Thanks for the reply. I can tell you how really helpless I feel again. Knowing that my surgeon is one of the best in the nation ( no kidding) it just blows my mind that that was the response to my ailments. I am an EXTREMELY possitive person and I have a bus-load of faith to get by, but it has really hit a new low point in my life, it has taken a hold of my wife now. She is a rock, but she feels SO HELPLESS that she can't help me when I am at my worst. My heart just hurts with dispair for the pain she sees me in. Time for a new pain doc I guess. The hard part is my surgeon is also a friend of the family and a business associate! Big Quagmire there!...oh well he loses in the end not me I'm sure of that. take care and stay in touch
Colerg, I'd love to see these docs in pain, I bet they wouldn't follow there advice, they'd be at those meds so fast! I have cancer, a few auto-immune diseases, and some related pains and in response to my pain, a doc told me buy granny shoes ! Now why didn't I think of that!! What an idiot!
thanks for the post! I appreciate you outlook. I just got off the phone with my father, a massively respected doctor's doctor in the research world!! He told me very close to what everyone has posted,,,,,, he said that in FACT that back pain is he hardest diagnosis to have....there are SO MANY factors that surgeons don't look at.. they believe " a chance to cut is a chance to cure..." needless to say he was disgusted with the "oh it is in your head diagnosis"..... also he said .... you get a new doc! Oh the dilemmas we face....I hope everyone has a good night. peace and relief to all!!!no matter what!!