Re: [IPk] Acupuncture
I am sleeping so much better since I had the MUA, I am just taking the
co-codamol and naproxen before bed. I am swimmming everyday and I have got
one of those big gym balls to help me exercise my arm. Before the op I had
10 degrees movement forward now I have 60degrees and about 50 degrees out to
the side. abduction I have nothing much. Thinking of returning to work next
week. How good was your recovery?
----- Original Message -----
From: "Adrian Miller" <email @ redacted>
To: <email @ redacted>
Sent: Monday, February 27, 2006 11:30 AM
Subject: RE: [IPk] Acupuncture
> Hi Karen
> What started me on morphine was the lack of sleep at night. Although like
> you I was very nervous about the transition.
> Codeine is an opiate too - so there is probably almost as much risk in
> of addiction with morphine as codeine. But my fear of addiction were
> I too have little hypo awareness - unless the hypo is very severe -
> other people recognise the signs even when I think I am OK.
> I too would avoid the diazepam - but this is probably due to lack of
> knowledge on my part. If you really don't want to take morphine then there
> is always Dihydrocodeine which is slightly stronger. But personally I felt
> much sleepier with both Co-codamol and Dihydrocodeine than I did with
> MST or Oramorph.
> I think I got a lot more out of the deep massage when my shoulder was
> first and I had taken morphine. There were times when I could have hit the
> physiotherapist - but without the morphine I think I would have killed him
> and it enabled me to exercise far more intensely which enabled me to build
> up the right muscles to maintain the correct movement.
> I have to say that it was the worst pain I have ever had and that teamed
> with the lack of sleep was getting me very depressed. I hated going out
> anywhere - since I couldn't take off my jacket without help and always
> I was making an exhibition of myself. I really felt like a crippled 90
> Hope you manage to sort something out.
>>Thanks for your reply. I have been taking strong painkillers Co-codamol
>>30/500 and maximum dose of non-steroidal but they did wanted me to go on
>>morphine and diazepam for the muscle spasm I was having, I have quite
>>scared to do this as I have had diabetes 23 years and have very little
>>signs of hypos now and also have a child with diabetes that I have to
>>carefully, so I didn't want to add to my problems.
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