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JohnD
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   Posted 12/5/2007 6:01 AM (GMT -7)   
 
I'm just a bit irritated at my doctor now.
I'm recovering from my third back surgery since July and am frustrated about the fact I'm not seeing the results I was hoping for from the surgery. doc says" tuff, your in pain, deal with it. get over the fact you might be in pain the rest of your life." What the heck is that? some of these doctors think they know everything. No crap, I have to deal with it! that's the friggin point. I don't have to be happy about it! and pointing out the fact I could be worse off, how in the heck is that supposed to help? so now, what should I feel guilty for being upset about the reality I can't even look forward to "someday" not being in pain?  Give me a break! I'm thinking about finding a different doctor, one that is used to treating patients with chronic pain.

39, Married
Had problems (pain, bleeding, nausea) since age 13.


Dx'd with Crohn's in Spring of 1991.

Resection that December

Broke the L1(mid back) in 1999

went on Remicade in early 2004.

Pain Doc believes the LLQ pain are pinched nerves

Electrical spinal cord stimulator implant july 3, 17, Aug 27
on the third try now.. :( ..


Howlyncat
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   Posted 12/5/2007 7:25 AM (GMT -7)   
HI JOhn
Personally I would be looking for a different doc .....one that has some empathy towards you and your situation.....thats me .........

I have to be able to function daily and for that I have to have most of pain relieved( never gone) but at least at a level I can tolerate doing what I need to do
I look after my Dad with Alzheimers and also work p/t as a Homecare worker ( was a RN) but am not able to do that anymore

I am so bleeding sorry that you have been treated this way and I certainly hope you will find a doc that will let you live with dignity and some semblance of life w/o constant constant PAIN

I am lucky for sure MY doc will not let me live in pain and does listen to me ..........

All the best and again I am so sorry I could not be of more help .....but others here I am sure will be .....

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Chutz
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   Posted 12/5/2007 8:07 AM (GMT -7)   
I agree with Lyn...fire that boy and get yourself a new doc and a pain management specialist. You do NOT have to live in that kind of pain. Back surgery is risky and often you don't get relief but in the mean time you deserve humane treatment.

Please keep us posted...
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JohnD
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   Posted 12/5/2007 9:41 AM (GMT -7)   
I have a pain management doctor, he's the one who did the first two surgeries and blew it on both so I had a neurosurgeon fix the pain doctors screw up. it was my shrink that had those lovely words of encouragement.
My other problem is that I can't take any pain meds and still do the kind of work I do. my options are very limited, as far as I can tell.
39, Married
Had problems (pain, bleeding, nausea) since age 13.


Dx'd with Crohn's in Spring of 1991.

Resection that December

Broke the L1(mid back) in 1999

went on Remicade in early 2004.

Pain Doc believes the LLQ pain are pinched nerves

Electrical spinal cord stimulator implant july 3, 17, Aug 27
on the third try now.. :( ..


PAlady
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   Posted 12/5/2007 10:40 AM (GMT -7)   
I hear your struggles, JohnD, and have many of the same. And it's not always easy switching and finding other doctors. That's how you can look like you're drug seeking in many MD's eyes. In my community , there are few pain management specialists who will prescribe opiates. Most just do the high tech interventional stuff now. I say all of this as a health care professional myself. It should be one's right to find a doctor of choice, but it can backfire if you look too often. And finding a good one who understands chronic pain....another challenge altogether.

Foggie
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   Posted 12/6/2007 6:01 PM (GMT -7)   
Dear John,

You certainly have my empathy. I've had a few really bad experiences with doctors myself, and it really takes us off guard. I can understand someone having a bad day but there really isn't any excuse for such rudeness. I don't know if it's their huge egos or some kind of power trip to try and degrade someone in pain and suffering. Why pay someone to treat you like that? I say find a new doctor if that is possible. One with manners.
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