My surgery is in 9 days- L4-L5 fusion w/ facets. I have been asked by my Pain Management to secure another one for providing pain meds, and she will apparently do my PT??
What is this? I have been requested by this doctor in the past to completely taper off opiates prior to surgery, and another one of my physicians went to bat for me. Now this..... Well, I had been to another pain doc weeks ago, fearful I would be "cut off" at 3 weeks post op. I never expected this.
I have an appointment at the other Pain Management group for Friday. I have very few pills left. I am reasonably certain that this new doc will work with me... but let me ask you- how does this expectation play into my mentally getting ready for my procedure?