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Old 05-02-2014, 07:39 AM   #19071
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Just finished roasting a pan of summer squash.

I really have to work at liking that stuff!
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Old 05-02-2014, 08:47 AM   #19072
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Just finished roasting a pan of summer squash.

I really have to work at liking that stuff!
Me, too! I find I like it better if it's mixed with other stuff. I slice summer squash and zucchini and saute them with garlic and roasted red peppers in olive oil, then hit it with a splash of white wine vinegar when it's done. When we're grilling outside, I'll do this on the side burner on the grill. Quick, pretty side dish
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Old 05-02-2014, 08:48 AM   #19073
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I'm just catching up on email and DC, finishing my coffee, thinking about getting ready to go out. The place where I take my writing class has a First Friday coffee club at 10:30 today.
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Old 05-02-2014, 10:10 AM   #19074
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Curious here----and if you prefer not to answer just ignore-----where you live do people have to sign a 'pain contract' to continue to get Vicodin?

Veins----- I'm a phlebotomists dream-----My veins just stand right up there even after having had IV for a year and a half. Makes life easy for them.

Well I just re-read your post and you did say "to continue." What I was taking was was Percocet and did not have to sign anything to get a second script. When that was gone I called him for more and since Percocet could not be called in to the pharmacy, he prescribed Vicodin. But I only filled that one once. It sounds like Addie has a running prescription and also does not have to sign anything.
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Old 05-02-2014, 10:13 AM   #19075
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BTW, PF has yelled at me many times for trying to work my way through the pain, rather than taking my medication for it. So I now take my pills when the pain get too bad. When I feel it coming on, I take my pills immediately. I don't want her yelling at me anymore. She is scary!
Addie, I'm not PF and I'm not scary. But when a person has pain, as you do, the experts say the best way to manage pain is to keep a constant titer of the med in the body.

1. Should I take pain medication only when I have a lot of pain?

No. Don't wait until pain becomes severe to take pain medication. Pain is easier to control when it is mild. You should take your pain medication regularly, just as prescribed. Sometimes this means taking medicine on a regular schedule, even when you don't feel pain."

Pain Management FAQ: Medication, Pain Scale, Dealing with Acute Pain, and More

2. "My prescription says to take my pain medication every 4 hours but I don't feel any pain. Should I take the medicine as prescribed or what until I have pain?"

Answer: It is always easier to prevent pain rather than treat it.

Pain Medication- How Often Should I Take Pain Medication

Waiting until the pain gets 'too bad' before taking pain meds is like being in a race but constantly having to start at the starting line over and over-------- and over. You won't win.
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Old 05-02-2014, 10:54 AM   #19076
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Well I just re-read your post and you did say "to continue." What I was taking was was Percocet and did not have to sign anything to get a second script. When that was gone I called him for more and since Percocet could not be called in to the pharmacy, he prescribed Vicodin. But I only filled that one once. It sounds like Addie has a running prescription and also does not have to sign anything.
It's interesting that different doctors (maybe different States) have varying requirements about receiving pain meds.

I take Vicodin for pain. I had to sign a very restrictive Pain Contract with my doctor. (He has one of the most Buttoned Up Butt Holes ever found in a doctor!)

I think it's more for protection for the doctors than for keeping me 'safe'.

The War on Drugs (Snort! What a joke!) should NOT be fought at the level of an individual who is in pain. I could probably get Vicodin a lot easier on the street!!!!!!

The Pain Contract IS a big PITA for me because I have to go to my doctor's office (just to the desk, not an appointment) during the last 4 days of each month, take the rx (for one month's worth) to my pharmacy then back again to my pharmacy on the 1st of each month to pick up the med!!

Now, for a person with health problems that can be difficult, as some of you realize. I can designate someone else to do that, but as long as I can avoid asking someone else to 'take care of me' I'll not do that unless I have the flu or something!

The site below has replies from different people about a pain contract (Read the comments):

A contract for pain management? What does that even mean . . . ?
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Old 05-02-2014, 08:48 PM   #19077
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I'm relaxing after my payday marathon shopping trips.

I got all the groceries put away, separated the hamburger, chicken leg quarters, turkey necks and drumsticks into freezer packages.

All the bills are paid, prescriptions filled and shopping completed for the most of the month.

I'm trying to keep myself from attacking the prep work on the broccoli, yellow squash, and green onions. I'm excited about the dishes I'm going to make.

First, as soon as I can make room in the fridge is oyster stew. I'm also going to make Sandra Lee's scallop and mushroom chowder.

Also on the menu (somewhere) is a mac & cheese casserole with turkey ham and broccoli, as well as broccoli soup.

So...I'm sitting here and reviewing my purchases to come with menu ideas for the near future and sipping on a beer. A good day done.

Aunt Bea, I love yellow squash. I make it with a sliced (half moon) onion, garlic and butter. It freezes well and reheats just fine. I season it with just seasoned salt.

How do you fix yours?
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Old 05-02-2014, 10:36 PM   #19078
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Well I just re-read your post and you did say "to continue." What I was taking was was Percocet and did not have to sign anything to get a second script. When that was gone I called him for more and since Percocet could not be called in to the pharmacy, he prescribed Vicodin. But I only filled that one once. It sounds like Addie has a running prescription and also does not have to sign anything.
My prescription is good for one month. Then I have to phone in for a refill. I also have to sign for all my meds when they are delivered. The NP then phones in a new script. It is not a running script.
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Old 05-02-2014, 11:43 PM   #19079
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Addie, I'm not PF and I'm not scary. But when a person has pain, as you do, the experts say the best way to manage pain is to keep a constant titer of the med in the body.
Yup, that's the discussion Addie and I have had.
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Old 05-03-2014, 01:54 AM   #19080
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Yup, that's the discussion Addie and I have had.
Sure is. And I have gotten the message loud and clear. The first thing I do now in the morning, is take one pill, then follow up an hour later with the second one. Sometimes if I have been active, I will take two at a time. More so of late with the pain now going down into my femur. I know that this is going to be the norm as to the pain from now on. Lesson learned, loud and clear.
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