Pain Management - Ureteroscopy and Foley Stent Placement
Good day all. I am scheduled to have a ureteroscopy for multiple stones in both my left and right kidneys, the largest at 8MM. A foley stent will most likely need to be placed in both ureters. Two days later, I am scheduled to fly home from Minnesota. I have had a ureteroscopy before, and have also had lithotripsy four times. I'm not overly concerned. Primarily because the doctors have always given me sufficient pain medication. For this procedure, I am more nervous, as I don't want to have unbearable pain while I'm 20,000 feet in the air.
Does anyone know what will be given to me for pain medication? I asked the urologist, and his response was that "they would work with me". While that is generally an acceptable answer (in my opinion) it really didn't fully answer my question.
Sadly, in today's age, it seems like everyone is a drug seeker in the eyes of the doctors. That is a bit of an exaggeration, but I think you know what I mean. The opiod crisis has turned the whole pain management world upside down. I actually support the changes, but at the same time, I see providers more and more hesitant to prescribe opiods.
During my time here at Mayo, I have been told that I cannot take NSAIDS because of a multitude of gastro, uro, and cardiac issues.
So my question for those of you who have had a ureteroscopy at Mayo, what were you given? Do you feel the staff were attentive to your pain management needs? I have had an AMAZING experience at Mayo thus far, but this procedure is making me a bit nervous.
I thank you all in advance.