, with 2 mg. Dilaudid tablets for “breakthrough pin,” to Buprenorphine, a different type of opioid, and it works really quite well, better than the previous meds, and with far less risk of addiction – proven in many studies. I don’t get the “floaty” or “woozy” feelings associated with most opioids, and the side effects are minimal, so far.

    I started with the Butrans patch, which is a 7-day recurring medication, and after only a few days I relayed to my Dr. that it wasn’t quite enough to alleviate my pain significantly, so she added the Belbuca strips, which are a lot like those old Listerine breath fresheners that dissolved under your tongue, and THAT sure did the trick, and now she wants me to experiment with them, to see if they’ll replace the patches, by using 2 per day, 12 hrs apart. If that feels too strong, I can cut one of the films in half, or thirds, to see how strong a dose I need. Or conversely, I can add a third or a half, either in the daytime, or at nite.

    I wish she had done this sooner, but she says she thought I wasn’t quite ready for such a move, but it got me thinking of you. It might be worth your while to at least ask your Dr. if this type of pain reliever is suitable for you, and if it is, I hope you get the kind of relief I found.

    Be well,


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    Comment by Dennis Cole — February 17, 2020 @ 14:48

    • Hello Dennis. I am glad you have gotten relief. I am not sure what we are going to do. I use to be on both instant relief and long acting morphine along with my other pain medications. She had talked about redoing my medications but I suggested we simply add back in the morphine to start. If it doesn’t work then I will need to look into changing everything. Thanks. Hugs

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      Comment by Scottie — February 17, 2020 @ 15:05

      • Scottie – if you’re receiving Morphine, I see no reason you shouldn’t be able to at least TRY it. It’s FAR more powerful, safer, and less addicting; I urge you to talk to your Dr about it.


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        Comment by Dennis Cole — February 17, 2020 @ 15:27

        • Hello Dennis. I will see her in a month, I will talk to her about it. Thanks Hugs

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          Comment by Scottie — February 17, 2020 @ 15:38

  2. So sorry to hear about what you’re going through with your back and legs. It makes me appreciate you more because you never seem to slow down blogging.

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    Comment by Xena — February 17, 2020 @ 14:59

    • Hello Xena. Thank you. My spine has a lot of damage that causes me lots of debilitating pain. The blogging and going to others blogs keeps my mind busy and gives me something fun I can do with my time. I get to meet lots of grand people online such as yourself. Hugs

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      Comment by Scottie — February 17, 2020 @ 15:11

      • Tight hugs back to ya!

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        Comment by Xena — February 17, 2020 @ 19:21

        • Hello Xena. You do know I think your cloud is an awesome place and you are a grand cloud hostess? It is an awesome place to spend some time. I enjoy my visits there greatly. Hugs

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          Comment by Scottie — February 17, 2020 @ 19:36

  3. I don’t know what you and I did in our past life that was so goddamn bad, but I really hope we had fun doing it. Big hugs sweetie.

    Esme and Scottie dancing on the Cloud at least to some very cheesily marvelous seventies disco tunes (Donna Summer I Feel Love is on the record deck) ❤

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    Comment by Esme upon the Cloud — February 17, 2020 @ 16:02

    • Hello Esme. We must have have been good at it. I love disco music. If I could afford it I would open a two level night club, one level would be armchairs and soft music, the other would be a big dance floor and disco club music. Hug

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      Comment by Scottie — February 17, 2020 @ 16:10

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