Participants wanted for Pre & Post Surgery Pain Management Survey

Hi, I am a student with University of Ulster/South West College and am currently completing my thesis work in Evidence Based Practice: Post Operative Pain Management. I need participants who are due to have surgery soon, to complete three surveys; pre-surgery, post surgery and discharge. It does not matter what type of surgery you are having or if you have had surgery before. In essence I want to gather information from the patient viewpoint and clinicians to establish new methods of best practice for the patient. If you are able to participate it would be gratefully appreciated.

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  • hi..my names louise.i am 38..7 year ago i had a back op at blackpoolhosptail..very nice/clean/food lovely..but was privite...but...ended up on stronger meds morpine..leg pain now un bearable..could cut them off at times ..mean that..any way early last year started to feel really un well couldnt get ouuta bed.my husbund had to pull me so could move..any way pain has gone to middle back to top to neck..awating 2nd op..any time.been on list since october.morpine 40mg 2..3 hour..ive 3 level denartive disc deases.bottom disc has come forward .excrued out on my s1 nurve.so very pain full.didnt get a good report frommy scan.mri.told ive artherits as well..so not sure if should have it .ive a copy off my last scan would like someone to look.and tell me whats ..ive worked up till now .has pain is to bad....any advice

  • I'm due to have surgery mid April. I'm happy to complete surveys.

    Tamar

  • Hi there, many thanks for your response. Your help is gratefully appreciated. The University is approving my surveys tomorrow. So I will be in contact during the week. Many thanks Lucy

  • I am also happy to complete however I am in Australia if that is relevant.

  • Hi there, many thanks for your response. Your help is gratefully appreciated. The University is approving my surveys tomorrow. So I will be in contact during the week.

  • I've had surgery, so have to complete it for you.

  • Hi there, many thanks for your response. Your help is gratefully appreciated. The University is approving my surveys tomorrow. So I will be in contact during the week. Thank you Luy

  • If it helps I've had 19 surgeries now, & about to have another...and I hate pain! Lol

  • Hi, am 58 and have suffered from back pain for 41 years. Have days when turning over in bed is too painful to bear. Have finally (after years of treatment) been given the 'injection' what a wonderful release, had at least six weeks of an almost pain free existence. Have a 'bulge' twixt 4th/5th vertebrae. Sadly, it's back to day dot. Was advised by surgeon an operation is not a good option due to success rate! Would love the jab again though. My mother had an operation, it lasted almost 9 years, again, sadly she is struggling................... What to do? My family is prepared to pay, however, am on the should I list. Such a decision.

  • Hi there, many thanks for your reply. Your case sounds horrific, and I would be very interested in your case.I will be in contact shortly, if you are in a position to complete a few surveys. I am trying to build on the prinicple that effective pain management has significant benefits for both the patient and the nhs. anyhow will talk soon. many thanks lucy

  • Hi. Very interested to hear of your survey. I probably don't qualify as I had my surgery 18 months ago(spinal fusion in l3/4, 4/5 and 5/S1. I also had decompression , with spinal rods etc inserted to stabilise the spine. I have a long history of chronic back pain over the past 33 years and prior to surgery had tried all the usual treatments for pain relief. The surgery helped the pain down my leg but I am still in pain in the lumbar area and take Various meds for pain relief. I get injections in the lumbar area about twice a year and am due my next one in a few weeks time. I reside in N. Ireland which is why your post caught my eye!

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