I'm going to head for bed soon, but wanted to write and say that the appointment at the pain center went well. I now have a change in my medications which I hope will work better. Basically, all of those meds like Lyrica, Lidoderm, Amitriptyline, and Celebrex that don't change based on the day aren't changing. What we added, though was a long acting version of the as-needed Opiod pain-killer to hopefully keep me from being on such a pain-level roller-coaster. And I can still use the as-needed painkiller if I have break-through pain, a fancy of saying if the pain is really bad. We're hoping this will work better.
I am grateful that I have friends who are willing to help with all this. And grateful that I can be frank and say "this is not working", and be honestly listened to.>