Lindaloo, I am hoping that this was a great move. I feel more comfortable having my PCP then the PMS. As of now, I can't get another PMS in the area. My PCP knows that but if necessary he will work with me to do what he can to find one.
Skeye, Don't think you can get rid of me just by a little trip like Arizona. I don't go anywhere without my computer. I never get away from work that long. I took a cruise with my wife 3 years ago and It was difficult to be out of contact that long. Even though the PMS stated that the leads being torn loose is not that big of a deal, it is hard to trust him. I see my surgeon after I get back from the trip and he is one that I trust. If I had to have it redone, I would trust the surgeon, I would not look forward to the PMS helping. I agree with you, I think there are times when a PCP is better than the specialists. I know there is a reason for the specialists but the PCP seems to have a great compassion. My PCP studied counseling under the author of several books that I use in the school and we have had some interesting discussions.
I still wonder why the PMS had a change of mind so fast. I hate to think that he would do it because he did not want to change his approach. There are to many people that will be going in his door. Let me kknow when you are heading to Oregon.
Hold that thought...I'm a great believer that everything happens for a reason! It sounds like you need to have your PCP work with you for now. Hopefully, together you will find a compassionate/caring PMD who is an expert on SCS patients!