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Denim
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   Posted 2/27/2009 8:02 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi all. By any chance, does anyone know a good doctor in Green Valley, Arizona? I have chronic pain in my legs basically. I have a hard time accepting there is nothing else to do, and tired of playing doctor-- the one who comes up with ideas. My doctor seems to have no ideas. I've tried, epidurals, pt and pills. I don't know what to do. The mri is over 2 years old now. It showed bulging disks, mild to moderate stenosis and foraminal stenosis. Every ortho or neuro says there is nothing to be done also. Does anyone know, is this the way the doctors are? or do some have you come back regularly? I feel I sound naive, but I don't know if all doctors are like this or are just better at diagnosing and keeping tabs on their patients. I hope I made some sense. I woke up early and depressed. I know exactly when this pain begain and it hasn't left. I was so active and would love to work but can't say I could commit to it, nor get disability, plus my husband has health issues, which compounds things.
I know I came on asking for a doctor and said a lot more. I am tired of hurting. Thanks for letting me vent.
Swallow your pride, you will not die, it's not poison.- Bob Dylan 


straydog
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   Posted 2/27/2009 9:07 AM (GMT -7)   
Aw Denim I am so sorry you are having a rough time. I do have a question, why do you think you cannot file for SSD? If you prefer not to answer thats fine, I understand. I think it was Razzle that posted to look on Rate MD's and put in in your area. Another good source I found was calling the local hospitals and getting a referral list out of them. Many hospitals now have a referral line that can give you names & phone numbers of different kinds of drs. Keep in mind its needs to be someone that accepts your insurance. I hope your day gets better. Hugs, Susie


Denim
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   Posted 2/27/2009 6:39 PM (GMT -7)   

Hi Susie, thanks for writing again--I like Susie better than straydog. :) I don't have any problem answering. Maybe I just don't understand how it works. I was told one tome onver the phone, I couldgn't get disability if I wasn't working for a certain numer of years but could get SSI. If I don't have a severe diagnosis, how could I? The neuros and orthos siad nothing looked real bad?? Yet I have pain pretty much from my waist down. I don't know much about it at all actually. If my husband was proven to have CFS, could he get it, do you know? We are both pretty messed up, yet I hear how people on this board are working. I don't understand that. Somedays I feel pretty good and others not so good. How does one make a commitment to work, esp at 55 and not working in 8 years?? BTW, I'm just venting, I don't expect you to answer my questions. We do need help and do get medical and food coverage, thank God, but I know I need more info. I filled out a form and my husband said something to the effect that it wasn't good enough but I've heard, going to the right lawyer first is helpful. It is so frustrating. I had a great job years ago and know can't even get a follar sore job,

Thanks for listening. I know God will never abandon us and my hope is in Him. I thank you and all the wonderful, compassionate people on this baord. Bless you all. 


Swallow your pride, you will not die, it's not poison.- Bob Dylan 


straydog
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   Posted 2/27/2009 7:04 PM (GMT -7)   
Denim, ok I see what you are saying its over the paid in quaters, you have to pay in 8 quarters. Does any of your drs consider you disabled? If they do then by all means file for SSI. It can't hurt. If your drs are behind you in filing and feel that you are disabled them file for it, you have nothing to lose. When you say CSF what does that mean? Sorry I don't know. I can tell you if you will go the SS website they have a list of illnesses that fall within their guidelines. It lists there every type of ailment they recongize that would render a person disabled. Usually on SS claims lawyers will not get involved until you have been turned down one time. Why it is, I don't know. Have you had any MRI's done? Do you have the actual report to know what it says? Some drs will say an MRI is insignificant but it will have abnormalities show up just the same. If I can help please let me know. Susie


Denim
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   Posted 2/27/2009 8:04 PM (GMT -7)   
Thanks Susie, CFS means Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. If it isn't losted, it should be. I doubt that I could collect honestly. Thanks for trying. I think my husband would have a better chance at
 this point. Bless you!
Swallow your pride, you will not die, it's not poison.- Bob Dylan 


