I really find this website useful, but the time differences does mean that quite often i wouldn't find any one around to chat to.
Does anyone know of a UK or European based site? I have done a quick check around but there doesn't seem to be much around!
Having had a look at some of the topic & replies I am rather envious, in respect of the amount of options that seem to be available in the US, a second opinion here really just doesn't happen. I last had gangilion & facet joint injections done last July & the next set are now after weeks of hassling the pain clinic scheduled for next month! The time we have to wait between clinic/surgeon appointments can run in-excess of 6 months & to get my second major opperation which was the 2 level fusion with dynamic stabalisation & pedicle rods & screw took two years of fighting with the health trust.
We don't seem to have any sort of support system or anyone to talk to apart from Dr's or surgeons secretaries & they are normaly just telling you to go away as it will be months before you can get a consulation let alone treatment.
Sorry for rambling but I live on morphine & have done for almost 5 years now & I'm having a bad day at work!