Hello all. I got some good news yesterday. I am NOT going to have surgery!
Now of course, that leads to the bad news... I have to learn to live with my pain. To that end, I have been referred to a Pain Management doctor. I looked through the site a bit and couldn't find anything to answer my questions. What should I expect out of the first visit? What should I expect overall?
What I have been hoping for all along is to have a doc I can develop a relationship with. A doc I can count on to be there and not to "fire" me because I don't get better on their schedule. Is a pain doc the right place for me? Or is it just a place other docs dump their unwanted patients?
(Why do doctors make it sound like I am a failure in some way just because their treatments didn't solve the problem? They really have a way of making you feel like a horrible person for not getting better even though you've do EVERYTHING they tell you to do? It is so demoralizing and depressing!)