As most of you know on the 4th of this month(June) I had my ANS, SCS permanent implant. I am doing great and recovering nicely. I am still a bit weak and do tire easily but am improving every day.
The stimulator is working great and coverage is very good.
It has reduced my leg pain by 100% and the pain in my feet by 60%. Isn't that wonderful? I am so happy with it. I can accidently brush against something with my legs and I no longer scream and jump with the sudden pain!!
I still have a lot of foot pain even with the reduction. The pain is in the soles and sides of my feet and because of this pain I still must take pain meds but at a much lower dose than I was on which brings me to why I am posting this.
My Pain Doctor is about 50 miles from whare I live so he wrote a note to my primary Doctor here in this small toewn whare I live asking hem to go ahead and write me a scrip for 15mg of Oxycodone taken every 6 hours.
When I needed a refill my reg. Doctor was out of town and would be for several days. The Clinic I go to made an appointment with one of the other Doctors at the Clinic that I do not know. I was very nervous about seeing a stranger about this kind of pain meds as i am sure all of you understand. But it would be several more days before my Doctor would return and I was out of meds. I was sure he would turn me down and say to wait until my Doctor returned.
He turned out to be the kindest most understanding Doctor i have seen since my ordeal started!!
After talking to me and going over my medical history and checking the looooong list of meds I had been on he said "He could clearly see I needed this pain meds and although he does not like writing a script that i had a legit reason for taking it"!! He did not mind writing the script for me!!
Why can't all Doctors be like this man when it comes to pain meds?? Having my medical history in front of hem helped make up his mind and he could also see from the list of meds that I was not running from Doctor to Doctor.
He was soooo understanding I had to struggle to keep from weeping.
It does prove there are still understanding Doctors out there and you may find one by accident like i did. Never ever give up hope.