Wow I didn't know so many posts occured while I was in the ER yesterday with Renal Colic.
Thank you all for giving me some good advice...
Whitebeard - It seems to me I have asked you a question similar in content, in another post! Are you the only one keeps things together and makes things work?I have always been like my mother I feel sometimes the only person that can do anything right is if you do it yourself. I know I need to learn to ask for help. Heck it was painful mentally to ask my sister for help yesterday to take me to the ER when I was on my livingroom floor screaming. I think I'm trying to hold onto some sort of independence. You didn't come off wrong in your original post. I understood everything you meant. Sometimes we all have to step up to the plate with our health.
Stillrecovering - Wow Laurie, it sounds like you are dealing with the VA. LOL my husband gave up on the VA with his Gulf Syndrome. He uses private docs now they made him so mad!!!
I have to go back to the docs office again this morning.
Chutz - And IMHO your doc is being a real pain in the caboose by only trusting you with a few pills at a time. If you have not given her a reason to doubt you then you should get enough for at least 1 month. I have never given any doc reasons to be concerned I NEVER abuse my meds. She told me they can only prescribe a certain amount of pain meds at a time. I think its crap but who knows. would also like to add that once things settle down a bit you might consider looking for a new doctor...one who practices and works with a university/teaching hospital. They don't have as many issues with pain medications and they are on top of the latest technology. Yes as soon as I get into the PM I will find a doctor I live only 20 miles from Vanderbilt University. I realize there is nothing they can do about my condition but sometime somewhere they have to find something for PKD.
Once again thank you all for your advice it has been very comforting. Now if I can get through this day with still feeling the Renal Colic (not as bad as yesterday but still bad). Going to the Urologist to get my scan and records to send to the PM doc they don't even schedule an appointment until one of the doctors looks at it and thinks I'm a canidate or not. Then go to my PCP and express my concerns about prescriptions once a week.
Chronic Kidney Stones, PKD (Polycystic Kidney Disease), Chronic Kidney Failure, Severe Hypertension