As far as you doing the household chores and walking the dog, until your mobility is better and your pain in better controlled, tell your "hubbie" to go take a flying leap! You can't run the risk of injuring yourself further by over-extending yourself doing chores or getting dragged around by an overzealous pet.
Now for your Doctor. There is NO EXCUSE for you to be waiting on a simple piece of paperwork like a script for PT Transportation. Get on the phone and call the doctor's office first thing in the AM. Ask to talk to your DR's Nurse...that's the person that really controls the flow of patients and other tasks that the DR does during the day. Explain the urgency for you to get the prescription to the nurse, as she can expedite getting the DR to sign off on the script. I have to go this route myself every time I need to get my pain meds refilled. If I followed "standard procedure", I would have to call the pharmacy to fax the request to the DR's office, hope they got the fax and matched it up with my chart, put it on the DR's desk, where it can sit for up to 48 hrs before being signed off on, then hope it gets faxed back to the right pharmacy, then wait who knows how long for them to get it filled. Needless to say, calling my request in straight to the nurse isn't SOP, but she understands my predicament, and doesn't mind me doing an end run around the "proper procedure". If you don't get through to the nurse right away, say you end up having to leave a message, call them back if you haven't heard from them within a couple of hours. There's an old saying that the squeeky wheel gets the grease, and that's true when it comes to dealing with DRs these days. If your DR continues to be inattentive to your needs, you may want to consider finding a new one. Just a thought.
If you don't get any results in a timely fashion from your DR, by all means, follow up with researching what local programs are available in your area. Even in rural areas, there are usually programs in place to help with transportation for people in need.
Good luck to you and keep us updated on how things are going for you.
•On Disability for: Chronic Migraines, serious Back and Knee problems (will need surgery eventually), moderate Depression, Anxiety/Panic disorder, TMJ, stomach problems
•Divorced, 45, spawn-free
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