I am absolutely thrilled that you have found the best doctor you have seen in a long time! Right now I am lucky and have that kind of doctor for myself. She knows me well enough to know if I even call that something is drastically wrong and usually will have something better waiting at the front desk for one of my family members to pick up and fill.
Unfortunately, I am also going through an unknown soon. My doctor is getting out of pain management and has sent me on to a PM doctor. I was supposed to see him this month but they didn't review my records in time, so I have to wait until February. When I stopped in at the new doctor's office to make an appointment, the place was PACKED. I am hoping that translates into meaning the doctor is excellent and not that the doctor will shuffle through patients too quickly trying to get them out the door.
She (my regular doctor) did tell me which of the 2 to see in this new practice because one will basically continue what we have been doing and the other newer guy will try and reinvent the wheel by sending me back for all the shots that didn't work, PT, etc.
Anyway, good for you. It is the most amazing feeling when you know you are being listened to and truly cared about
cervical fusion 2006, with great result
L4-5 surgery with cages, plates, and screws in 2005, I have continued pain
MEDS: Fentanyl patch, Norco, Celexa, trazodone, and Parafon Forte
Im going to smile like nothing is wrong, act like everything is perfect, and pretend its not hurting me.