Tabithacat
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   Posted 3/1/2009 2:20 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi again - i have leg pain from bulging discs, l3/4 and s1/5 bi-lateral so it is both legs.  have had facet joint steroid block which didn't help.  can't take anti-inflams but tramadol helps the back move but does nothing for legs.  I get a lot of buzzing sensations and dead feelings in my feet.  Can't sit for very long as it just makes it worse so i can't work.  Am 47 years and this started 18 months ago.  It is slowly improving and walking helps and heat pads.  Get fed up with lying on floor!  Am in uk and have had 2 mri's but get feeling this is one of those things docs can't answer.  Just have to stay positive....

straydog
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   Posted 3/1/2009 2:30 PM (GMT -7)   
Denim, try typing into Google, then once you get their site in the block type in whatever kind of dr you are needing and your city & state and you will have a list of drs in that area for whatever specialty you need. If you say typed in internist, Green Valley, AZ a list of internist will pop up. Thats one good way to get names & numbers. You can pick some out to call close to your eara and if its me. if the person that answers the phone is a desk dragon, I hang up, I don't want to be a patient there,lol. Desk dragons are awful to deal with. Hope you feel better. Check the SS site for your hubby's CFS. Hugs, Susie


Denim
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   Posted 3/2/2009 8:47 AM (GMT -7)   
Susie, thanks for all your help. Like Tabithacat said, I feel also--docs can't answer. I think everyone of my disks are bulging and the docs say it doesn't look bad? I need a job, how do you work if somedays you are in pain and how do you even get a job? I will  look at the ss site. Be well.

straydog
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   Posted 3/2/2009 2:14 PM (GMT -7)   
Tabithcat, hello and welcome to HW. Tabithcat would you mind starting a new thread introducing yourself? That way more people on the forum will see you as a new member and will respond. I am so sorry to hear of your struggles with CP, your story is all so familiar to people that suffer with CP. You have come to a very good site. Alot of nice people here, swap some good info back and forth and offer a shoulder to lean on when needed. I like your screen name, do you have any cats?

Hope you will hang out with us here at HW.

Susie


skeye
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   Posted 3/2/2009 9:20 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Denim,

Sorry that I can't help you out with names of any docs (I'm from a completely different area of the country), but I just wanted to let you know that I can sympathize with how incredibly frustrating it is to not know what to do next, or who to see. I've been at this for two years as well & just recently all my docs basically threw their hands up & said "we don't know what to do anymore." I too have exhausted all the nerve blocks, meds, etc, to no avail. In my case we still don't completely know what is going on & don't really understand what we do know. I feel like every night I sit here at my computer searching & searching the internet trying to find anything, anyone, who might possibly help me. Trying to keep up your hopes in situations like these is tough. Fortunately, my doc is presenting my case at a big national meeting in another month or two, so we're hoping that will generate some new ideas/feedback, but other than that, I don't know... Just wanted to let you know that you're not alone!

Skeye

Denim
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   Posted 3/3/2009 2:05 AM (GMT -7)   
Thanks Skeye, for taking the time to read my post and writing. It is frustrating--what's worse is that my husband is suffering daily and not getting answers and I feel helpless. I suggest seeing different doctors out of love and concern for him. I have a very hard time with doctors not having ideas. I am like you, searching the internet and giving ideas to doctors. I want a doctor who has at least one idea, not none--why is this asking so much? Sure he could send us to specialists, yet they say they don't see anything also, which is very hard to accept. I hope something good comes out of the meeting and I truely wish you the best. I really appreciated your response, God bless you.  

