Thank God for good nurses

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   Posted 1/27/2011 12:18 AM (GMT -6)   
As many of you may have read I had to leave the office before seeing my doctor last week after waiting for 45 minutes and therefore was unable to get my script for my pain meds and then found out that my wanna-be doctor went on vacation this week and never bothered to answer my messages before leaving. The earliest appointment I could make to get in to see her was Feb 28.

Well I had an inspiration and called the pain nurse yesterday and explained what was going on and she too thought it was totally BS and said she would see what she could do for me.

Well I got a call tonight around 6pm saying my script for my pain meds was waiting to be picked up. Looks like she went to another doctor at the clinic and got him to write the script. I don't know what the nurse told this other doctor but she came through. Needless to say I was out the door and headed for the clinic as soon as I hung up.

Upon getting home from the pharmacy I took my first dose in a week and now I am almost giddy with relief. I guess going from an 8 to a 3 will do that to a person. smilewinkgrin

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   Posted 1/27/2011 1:08 AM (GMT -6)   
Good for you Jim, glad this nurse came through for you. There are still some good nurses out there and I have been lucky enough to have some in some of my different drs offices. I always make sure that those that take good care of me, I take good care of them. Glad now you have the meds needed to get the pain level down.

Take care.
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   Posted 1/27/2011 1:46 AM (GMT -6)   
Good job, Jim!! Most people are intimidated by the medical community, although I don't know why. As I always told my kids when they were afraid to talk to someone who was "important" in their eyes. "They put their pants on one leg at a time, just like the rest of us. If you have a problem, start at the top and work your way down." It's served all of us well many times over.

You are an inspiration by your actions, Jim,
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   Posted 1/27/2011 2:34 AM (GMT -6)   
Nurses are suppose to be the patient advocate! The good ones are! They are not to judge you, but to obsever and help you, but always be your advocate and try to do what is best for you! Most of the time in a hospital setting the nurse knows more about the patient than the Doctor ever will know, and a good nurse will advocate and represent her/his patient to the patients Doctor and other medical staff. The nurse like the Doctor and all the other medical staff works for the Patient
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   Posted 1/27/2011 5:26 AM (GMT -6)   
Lucky you, Jim. I've seen far more of those nurses that paint you as a junkie than paint younas a patient. Keep her in your life wherever she goes to practice. Christmas cards too. Her kind are a blessing.

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   Posted 1/27/2011 7:09 AM (GMT -6)   
I am so glad for you Jim! Kind and caring nurses are a blessing!
Thank you for posting this.

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   Posted 1/27/2011 1:46 PM (GMT -6)   
I remember when I first got out if the hospital after u had been paryzed for a week. One of the nurses tried telling me opiates obviously didn't work on me. I replied, "what Re you talking about dilaudid abd opana both worked great! They let me function again." she said "you're not getting dilaudid or opana. Those are for cancer pain.". A NURSE, telling me what my treatment would be. The nerve of some people who have RN after their last names. My god.

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   Posted 1/27/2011 2:31 PM (GMT -6)   
I am so glad to hear you got your meds. Thank god is right! I do not see how they could of just left you hangin' in the first place, what a bunch of crap! Anyway, happy to hear it finally was worked out. Take care.
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   Posted 1/27/2011 3:58 PM (GMT -6)   
Woohoo for you Jim, I'm so glad this nurse was able to help you out...
Thanks for posting this.
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   Posted 1/27/2011 5:26 PM (GMT -6)   
Great news Jim!!!!! idea
I wish more people in the doctor offices where just a bit more understanding.
Even though they are over worked and there are SO many people to take's still something they are getting paid for and quite nicely, I might add.
Hoping all is well with everyone.
Still fighting through many bouts of pain with tension headaches, neck, etc.............
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   Posted 1/28/2011 8:12 AM (GMT -6)   
Jim, I am glad to hear that you found a good advocate for you and that you got your pain meds.

My doctor's office automatically goes to whatever doctor is on call to get approval for prescriptions and get them signed and mailed out to the patients. That is crazy that you had to jump through those hoops!

Trudy in Ohio
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