Welcome to HW, all of us here have CP and can definitely relate to the frustration I hear in your post. I feel bad for you because it sure sounds like you are trapped with your PMD. I don't think it really matters that he is the best of the best, from your post it sounds like he lacks the compassion and caring that you need! Have you verified what you were told about other MD's accepting PP patients?
Each of us has had to deal with our own disappointments of not being able to do the things we used to...you have come to the right place! The support and caring that is shared here helps make our days and challenges a lot easier to deal with!
Hi, I am sorry for all your problems and your pain. I can identify with you somewhat. I hurt all the time in my middle back. I got hurt 18 years ago on the job when I was lifting and something popped in my mid-back. I have suffered ever since. It is a burning, stabbing pain, like someone is taking a hot knife and just stabbing and twisting it over and over and over.The pain has been a 10 most of the time and never under a 4 or 5. I cry, I have Pity Parties, I whine and, like you, nobody wants to hear it anymore. I can't do anything other people can do. I envy people going places and having fun while I sit in my little ole recliner and take drugs and whine and hurt. I have 4 buldging disc in my cervical spine and have recently ruptured one and am going to have to have surgery, which won't help my mid-back because it is a tear that is unfixable.
I have also a lot of other health problems. I also am 61 and broke.
I am sorry that you are hurting and wish I could help.
God bless you!