I am not sure if this is in the right spot or not, but here it goes. I just wanted to relay something I said to my
doctor and her answer. We were discussing my updated meds and the need for an x-ray of my bum knee again. She was concerned my limp could be aggravating my back. She also said I would have to probably see an orthopedic specialist.
She had that look that someone gets when they know they arn't being much help.
I then told her that I know that no matter what she does that I will never be fixed or completely pain free. She already knew I had been dealing with this for many years.
I said I know there is no pill she could give me or a magic wand she could wave to make me better. If you could have seen her face, it was just the look of great relief. My doc just said she wished alot more of her patients knew that.
I often have to remind myself of this because I find myself so engrossed with pain I forget most doctors really are trying to help.
C4-C6 fusion w/plate, lumbar stenosis