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Breaking the morphine habit

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The week at the Benalla Hospital turned into three – I got home to see the Grand Final.  As predicted, they have removed the morphine from my system but, as sure as hell, it has done nothing to ease the pain.

You see, when the blood PSA count returned to 1.0, my Urologist declared the cancer to be in remission.  The latest nuclear scan showed no new activity in the bone metastases.  Therefore, my doctor declared that, in remission, there can be more pain,  Well I say bullshit to that!

They have sent me home with a narcotic patch which tricks the brain into making other medications confuse the morphine receptors.   Another tablet to take when I wake up in pain to prevent panic as I try to deal with the pain over the next hour along with Panadol as the basic pain medicaton.  I am definately less functional that when I walked into the hospital.


Written by Greg Naylor

26 September 2009 at 11:59 pm

Posted in Greg Naylor, Health, my fight, sarcoma

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  1. Geez, ,Greg, donno whether to help you concentrate on other than your current predicament or what.

    I’m on your wavelength with the remission causing more pain. That’s gotta be a number 1 toss, right? But, yeah, pain management can be a real challenge.

    As for the GF result, I blame Kev for taking sides!

    Thinking of you, mate.


    27 September 2009 at 11:47 am

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