Welcome to Healing Well. I am so glad you found us as we have a great group of people here and we understand pain all too well. With it being a holiday the board is runnign a little slow today.
I am so sorry to hear what all you have gone thru. As one of the posters said, you really have been through the wringer. I can tell you, yes, these drs are running so scared it does not surprise me at all what your dr did. And you are right, they do not care what the circumstances are of the patient, very unforgiving.
I am assuming you have a PCP that handles your diabetes right? Have you asked the PCP to ref you to a pain mgt dr? If not, then by all means do so. Most pain mgt drs will not see a patient without a referral. Its kind of rare to find a PCP willing to treat pain patient. We have a few on here that see's the PCP, but those are few and far in between.
I hope you wil decide to hang out with us. We really do have alot of fun and look out for each other.