I will go to the site tomorrow if I'm feeling better. It's a struggle today to use
the computer and I don't want to force the issue with my body. : )
I did go to a rheumatologist that first seven months or so. There was a problem
with my opiods and his temper flared and he blew me outta his office like the
north wind. Absolute fury. (Of course, I understand NOW)
He was prescribing Vicodin for me those seven years ago. He was the one who told
me my pain would be chronic. He was the one who explained opiods to me.
At the same time I was seeing him, I went to a neurologist - he was a kindly
older man and he told me to stop taking the Vicodin immediately. He said that
it would destroy my liver. I stopped taken the Vicodin and started using the
Norco he prescribed. Of course, THAT didn't help matters and to make matters
worse I had broken the law!
I went back to my rheumatologist all excited and told him about
informative visit to ANOTHER doctor. I was in a new town.
My new primary care doctor had only seen me a couple of times. I had absolutely
no records of previous doctor visits.
I huddled in the primary care doctor's office for years. Nothing he gave me helped
(He tried them all) Finally, he gave up and I went to a pain clinic and started
getting some help. Accupuncture (useless for me) and Methadone (Of some help)
I don't have a rheumatolgist AGAIN. I see a pain doctor who doesn't
speak. My visits can be about
five minutes. At that time he writes my prescript
for Methadone. (It's not a totally wrong thing to do BUT I'm not getting much
help from the medication. ) He always suggests the pain pump but I don't want
it until I understand just a bit more about
my condition. I'm terrified of yet more
pain with the pump. (I know others are afraid too.) There are other health
It seems I fell through the cracks. Nobody knew what to do with me. There was only
the one Rheumatologist around. I knew NOTHING. I am going to a new primary
care doctor Friday. At that time I will ask for an appoitment with a rheumatologist.
After my cervical spine MRI, my pain doctor told me there was nothing that can
be done. There just about
HAS to be some little thing that can be done - and not
the pump. Not just yet. I have quite a distance to go. (Hopefully)
Thank you. I will return when I have informed myself a bit.