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my doctor had surgery himself spoke to my doctor via telephone today

AnonymousUserAAnonymousUser Posts: 49,731
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:24 AM in Pain Medications
hello,
well maybe my doctor has his own reason for his changes with medicine, he called me today because i need a referral and he was out a few days he just had surgery in his shoulder and neck. well i guess he may have had personal reasons for his actions lately and i took them personally, he told me a few months ago he wished he could take stronger pain meds himself he was in pain and said he takes the occasional vicodan only when severe and he said believe me its easy for me to get any medicine being a doctor. well he was cheerful and concerned today and reccommended me to a nuerologist and his surgeon for the spine. maybe he was acting with the sudden change in attitude towards me cause he was having his own chronic pain and was dealing with it and expected me to also. well i will see him and discuss options with him and keep everyone informed. he said he didnt realize my mri's showed so many problems.well he called my cell and left me the specialist numbers from his house an hour ago, so atleast hes showing some concern now. maybe he see;s how it feels being in severe pain now that he had to get surgery himself.

sincerely, dawn
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  • It sure makes a difference when the doctor goes thru pain. It awakens the sympathy that they may have lost along the way. Doctors help each other all the time. It's called professional courtesy, I believe.
  • of his own medicine so to speak? My PMs sister had him do laser surgery on her the same day that I had surgery and I often wondered if that is partly why he is so compassionate to his pain patients.
  • dawn1068 said:
    hello,
    well maybe my doctor has his own reason for his changes with medicine, he called me today because i need a referral and he was out a few days he just had surgery in his shoulder and neck. well i guess he may have had personal reasons for his actions lately and i took them personally, he told me a few months ago he wished he could take stronger pain meds himself he was in pain and said he takes the occasional vicodan only when severe and he said believe me its easy for me to get any medicine being a doctor. well he was cheerful and concerned today and reccommended me to a nuerologist and his surgeon for the spine. maybe he was acting with the sudden change in attitude towards me cause he was having his own chronic pain and was dealing with it and expected me to also. well i will see him and discuss options with him and keep everyone informed. he said he didnt realize my mri's showed so many problems.well he called my cell and left me the specialist numbers from his house an hour ago, so atleast hes showing some concern now. maybe he see;s how it feels being in severe pain now that he had to get surgery himself.

    sincerely, dawn
    It's true, if the physician has had the surgery then they are more likley to know what your talking about. I had two with workcomp and they were total ass's about any pain or anything at all wrong with me but then that's how w/c dr.s are anyway so no surprise there. The best physician is one that has been through the same thing you are going through or gone through, they know what it means to be in pain.
    I have wished the two I saw with w/c to go through what I've been through and see how they like it. If only for a week or so.
    Kitty
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