You are lucky only 5 samples this year, My Doc requires one from all his patients every refill visit. The last visit ( last Thursday) the collection cup I had, was equipped with an hinged plastic cap, and it broke off when I was closing it!!. I won't go into details but it spilled all over the place and I had a mess, to clean up! I was so mad at the time!Just as an added footnote I am on Sulfasalazine and that just made it worse! ( now I can laugh about it but I couldn't at the time it happened!) At this Pain clinic they give you a little brown paper bag with the specimen cup in it and you then go to the restroom and bring the bag back and sit with it till they call you back, and then they take the sample and label it and get your information, when you took your meds last and all that! You then go back to the waiting room and wait to be called, and brought back to an exam room, where the Doctor sees you! He is really Great but the check in kind of sucks! Anyway along with a less than half full broken specimen cup wrapped in paper towel, I gave them a piece of my mind telling them they need to invest their money in getting better specimen cups and changing their procedures!!
You know Scarred it has been over 30 years since I have been roller skating I used to love that, my daughters do that inline skating thing, and oh how I would love to be able to do that! So many things that I miss! And hunting I have not been hunting since I was a teenager, used to go Pheasant Hunting allot as a kid. I love fishing too and I haven't done any of that in a year or two! The lake I live at is stocked, and a kid just caught a 7 lb large mouth the other week!
I do wish you luck with getting that SCS!!, How long do you think it will be yet before you can get it? Take care of yourself Scarred and make sure you keep us all informed of your progress!
Wishing you the Best!
WHY is it that ONE flake can cause Dr.'s to assume that the next 5,000 patients would be stupid enough to do what this one patient does? Geez, in my condition putting on anything but Tennis shoes is taking a chance!
I'm so sorry this is taking so long for you to get approved!
Speaking of the pee pee test! I was told in January that 4 would be required (this is a Medicare rule) for the year. I see my PMD every 2 months and give a specimen everytime....last time I was probably 2 drops below the required amount and they literally threw the specimen out. I asked if I needed to do another and was told no we'll get it next time? Go figure?? The lab in this office is right across from the restroom and they do wait for you to come out!
The things we have to do to control the pain!
Post Edited (PAlady) : 8/20/2009 4:25:34 PM (GMT-6)