Kathy on July 31st, 2008

Six weeks ago, I fractured my shoulder in four places in a bicycle accident. It was a miserable break, requiring morphine in the ER. Now, six weeks later, x-rays reveal that the bone is healed, and the sling-and-swath device can come off! If you have broken your shoulder and wonder what to do to make […]

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Kathy on June 26th, 2008

What it’s for: Hydrocodone is a narcotic analgesic (painkiller) related to codeine. Acetaminophen is a less potent pain reliever that increases the effects of hydrocodone. Hydrocodone/APAP combines both of these analgesics to relieve moderate to severe pain. What’s good about it: When I broke my shoulder last week, the ER doctor gave me a prescription […]

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