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maybe some answers today

tkdanttkdan Posts: 62
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:02 AM in Neck Pain: Cervical
This afternoon I have my first appointment with a neuro surgeon. Kind of nervous, kind of unsure what to expect. What questions do I need to ask?
All I know is that my pain level has increased and I'm tired of never knowing what each day will bring as far as intensity of pain, the intensity of depression cause by pain, the amount of meds needed, the feeling that this will never end, and the feeling that my pain is not being managed as well as it could. Sometimes I feel like just a number to the pain clinic, that my suffering is something I have to deal with alone.


  • I know that it's too late for this appt, but look on the FAQ page and you'll see a pretty good list of questions.

    Do you keep a journal of your pain levels, triggers and effectiveness of your meds? I finally had to so that I could remember everything between appts. I also had a written list of the questions I wanted answered, and then would note the answers in the journal.

    I hope that this will help with future appts.

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