I had an appointment today at my pain management doc, and there was a new policy posted. No one but the patient allowed back to see the doctor. This was upsetting for 2 reasons. One, I want my husband there for support and two, we were discussing the SCS and I thought it important he be involved.
They took my blood pressure and vitals, got a urine sample (although I just had one 2 months ago when I first started) and once all that was done and just before the doctor came to see me, they asked if I had any opposition to my husband coming back.
I was just dealing with the usual pain and trying not to be upset, while my husband asked the receptionist and a nurse what the deal was. They said it is just a new policy, and they have had too many patients who are abused by their spouses and they want to give the patient the opportunity to admit to the doctor if there is domestic violence in their home.
HUH?? Does anyone else find that odd? Or normal? It was just upsetting to me because it was a new policy and I wasn't expecting it.
Thanks for your opinion/input.