Hi. I am new here. I am almost 50, and 7 years ago became very sick when my adrenal system shut down. I also have kidney disease.
I have had 17 surgeries in 7 years- 6 were MAJOR surgeries like a hysterectomy, kidney obstruction X4, liver hernia surgery, and gall bladder. I have had 6 kidney stones removed, and an abcsess on my brain, and 2 major sinus surgeries.
Needless to say, I have been given pain medication a lot- mostly Vicodin and Norco.
I since have developed autoimmune disease(probably rheumatoid arthritis), a herniated disc on my lower back, and degenerative disc disease in general. The scar tissue from all the invasive kidney procedures causes me so much pain, I cannot sleep, and when I do, the pain will eventually wake me up!
I will be going into detox in a week or so. I take 8 Norco a day, but have taken up to 14 on the bad days. I began to go to ER's to get the extra pills.
Here is my question for everyone out there in my shoes.....how will I be able to stand the very real kidney pain when I am through with detox? It is HORRIBLE pain, kidney pain is.......unbearable.
I am so afraid of having to live with that pain......I would appreciate any information about what I am going to be experiencing in detox, and what the doctors do following detox to deal with REAL proven pain...
Thanks in advance,