The pain clinic where I go shares a waiting room with with two other clinics on three different sides of the waiting room is a different clinic. Well when you first go up to the Pain clinic and sign in, they give you your cup with your name sticker on it, and you walk across the waiting room to the rest rooms and go fill your cup and then bring back to them. Well I guess they thought that was tacky, so now they give you your cup and a brown paper lunch bag, and you walk across the waiting room to the rest rooms and fill your cup and put it in the brown paper bag, and then sit in the waiting room untill they call you back. Where you answer a bunch of questions, and sign and initial in three places, and then they put you in your exam room anf wait for the Doc. It takes a little getting use to, and at first I was really insulted, but the pain Doc is the best Doctor I have ever had! Bar none! He's the best! He takes his time and he listens to you, heck when I told him I was having marital problems he got me a counselor, one that even takes medicare, which is really hard to find in my area! He does it all! So I figure sitting in a waiting room with a brown bag with a container full of pee in it, although not ideal, is a small price to pay. But if he wasn't such a good Doc I sure wouldn't do it! Or would I? To keep the CP under control dignity be D***** any thing to keep the pain at bay!
I'm Retired USAF, went back to school and became an RN, and now am on ful disalbility!
Degenerative Disc (affecting mostly the thorasic disc but all levels involved), C6/7 laminectomy/diskectomy& fusion, Osteoarthritis, Ulcerative colitis, Chronic Pain, Fibromyalgia, Complex Sleep Apnea, and host of other things to spice up my life!(NOT!)
Medications: Oxycontin, Percocet, Baclofen, Sulfasalazine, Metoprolol, Folic Acid, Supplemental O2 at 3lpm with VPAP Adapt SV
Post Edited (White Beard) : 3/18/2009 3:10:22 PM (GMT-6)