HazelB- your post caught my interest with what you said about being the one who lectured until you went through it yourself. IMO, that is exactly what every doctor needs to go through before being granted their degree! Make them go through a set amount of time with pain, or have to live with someone in chronic pain and see how they are treated. It certainly would be the education experience of a lifetime.
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.