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7/2 I went to ER after 2 dys of excruciating pain in upper and upper let abdomen. My lipase was 4409!!! The first 2 days in hosp. I did nothing but scream. The pain management was basically non exsistant until my hubby lit a fire under their asses. Then I was given 1 ml of dilaudid every 2 hours with 20 mg of Norco alternating every 2 hours. Only took the edge off. I was in the hospital for a week and released. No plans given. Levels were normal when discjarged, but pain was still 6 out of 10. Follow up with my PCP 1 week later, lipase level was back up. Went back in hospital 8/22. Lipase levels were over 900. Had an endoscopy w/ultrasound. Found a cyst containing pancreatic enzymes. No cancer, no infection. Was kept in hospital for a week with 3 ml of Dilaudid every 2 hours. That took the edge off. Sent home 8/10. Tired of the crap. I;ve been in pain for 2 months. Sending my records to Stanford. My question is how high should my pain level be before I go to eR? My husband is fed up with this, so I;m trying to act normally, but I can hardly breathe. If I go back and am admitted again, I don't think my marriage would be pleasant (40 yrs). He is taking his frustation about the situation out on me. He's retiring next year, and this is not what we have planned. also, I was diagnosed with COPD Christmas and am on oxygen 24/7. Help!
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