I'm so behind in reading/posting....! But I just wanted to tell you that I'm sorry for your ER visit.... but I'm glad you got a nice doctor.
I don't know about you - but I have this thing that EVERY time I think the worst will happen (that they'll make judgments re: my meds... I'll get a horrible doc... whatever) - things tend to go ok. But the second I let my guard down and think everything will go ok - then that's when I have a horrendous experience!! It never fails.
Yes, I hate the ER.... but it's somewhere I have to go about once every 2 months or so. I frequently need IV fluids or extra support pain-wise. I carry a note in my wallet.... written by my pain doc.... that says I'm allowed ER visits for acute pain needs and to call him w/ any questions. EVEN w/ that.... I've had those horrible experiences we all know about.
I've gotten over a lot of my ER-hatred.... because they know me... know my doctors support me.... and know I'll speak up if they treat me horribly .... but I still hate going.
Anyway, I hope your pain improves.... and that you have a good appointment w/ your surgeon. Please update us as you can.... I'm sorry you are going through this extra pain, though, Mindy. Not what you need, for sure. Hang in there. --Tina