I did present to Marilyn today. She wasn’t as helpful as I’d hoped but i do have other things now to think about. I’m going to go to Arkansas to see the GI Dr there if I can get an appointment. I think just going with the colectomy right out of the gate might be a cluster fuck idea.
I don’t know what to do about pain, constipation, pain meds, surgery, etc,etc. This is more than I think that i can bear. The surgeon is going to push for a colectomy. What else would he do? He’s a cutter and that’s what they do. Pain is central to my disability. Will this surgery decrease pain? Obviously, not in the short term. No guarantees of pain easement post surgery.
Maybe detox from pain killers will ease the constipation and thereby part of pain. Who do I talk to about detox? Do i try to detox myself? I’m not sure how even start, or once started how do i complete it? I suppose that i can try to wean myself from the oxycodone. What about cold turkey i wonder. Surely it can’t be all that bad. I only take 6 total 7.5/325 of oxycodone a day. That isn’t that much. I might just do it. Cold turkey starting my next dose time.