I hope you have luck with this new Dr. I can certainly attest after years of bad one's...my last Neurosurgeon and Pain Mgmt. Dr. are the most wonderful and caring men I know! I have actually become friends with my PM outside of our appts. so I have learned so many things from 'their' side too.
So..keep faith that there are great Dr.'s out there that truly want to help you live the best life with our chronic pain..There are dozens and dozens of modalities which I try to take advantage of every single one to deal with my pain..
A good PM along with our Pharmacist..a therapist, possibly surgeon, family and friends are all part of our 'team' and crucial to our chronic pain..
I will send some prayers your way that this will be the one for you! It sounds like you are handling it well with a possible transition...for me..I believe that total honesty with each Dr. about
your intentions..(ie getting another opinion) is the way to go..
Take care and keep us posted..
SB and "the pup who snores loudly"
ACDF C5-C7, (no hardware), with autograft bone Nov. 2001
(reabsorption of bone 2 years later...still lost in body..expect to burp it out at anytime..haha"))
ACDF with hardware, allograft bone Nov. 2005
Anterior and Posterior CDF, allograft bone with BMP, removal of old hardware, use of titanium plates, rods, screws, & kitchen sink (lol) Dec 2006
PM since 2006