So, I saw my GP today, and I finally feel as though I am being listened to and taken seriously.
I brought my list with me and we went over my concerns. I began to cry as I told her how I was feeling, and she stopped and gave me a hug, she was almost crying herself. It was just good to be comforted. She tells me she will back me up with whatever I decide. She then gives me a quick exam, reflexes and walking and such. My reflexes are hyper-extended, which she said many times that shows signs of muscle degeneration or nerve damage, which she said will definitely help make me a candidate for surgery,depending of course what the surgeon thinks. Going through my GP, If I get referred, I get a discount on any outside procedures because this is for low-cost or free health care clinic. So, a surgery that costs $16,000 would cost around $600-$1000. :O Im also going to see an acupuncturist(sp) sometime next week to give it a try, and she thinks I may be able to qualify for temporary disability as well so I can have help with my medical bills. She is extending my pain contract. So, Im now taking 20mg oxycodone 3x a day, 500mg Naproxen 2x a day, Zoloft 100mg 1x a day, and PT and core exercises as well as this acupuncture. Thank you all for helping me with speaking up to my Dr. It gave me tremendous courage and I am finally getting somewhere after 4 years of chronic pain!
God Bless! O:)