My current pain management Doctor at the spinal pain clinic, I have been seeing him since 2005 or 2006, and I have been on contract wih him right from the beginning, and have had to do the monthly refill urine test each time, so I doubt that I will see any difference with my pain management, at least untill I sell my house and leave this area. However the changes does complicate things for me when I do leave the area! And it makes it that much harder for me to do so! I see this new new health care on the horizon as just adding to all the complications. It is really getting to be really scary times for all CP suffers! I often wonder how this is all going to end up! I am afraid that we all might see some very painful times ahead! I do hope I am wrong about that! But as we would say in my old military days, I sure don't get a warm fuzzy feeling about it, with the way things have been going!
Moderator Chronic Pain
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!