Exactly.....I did not mean that our god given right is to be without pain by no means. But this health care we all are receiving is insane and needs to be really thought out as managing our pain and concerns the best we can. I agree that docs are not miracle workers, they make mistakes as well. Like my Pain Specialist he sees 3000 patients in his practice a year and that isn't including those who are new. He is the only PCP in a 200 mile radius and does his best to keep up with all of us that go to see him. There used to be four docs with him but two moved back east where they could make more money then the lowest state for wages in the nation...and one....well, let me tell you this story.
Ok when Dr Bilbo decided to move away she referred me to Dr Oakley who was the top leading Pain Specialist in MT for the Neurostimulator. I was two weeks from seeing him when he decided to fly a plane over UT and crashed killing himself. Well they called me to refer me to another doc and my last chance for a stimulator passed away with him.
Dr Davis since has left the service and I am left with Dr Shaubacher who has too many patients already and asks me every time I go to see him to restate my entire case to him each time. Pain docs are sometimes totally overwhelmed with patients and cannot seem to catch up with their patients through the day.
Anyway, I am glad to being at least seeing a pain doc and that he wishes to find out what the cause is for my pain. If nothing can be found I shall be placed for a pain pump and we shall see where that leads me. All I can do is jump through hoops and that too leaves me frustrated to no end with the entire health care system. Docs are in bed with so many pharmaceutical companies that its unnerving to all of us in pain.
Here is to better days and lessen pain!
HEALTH ISSUES: Herniated discs at S-1-L5, L5-L4, L4-L3. Two level fusion (2000); one level fusion (2002); Revision at L4-L3 (2003). Diagnosed with Failed Back Syndrome, Permanent Nerve damage and Chronic Pain
Kadian, Lexipro, Percocet, Temazapim, Lunista, and Robaxin.