straydog
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   Posted 3/3/2009 4:39 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Denim, have you had a chance trying Google to check out any drs yet? I find it strange no one has bothered to check on your husbands breathing issue. When he goes to the dr do they ever stick the clip on his finger to check his sat. level? If it was low they would say something. When I got put in the hospital with breathing issues I was in the low 70's with blue lined lips. The nurses & drs were amazed I could even sit up in the bed. I guess I am one tough ole bird.lol I don't know about your husband but its usually difficult getting a man to go to the dr. I wanted to check on you and see if you had found anything yet.....Susie


Denim
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   Posted 3/4/2009 1:20 AM (GMT -7)   
Susie, hi dear, thanks for stopping by. I never even heard of this. What is a sat. level? Anything that might help his visit, I'm all ears. He's willing to go. He is going batty and literally sick and tired of being sick and tired. Whatever we read up on, we will throw at the doctor to help us. He is way to young to be living his life on the couch. And I feel terrible and helpless watching him.   
His dr will be happy to give a referral. Rate MD doesn't have a thing. I wish I knew people to ask. We will have to go by what his insurance takes and pray. Thanks, you are a darling for caring. We have no one here and the internet is wonderful for me. Thanks so much.
Swallow your pride, you will not die, it's not poison.- Bob Dylan 


straydog
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   Posted 3/4/2009 11:23 AM (GMT -7)   
Denim ask your dr to ref your husband to a pulmonologist that is on your ins. The office can take care of the leg work in getting him approved. The sat is the meausring his oxygen level, its a little clip they put on your finger that is hooked to a machine. Just tell the dr he needs the ref because he is having breathing problems. Thats is very reasonable to ask for the referral.....Susie

Did you go google and pull up any drs in your area?


Denim
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   Posted 3/4/2009 2:02 PM (GMT -7)   
Susie, We do practically all of the work for the doctor's office. I know the doctor's in the area. Sorry if I didn't clarify that. And we ask for referrals all the time but believe it or not, I am the one checking out the doctors. They don't often know who my insurance accepts and maybe I'm expecting too much--but I would think a doctor would know of other docs with good reps. I feel stranded and yes, they go along with me but it would be very refreshing for my doc to have his own ideas and not always me and me asking for a referral for a specific doctor. It is darn old. But my husband should be asking for a few referrals, the pulmonary, and the gi doctor. I've had the referral dept even have me call for the appts. I think to myself, I should be getting paid their salary, what are they doing? Pretty annoyed today, sorry. Yesterday, a local choropractor was having interviews and just so happens that when I walked the day before, I hurt my leg pretty bad and wound up lying on the couch all day. I'll snap out of it, but sometimes it feels like just let something go my way or something. I believe in God and that there are reasons but this being not well at the same time as my husband gets to me somedays more than others. Thanks for letting me vent. Then I see a bill with a past due month's amt. and I know I never rec'd the bill. The finance charge is huge, yes, money can make you happy. lol. Have to laugh. Sometimes I wonder if they are doing it on purpose but hey with the economy nothing is impossible. Everyone seems like a crook--how did I get here? Oh yeah. I better call them anyway. Thanks for thinking of me Susie, I do appreciate it. Be well.  

straydog
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   Posted 3/5/2009 12:53 AM (GMT -7)   
OMG you do, do all the leg work for your drs office. Does he not have a staff that handles getting referrals and authorization from your insurance-how pathetic. I prefer to set my own appt only because I see so many drs regularly its easier for me to pick a date that is clear. They need to put you on payroll or give you a big discount, Wow.

Hope you can come up wth something good...Susie


Denim
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   Posted 3/5/2009 1:34 AM (GMT -7)   
Susie, the whole thing has been pathetic since we moved here and we both hurt ourselves. They do somethings, but yes, I do a lot and make calls. How else can you trust them to be setting you up with the right people. Even after a call, an office managed to mess that up, sying he wouldn't see you if he couldn't help you. Turned out to be a false statement, she should not have said that. I had my hopes raised only to be knocked down. He did offer to pay the co pay though--but this isn't my job, I wish it was, I know I could do a better job then most office staffers. Thanks again, I should be sleeping. Be well.   
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