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Attechherbal wrote:I'm not in the best of mind frames. I'm the vet and my 6th year of waiting to get another graft on my brown recluse spider bitten leg is on the 27th of May.
But I'm no longer ready. My pain levels are constantly between 6 & 10, some days I actually hit withdrawal before one or more tablets with active ingredients IN them kick in. I also just lost my 89 year old mother to unbearable pain. It was horrifying.
The hospital and hospice tried to use the department of children seniors and Family to make me back down from trying to give my mom some peace from the level 10 pain that she died from, pretty much screaming silently at the end.
When I called the department to lodge complaints against hospice, hospital and specific ambulance? It's been a MONTH and neither officer has gotten back to me at all. Like paid thugs at a union rally, they can show up when corporate is the complaint any but not when it's the senior's family?
Had a seriously Stupid nurse say to me at one point, as my mother literally had ground down her lower teeth in less than a month...
."We just weaned your mother off all of those terrible pain meds, why would you want to put her back on?" BECAUSE SHE'S IN PAIN??!!!??
You wouldn't believe how obdurate medical professionals who should have been able to see the glaring example in front of them just blow off everything and every way she had to tell them. At one point they hurt her throat so badly that she could no longer speak but she still tried, as she had always trusted male doctors.
I was her advocate but they just did crap to her around the times when I couldn't be there. They did a very painful blood gas test where they have to dig around in your wrist to find the artery to put a needle in to draw blood gasses out. In ONE DAY they did it FIVE TIMES on doctors orders with nothing more than a flipping tramadol in her system.
The nursing home she was being discharged from in March, "somehow gave her a 10mg cumiden" 2 days before she was due to come home and she ingested her own blood into her lungs when it got too thin.
The nursing home sent her to the hospital so their record for keeping seniors healthy wouldn't be lowered!
On the way to the hospital, a trip mind you of TWO MILES
the ambulance crew gave mom a detox pill that put her into immediate withdrawal and respiratory distress.
For five years a combination of stenosis of the spine and sciatica; had her on 300mg of morphine 10 every 8 hours, and 20mg of oxy every 6 hours. up until March 7th 2014; she got that in the nursing home. From then on she said to me that she was marked for death. i should have believed her. for less than a month later, she WAS dead.
That nursing home never sent her last discharge papers home so we still have no idea what caused her to slide into a coma 3 hours after she was literally dumped onto her new bed by another ambulance corps who left with her meds because they were not where the nursing home said they were, AND she was sent home AGAIN with no pain killers.
Don't let yourself be put in an ambulance if they think you owe them money. They were the killing machines as far as I'm concerned for my mom.
Once she was in respiratory distress the doctors upstairs in the main horrible florida hospital said it was against their policy to continue her on pain killers even if she was in pain, that she needed oxygen more and that the pain could wait...??? Wait for what???
Mom had to travel by ambulance 2 times more and every single time the ambulance people managed to give her a detox shot that AGAIN put her into respiratory distress. After the first time the ER doctor put in her record that she wasn't to be given it, but each crew said that "a doc from the hospital had required it be done before she arrived at ER!!!"
Between fl hosital deland, the flipping hospice and the ambulance corps; they milked my mother for every last drop of Medicare and private insurance that she had and killed her, actually gave her a killing dose of pain killer at the hospice in front of me objecting, because I was insisting that she wanted to come home and that we were only at hospice to figure out what pain killers could be administered from home.
Hospice spent her last days starving her of food and water, until she could no longer swallow. We also think that they forcibly removed some of the teeth that she had been grinding in pain, again with no pain killers!"
Like a Hotel California. Beautiful but deadly.
My insistence to get her home? Ultimately killed her. Everyone wanted her Medicare and private pay money. It was no longer about the patient but about the money.
i'm due to go into the Tampa VA for a long awaited Graft. It's taken SIX YEARS to get the 2nd in a series of THREE that were all supposed to be done in 2008.
i can't bring myself to trust any doctor or hospital right now.
The new pcp has been nothing but nasty to me since I changed to her because she was a D. O.
Then I found out that she was only masquerading as one because to her it was an easier specialty to get through, rather than a good profession.
i am an herbalist with over 30 years of experience, i continuously study and I have 3600 customers who I help worldwide as well as heal myself as best as I can.
The pcp wont help me. When my mother died in April I sent a secure message to all of my caretakers at the VA.
The PCP called me very early one morning after and gruffly demanded to know when I was coming to see her. No mention of my mom, no seeing if I was okay, only that she was looking to draw me down from my pain meds even more, with the graft, a knee replacement, an ankle bone spur reduction with tendon repair still needing to be done.
She stated that I needed to see her or she would cut off my pain pills. All she's wanted to do since I changed to her practice last July was to reduce my meds because I couldn't be hurting as much as as I am!!!!
She was poisoned by the old pcp who wrote slanderous and libelous things about me in my record at the va. Attempts to have that record expunged have gone nowhere. I was able to change docs and picked this one because of her specialty. That was an error.
My pain level is immense, the times between taking what little they are giving me elongated and almost 60% of the active ingredients don't seem to be there at all. If one dose doesn't work, I have literally 8-12 hours before I can take the next dose. Thanks to the VA I now have an ulcer that bleeds whenever I take enough naproxen gels to make a difference in the pain meds that aren't holding me between a 5 to a 7.
My old dose was 45 mg morphine every 8 hours with 20mg oxycodone for breakthrough every 6 hours. That worked. Taking it every 12 hours was iffy but I tried it until abruptly they switched me to methadone which didn't work for me at all for two deleriously painful years.
The graft will peel skin off my right thigh to be sewn on my left calf, the last time they used staples knowing I was sensitive to them and 23 little infections around the staple holes made the graft ultimately a failure as the sadist doctor in charge said "well, there's always time for another graft!"
oh? and wait another 6 years of oozing painful blister conditions with little or no pain killers?
Don't tell me to go outside with my Medicare. Most of the docs in florida won't take you if you just have Medicare. I've been on a list for one for five years.
Useless the DEA's directive is now punishing veterans and seniors, I guess to keep them compliant or good little party line voters, because those two blocks of voters in pain will mean less voters to upset the gerrymandered republican stranglehold over those states in 2014 & 2016 at least.
i need the graft, but already the know it all surgeon is spouting crap about the kind of wound this is without reading the woundcare P.A.'s reports which make it an entirely different wound to graft.
He's already talking about blowing off the stitching and talking about using staples again. I just want to scream and scream and getting him to read wound care's notes is almost impossible, it's never ending.
I should be able to enjoy my 50's instead of being bedridden and miserable. You talk about putting your mind on other things. I was fighting for my mom's life, trying to get a fix on finances, trying to work on investments, had her celebration of life by inviting almost a hundred people, and had 30 show up.
Still food in my fridge to somehow use, because no one could be bothered to attend... What an awful slap, even after making it the best date and time for all of her working friends and advertising it on her retirement park's tv, and being assured that plenty of people would show.
will someone or more of you please make this thread available to Jon Stewart of Comedy Central so he can add it to his VA complaints?
We've got to be heard outside of our own forums to get this resolved, before big Pharma rules yet another class of people through their pain levels.
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