I agree with straydog maybe it is time to try and find another Pain Doctor that has the time to evaluate and treat (you) and their patients, or find a new PCP that is willing to treat (you) and their patients with respect and diginity and show them some compassion! I don't understand these Doctors, if their patients are in pain and they are not willing to treat the pain properly, then the least they can do, is send them to somebody that will treat them! And then follow through with it to make sure their patients pain is being treated properly and adequately controlled!!! We are talking about PEOPLE here, not machines or cattle or what ever! But real Human Beings that have feelings and emotions, and suffer needlessly with pain, and why? Just because some doctor is not willing to do their job and adequate treat their patients that suffer with pain. Why the heck did they even go into medicine, if they do not want to practice it properly???! There are all these medications that were made specificly to treat pain, they were made available specifically to Doctors so they could be prescribed and administered to their patients!! And now you have a bunch of Doctors that will not use them, for what ever reason! Well if they are not going to use the tools they have available to them to treat a specific patient, then they should not treat that patient at all, and then at the least, they should refer them to another Doctor that will treat them! Sorry for venting but this really tightens my jaws! You have southviewgirl suffering in pain for no good reason! Other than her PCP won't do her/his job and treat her properly! And then look at ElenorRigby's post, I honestly just don't understand that attitude, oh I know that that Doctors have regulations to follow and admistering some meds requires more work and it is a hassle for them, but that is part of the job! And they knew that when they started, it is part and parcel with being a Doctor! I know this is naive on my part to even say this, but I would like to think and hope that the reason a person becomes a Doctor is because they want to treat people and stop their suffering. And no amount of hassle is going to deter them from doing that! I guess that is just wishful thinking on my part!!! It seems more and more Doctors are happy and content with just only partially treating their paitients, and doing only part of their job, then leaving the rest for the patient to deal with! It just seems so wrong!
I am sorry for venting, but so many post from our members in our family here are like this, and that is sad! They should not have to suffer with pain like that!
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After spending nearly 22 1/2 years in the USAF, I retired in Sept, 1991. I then went back to school and became a licensed RN in 1994, and I worked on Oncology and then a Med Surg Unit, I became disabled in late 1999 and was approved SSD in early 2002!-- DDD, With herniated Disk at T-12 and L4-5. C5-C6 ACDF in Sep 2009, C6-C7 ACDF in Mar 1985, 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 I am White Beard with a White Beard!
Post Edited (White Beard) : 9/26/2010 11:38:37 PM (GMT-6)