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I just almost burst into tears...

happyHBmomhhappyHBmom Posts: 2,070
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:46 AM in Chronic Pain
on the phone trying to schedule an appoint for pain management now that my doctor is gone. Ugh, I am such a goof.



  • Join the club. I do that at least once a week. Often more when the pain gets worse. My other outlet is screaming or yelling. I screamed at my little cat the other day for jumping in front of me. The kids know that if I snap at them to just go away.

    I think the most important thing is to recognize it so you can deal with it and apologize as necessary.
  • Please don't fret. Could you ask if anyone is covering his practice while hes gone?

    Good lick!
  • He has left the practice for good, I will have to start seeing one of the other doctors. I am just so worried that there will be an interruption in my pain management.

    Of course, maybe it will be better, I don't know. We'll see on Wednesday!
  • I've found it useful to scream at the top of your lungs into a pillow. It doesn't scare my puppy or my hubby and sure can release some of that pent up emotion.

    Just a little suggestion...

  • I'm sorry, but I never know how to refer to you. Do I use your whole screen name? part of it? I like to address people by their first names, but I don't want to invade anyone's privacy.


    I think I can empathize with your frustration simply based upon what I have gone through to finally find a PM practice who will manage the whole picture -- both physical & psychological. I haven't even built that bond that you have with your doctor and I think I would be frustrated if I had to start over. I would think that the loss would really hurt.

    Take Care,

  • Well, I saw the other doc, and really didn't like him much. I am not sure how much longer I'll be with him, as the surgery will be coming up soon, but I will probably transfer to a practice closer to home.

    As an example, I noted how sleepy I've been, and his suggestion was to lower the dose of my meds. He never asked what my pain level was once. I asked about a few options and he poo-pooed all of them, and didn't offer any of his own. All around blah.

    He may be a miracle with a needle, but he's not for me.
  • Sorry that your visit wasn't a positive one. I'm kind of in the same boat that you are in. I definitely need the endoscopic lysis of adhesions that my PM doc is doing for me, but I'm still remain in severe pain, and am being managed by my surgeon 9 months after my fusion. There is such a huge difference between chronic and acute pain.

    I am having to wait it out until I see my PM doc again, and it sounds like you might be doing the same thing.

    What day is your surgery?

  • No schedule yet, I have to get my MRIs and such done first, then another consult.

    I just need med management now, and since I'm very compliant (he even used that word, blech), I won't have a problem. I just won't get any creative changes to my meds or have anyone to talk to about why I'm so tired, or whether changing this or that would help.

    Which sucks.

  • I have a great pain guy but I am in NJ. I wish it would help for me but I in a waiting period for surgery..nothing else except meds is working.

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