Post Edited (DavyDave) : 2/14/2009 5:10:55 PM (GMT-7)
Post Edited (PAlady) : 2/14/2009 5:18:07 PM (GMT-7)
Post Edited (DavyDave) : 2/14/2009 5:47:13 PM (GMT-7)
Hi Davy and welcome to Healing Well. I do sympathize with you in the need for surgery at such a young age due to the scoliosis. But, I also know in many instances surgery helped many in terrible pain from the disease.
What happened to you is awful, but its very common today with these different companies doing the drug screening. More than one has screwed up some person's UA and caused them nothing but pure grief. It makes the dr immediately distrust his patient and in some instances be kicked out of a pain program.
I am very glad to hear you have found another dr to take over your care. But, I have a feeling once your old records are reviewed she may be somewhat leery of you. So, the only thing you can do is build up her trust by doing the responsible thing and thats adhere to her guidelines. Signing a pain Contract has nothing to do with whether this dr will give you vicodin or not. You have to know vicodin is one of the big sought out pain killers by the illegals community. Matter of fact, most drs get their hackles up when a patient comes in and asks specifically for a drug, that usually sends a red flag up to the dr. Its always best to let the dr ask you what you have taken in the past and whats helped. It sounds very much like your dr has a good plan of action lined out for you in an effort to get to your pain levels down and get you functioning.
Keep us posted on how you are coming along.....Susie
Post Edited (DavyDave) : 2/15/2009 2:39:30 PM (GMT-7)
I would rather be on Darvocet again then stay on Ultram. The drug never helps the pain. I'm sorry now that I just brought up Vicodin to her. She may also want my records to see if I'm telling the truth being on these kinds of drugs.
I was truthful with her all about what the doctor was accusing me of (selling the Vicodin...yeah that's why I dress in rags and depend on people driving me around). I believe she already read my records. I called up Friday to see if she could see me sooner rather then wait 5 weeks for my next appointment. Her recieptionist said she would have to ask her. I'll hopefully hear back this week.
Anyway, it kind of sucks right now that I have to lay down because the pain is so bad.
Post Edited (DavyDave) : 2/15/2009 2:42:02 PM (GMT-7)
Post Edited (PAlady) : 2/15/2009 3:00:53 PM (GMT-7)