Thanks for posting this update. I hope all goes well with you.
I really feel what you are going through. I hope you are able to find a new doctor soon and one that is sympathetic to your situation! It is rough facing withdrawl symptoms and not having medical professionals address that for you. I just want to say, don't give up. You will find someone soon that will help you and get you back on track.
As for the pending surgery, I don't know quite what to say, except take one step at a time. First the doctor, then the evaluation, then the withdrawl address, then talk about
future surgery. You will get there. Again my heart goes out to you.
Please keep posting and let us know how you are doing. You might want to start an additional thread that is more specific to you. By the way, welcome to the forum. I'm glad you are here!
Wishing you the best hon,
Moderator Chronic Pain
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