I went to my pcp appointment today about
my back today
I thought for sure that she would increase my pain meds in one way or another, but she didn't. She examined me and we discussed me getting another MRI of my thoracic and lumbar spine. I agreed because it's been a year or so since I've had one. We also discussed me seeing the neurosurgeon again that I saw before about
getting the (I forgot what it's called) where they put cement in the spine where the compression fracture is at tll. I told her ok. I told her that I thought I wanted to have it done now. She told me she was going to send a script
into my pharmacy that is for muscle spasms. I said ok. When Jerome went to pick it up, come to find out it's capsaisin(sp?) cream and my insurance doesn't cover it because it's over the counter. I bought it over the counter when she prescribed it the last time and it didn't do that much for my pain. So, Jerome came home and told me what it was and that the insurance doesn't cover it. I called my drs office and my dr. had already left. I told the receptionist about
my insurance not covering the cream. She said "Do they want another kind of cream?" I said I don't know but I just want something to help this pain in my back. I wasn't nasty. I just stated the fact. She said she would get a nurse to call me, but I haven't heard a word from anyone. Later when I get up I'm calling back.
Needless to say, I'm really upset. I just wish she (my dr.) could walk in my shoes for a week, then she might do things differently. Don't get me wrong, I wouldn't wish this pain on my worst enemy, ya know what I mean?
I hope you all are having a low pain night and are getting a good night's sleep. Take care everyone.
love and hugs
Dx: osteoarthritis, bursitis in left hip, Osteoarthrits in right hip, compression fracture in thoracic spine due to falling on frozen ground March 2001 , ddd, spinal stenosis, bone spurs, osteoarthritis in spine, osteoarthritis in both knees