Tuesday, August 27, 2013
Good Evening to all my dear Sparkie Friends .. I hope you all had a great day and you are living your live happily ..
As I said on my friend feed this morning, Colin and I attended a pain management Clinic run by the Peter Mc Callum Cancer Clinic .
The doctor in charge,was actually a professor and because we arrived early we were seen right away ..
We learned a lot from him and his nurse about what we can do to help ease Colin's pain,
especially when to take the meds and how we can also use heat pads.
But mostly we learned that Colin was taking four tablets that are very similar.
He also suggested that we needed to increase the dose of morphine in the fentanyl patches.
They absorb through the skin and this alleviates taking to many oral meds.
One of our carers was also sitting in on the session, made the point that Colin was getting easily upset and irritable, so the doctor increased the dose of respidone.
We have a appointment with the clinic again next month to see how Colin is doing under the new medications.
I think we both both felt better and more able to face the road ahead with the obvious support we will be receiving ..
Thank you my darlings for your support too ..
Much Love Colin and Susie.