Good Afternoon Greeneyedmonster,
I am very glad to meet you. I am new here aswell. I do hope you can introduce your wife to healing Well community. So much to learn from one another here. The support and feed back are truly a life saver.
My wife has degenerative disc desease. She has had 3 surgeries thus far. Her back is fused four levels up starting from S-1. She has had one fusion done in her cervical area and needs to have 3 more levels done. She has a bulging disc in her theracic also whisch is causing her the most pain.
Are you still in communication with the Doctor who did the fusions? How long ago was that done? Who is overseeing this latest surgery"3 more levels done"?
Long story short, we went to another hospital to get a second opinion because we were tired of the runaround here, yada yada yada, got a second opinion,
Second opinion about the need for x3 more fusions or for a differant methods of pain management? Gosh, im sorry if I ask alot of questions,
used their pain management doctor as suggested (without being released from the first PM doctor) ( we did't know) and now we have no pM doctor.
Did this other PM know the surgeon you are going to use for the x3 fusion? Did they know you were comming to them for a second opinion ... on the fusions?
Did they suggest someone else to use for the fusion process?
pyichiatrist for Pain Management? Does this sound right
I saw a Pain Psychologist for a VERY long time. We worked on so many things it would take me all day to list. We always had a full plate and alot to learn and integrate into my life. Miss Mary helped me so much. I know many others here use pain psychologists aswell.
She was taking delauded until last week. She has been taking percocet until this a.m. and is now out and starting to withdraw.
Those are some very serious medications. She needs to call her doctor to tell them she is withdrawling right away. It can be very dangerous to her health to withdrawl like that. The doctors usually have a gradual plan... It seems to me these planns take week if not MONTHS to get done. I have never heard of a psychiatrist taking care of withdrawl. Usually doctors are the ones who oversee, the gradual decrease / withdrawl meds. It is my understanding that it is a very precarious position, physically, and it is important to have a plann.
If this psychiatrist can't or won't help, what do we do?
What kind of psychologist are you seeing? did they say why she needed to go to that one in particular?
Sorry to bombard you with questiong, I know everyone else here is a wealth of knowlage and will be able to give sound advise for sure. I really hope everything is okay for you guys.
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|And sorry I could not travel both
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