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Pain Pump Appontment



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    So, I am not logical. :$

    I won't tell if you don't #o

  • What if a patient is not all that versed in medical terminology or side effects, and trust in our physicians to KNOW what they are talking about? I mean, after all - my doctor went to college for several long years and graduated with a degree, where I only have a high school diploma. It says right there in my file I had a bad reaction to some vaccine or drug; yet there's this NEW IMPROVED version and he thinks I need it to keep me healthy. Or, ok = forget the vaccine. Let's say it's some new procedure.

    What do I do? Do I challenge his knowledge of all things medical and tell him no - I think he is wrong? Who am I to challenge this? I mean if I can't trust the doctor who has been taking care of my medical needs, someone I chose , I'm in trouble.

    Granted, that's just an example of what a good many people go through. The elderly for example. The doctors are sending them here and there for tests and procedures and one appointment after another.

    We can't all be as smart as, if not smarter, than the doctors who treat us.

    Kudos to those who are.

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  • I think the topic is drifting a little bit. The point being made is that Patsy and her Doctors suspect she may have been allergic to something in the SCS implant. Her Doctor is pushing her to get a pump implant. It's in Patsy's best interest to push for a test to make sure she is not allergic to anything that the pain pump is made of. Any surgery or procedure she has treating her pain is elective. She is the one who needs to start forcing the issue.

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