I have been trying to get a hold of my Doctor, with no luck, I went in today to get another MRI of the Thorasic spine this time, and a bone scan, they gave me the injection right after the MRI and then I had to come back in 3 hours for the scan, they did a full body scan then went back and did a scan of just my spine.
While I was there I went up to the pain clinic to see if I could see my doctor, and see if he could increase my Percocet, I explained that my left arm was really getting bad, and I had been trying to get in contact with him for 2 or 3 days now. They said he was doing a epidural procedure, and would be in surgery in the early afternoon, but they wrote everything down and they said he would call me before the end of the day! We shall see!!!!! They told me not to take more of the percocet than what I was prescribed for break through. (To Late! for that) Anyway it was a good thing I stopped by, I told them I had my monthly refill appointment this coming Thursday at 815, they didn't have it down and it wasn't in the computer, I showed them the card they gave me for it, from my last appointment. Well they made me a new appointment at 830 that same day. Last time they did that I went up there for my refill appointment and they didn't have me down and I had to really raise cain to get them to let me see the Doctor and get my refill. He was really great about but he does have a couple of flakes that work at the front desk. I am being really nice by calling them FLAKES!! This is the third time this has happened, in 6 or so years, so it isn't really that bad I suppose, but it still is a hassle!!!.
Well it is 3:15 no call yet, I have plenty of meds, so it is no problem there, but I really would like to know what that MRI that I had last week showed and why I am having all this pain in my arm and neck! The MRI folks today would not release the results to me, they told me I had to talk to my doctor! I have been wearing my Cervical collar when I sleep and sometimes during the day and that helps some. I am being extremely careful till I find out what is going on! I am getting a little frustrated, I usually don't have any problem getitng in touch with him, I personally think he is getting to big of a patient load!
Anyway I will keep you posted as I find out!
I'm Retired USAF, went back to school and became an RN, and now am on full 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) : 5/15/2009 2:27:45 PM (GMT-6)