So I signed a pain contract with my PCP - on the same appointment that she started a referral to see a pain doctor - I start seeing the new pain specialist in January.
I have no problem with a pain management contract - they make complete sense to me - protecting the doctor - the clinic - and myself.
The problem that I'm having is that I found out on Tuesday what the date for my gastric bypass was. It then dawned on me that without some cooperation between my surgeon and my PCP I'll be in violation of the pain contract. It stated that I can/will not receive treatment for pain in any form from another doctor - and that I'll only get my prescript
ions filled at the CVS I use.
I called my PCP on Tuesday giving them the surgery date and asking about
the pain contract - I got called back and was told I was right - I would be in violation of the contract - she took down my surgeons name - and said they'd call back on Wednesday. Well I hadn't heard anything from them and went in for my pre-op appointment today. My surgeon gave me a script
for liquid oxycodone - it's a stomach operation and he wants all his patients on liquids only for the first week - even crushing my meds isn't good enough for him that week. I told him about
my contract so he told me to just take the script
call my PCP and that she could take the script
and rewrite it. I know that I can't fill this script
without breaching the contract. I called my PCP today was told I'd be called back today after 4pm - wasn't called back. I don't need the script
yet - and wont until I get out of the hospital. BUT - what do I do if they dont call me back? I was figuring giving them until Thursday and then going in to wait for someone to talk to. But now I'm worried that the surgeon even writing me the script
Does anyone have any thoughts? This is the first problem I've had with this doctor who has never given me any problems before now - and she's an awesome doctor. I know the pain contracts were something they had just started doing a couple months ago - so I might very well be the first person they've encountered with the problem.
It's this whole - I signed it - and even being put under for the surgery would "technically" be in breach of the contract.
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"Cause when push comes to shove You taste what you're made of, You might bend, till you break Cause its all you can take; On your knees you look up Decide you've had enough, You get mad you get strong Wipe your hands shake it off, Then you Stand" From "Stand" by Rascal Flatts
Dx.: Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome, Ulcerlative Colitis, Chronic Inflammation of the Colon, Ruptured & Fused L4-L5-S1 w/pinched nerves, Degenerative Disc Disease, Chronic Costochondritis, Back Muscle Spasms, Asthma, Benign Tremmors (hands)