Friday I had a PM appt.and had to give a UA,which was ok,I 'get it' now.This was the second time they asked me for that..the first time was in May and I really gotta say that I did feel indignant the first time.. ...(I was looking for an indignant smily-lol)I even told him as much-he laughed at me and shook his head.Well,I didn't tell him then,but later after I understood and felt better about it.He said,"well your urine came back good"..I remember saying that of course it did,why wouldn't it.
Well anyway~Friday while trying to pee in that little cup I had no clue if it was even going in or not and I overflowed the cup.Then my TENs fell off of my pocket where I had it clipped and almost fell into the toilet when I was getting up~so I spilled some of my pee on the floor trying to catch my TENs,but I caught it(
)) )When I took it back to my room the nurse was there waiting and I told her of my ordeal..to which she rolled her eyes.They were really busy Friday..and I told her that hey,yall could have called me and I would have been more than happy to stay home.She proceeded to tell me about another patient who got mad about having to give a UA.I already knew this because I saw and heard the woman talking,but I just listened.I thought that was wrong of her to tell me but I kept my opinion to myself(believe that and I got a bridge in Alaska to sell ya)
When my Dr came in he had regular street clothes on.I had only ever seen him in his scrubs and guess I never thought
of him as wearing jeans.I was a little surprised~I guess this was dress down Friday?Anyway-he looks better in scrubs IMO.I told him "I never saw you in clothes" and we both cracked up.He said that could be misconstrued.It WAS funny because it came out wrong..like so much of what I say.
I REALLY like my PM & my PCP~but he wrote me a script and refilled it 2 times.I don't see him again until Dec 29th and all he does is treat my pain.It sounds like I'm complaining,but I don't mean it that way...it's just that I see my PCP every 3 months and I was seeing my PM every month until August..now everything is screwed up.
If I have a problem my PCP has to DX,order tests,refer,etc.I see her again in Nov.and I'm going to be way off sync with my PM..and I have other health issues that are causing me greater concern than my pain right now anyway,but I may be needing other meds and run into a problem there.I guess I was more comfortable going in every month,and in a way I feel he is shooing me away...lol.
I guess the reason is that my meds are not that strong compared to some(lortab 10mg 4x's day)along with other,uncontrolled meds...and I did tell him that though they did make me a little sick when I first started them(was taking 7.5 until Sept.4th)that I don't think they help me more than the 7.5's and don't ever want to go higher,or have surgery,but will try ANYTHING else.
I hear other stories about PM's doing more than prescribing medication,and I hear others saying that they can't get the medication that they want or need.As I said,I like my PM,he seems to care about me as a person,my pain & he treats me with respect.That's important to me.
I wonder though if I should be getting or doing more,or just leave well enough alone.I was thinking this whole post seems kinda useless but I'm a slow typer and no way am I deleting it all..it took me way too long
Have a good Day..if you want to of course(IMO)