hmm spondylosis/stenosis they almost sound cute! Like Laverne and Shirley.
Meeting with a pain medicine dr on the 13th. I am requesting a copy of my mri results at the meeting. I'm not sure what to expect or ask. The progression so far has been PA, now Pain med, then if need be the surgeon. I really would like to know the probable outcomes before I commit to a line of treatment. I'm already midway through the month of therapy. Therapists don't seem to like it when your pain is up and down or when you have reactions they don't plan...(ok really ticked off today but not going to dwell anymore) I'm not surgery happy but if mine is ultimately going to lead to surgery I'd rather get it out of the way at 40 instead of waiting for 60.
What are your thoughts and how do I convey this to the doctors? I know doctors don't like to be questioned. My husband is going with me because I cave like a wet noodle. I won't ask about percentages and prognosis. I would meekly nod (if I could) and say 'yes you know best', then kick myself later.
What do say and do? What to ask? Should I always seek a second opinion?
Happy New year!