I am sorry if I misled you all about the Oramorph but what I was trying to say was don't take any of the heavyweight drugs. Even those drugs that are not addictive will get you in the end because the body gets used to them and you need more to do the same until you reach the fatal dose which although it does stop the pain is not really a good outcome.
As I said these tablets I take have been building up for a long time and if you were to be prescribed all these within a short time of being diagnosed then I think your doctor would be most unprofessional.
Reading what slowmomax has written reminds me of what my wife's doctor told her when she was waiting for her hip - Take two paracetamol and two ibuprofen together but only at the last resort.
Speak to your doctor or your pharmacists may be able to help and might give a suggestion as what to ask the doctor for.
Strangely enough Charlii it was my birthday on Saturday (quick check of the calendar, yes thats right) so Happy Birthday to you Charily and I know you did not get your birthday wish because you are on here. It is a pain (no pun intended) having to put on a brave face even when you just want to scream 'go away'. personally i have whittled it down to people who know how I am, thankfully they do not have any expectations of me so I can mostly be me.