Oh Straydog....you make me laugh. I know exactly what you mean about having too many darn Dr.'s... I forget their names too. It makes me feel like I have Dimentia. Luckily my PCP takes care of most things not pain related so this year has been pretty easy for me...the only Dr. I DO NOT want to see is the Gastro...I had a Colonoscopy/Endoscopy done a few years ago at the same time...along with a 24 hour PH test..ya know, the one where they shove a tube in your nose to your tummy and hook a computer to it...then you have to hit a button whenever you have acid...they did such a good job that the tube tied itself in a knot in my tummy and it was hard for them to pull it out...ha ha that was fun...anyway, my PCP wants me to do it again....No Way!! So I have to use OTC meds for my GERD...I also have a Hiatal Hernia and my little "valve" that blocks acid doesn't work....Hmmmm....maybe I should go...HUH?
Anyway, don't feel bad about all the Dr.'s...at least you are well covered...
I hope your knees feel better, I wear a knee brace and it sucks...it still hurts all the time, so why wear it? but I do.
On the 29th of this month my son, Tyler is having surgery...He has a big tumor on his femur, called an Osteochondroma...it's so big and has a main artery wrapped around it, they want to take it out. He may have screws and plates when it's over...He's acting like it's ok, he's scared and I know it...Hell, I'm scared.
So, feel better....have a Merry Christmas..
I have been a spectator for so long..Now it's time to participate.......
Post Lamenectomy Syndrome, Spinal Stenosis, DDD....
1999 Hemi Lamenectomy/2005 Spinal Fusion(L4-S1)
Methadone 120 mg. a day/ 30 mg. Oxycodone as needed(up to 4 x a day)
High Blood Pressure: Lisinopril HCTZ 10 mg. daily
Type 2 Diabetes: (March 16, 2009)
Metformin HCL ER 1000 mg. at night..Glipizide 10mg. 2X in the morning
Lantus 35 units at bedtime with Solostar Pen