Sjkly - now THAT would be perfect, the patient getting to do surgery on the doctor!
On the flip side, I just typed a report where the patient had her ovaries removed laparoscopically and was not sure if hydrocodone or Percocet worked better for her, so the doctor sent her home with both. Right there is a different breed of doctor, the breed we CP patients are searching for. They are out there, I just wish they weren't the ones who are more difficult to find. It really should not be that way, but, unfortunately, the DEA has made many wary of all patients.
Shoot, if it weren't illegal, maybe the ovary patient could give the other half of medicine to the back surgery patient!!!!
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
To handle yourself, use your head...to handle others, use your heart
I'm going to smile like nothing is wrong, act like everything is perfect, and pretend its not hurting me.