Good afternoon. *hugg* It is good to see you again. I hope it is a nice day outside where you are. It is georgous here.
However, i am soooo worried that someone of that profession would only feel one way towards pain meds??? Has anyone had experience with this?
I do not get that impression from any medical personel so far.... I get the distinct impression it is an assessment of the patient ~ What the patient needs physically to survive. Sometimes that involves oral medications.
long term use of pain meds as a bad thing?
I get the distinct impression (Big help hua? LOL) that the unified "goal" is to remove the pain or make it more managable with as little interverntion as possible. I truly believe the "goal" is to treat the "source" as well as possible. Thus increasing the quality of life of the patient. Just my "impression".
I have signed papers to allow him to speak to all of my doctors, including my PM, do u guys think this was smart, or should i have not?
ALL of my doctors communicate. That is what *I* require of them. Peroid. There is a standard form you can print out on all major hospital websites. Just make a bunch and mail em to all your doctors and care providers each year. No, I really don't care that some do not like what a few scattered doctors have "negativly" had to add to my medical records in the past. It ALL NEEDS to stay. I value the opinion of ALL those who I have run across during this journey. I care not if it is "good, bad, indifferant." I require those who are currently over seeing my care to all communicate. I do not posses the time nor the energy to relay information for them. I will not pretend like I have any kind of medical traing or back ground. That is their job. I would be very frightened if I ran any medical professional that felt they didnt need to communicate. *shiver*
I also think that ALL states should convert to registry for ALL medical records, tests, and medication / vaccinations. That would make my life a thousand times easier.
but im terrified that he might say something that might make my PM jumpy???
I do not think that that would be the case. These men and women train and study for decades before we "meet" them. Relax. It will be fine. Communication is a good thing.