Hello, newname, Kathy here, I also used to be afraid to speak up to my doctor, not because of his attitude, but due to he attitude of others before him. I really dislike that feeling. I do think these doctors know this also, and they know we are only going to rock the boat but so much.
Im telling you I agreed to getting this useless piece of metal in my back for just that reason. Against my better judgement, after a trial with this that had gone terribly wrong. I still had the surgery, just because I thought thats what my doctor wanted. I was very new to his office at this time, and although he gave no indication that he would kick me off his pain managment practice, I had this surgery that was completely useless for me.
I dont blame hiim, I do blame the fools before him for making me feel this way. He is wonderful and I am so glad to have found him. So believe me I know how you feel.
I had to begin to leave behind me the doctors who had mistreated me and realize that not all of them are alike. This was very hard for me to do. I had serious trust issues. But you have build yourself up and realize you do have certain rights also.
Good luck to you and take care.
degenerative disc disease, fibromyalgia, osteoarthritis, neuropathy, lumbar laminectomy july 1998 no help, rechargeable neurostimulator unit low right back w/lead wires to left side and right leg unit not working just sitting there.i am 57 years young in may will turn 58. i have 2 grown daughters, 25 and 29. i have 2 grandchildren, 9 year old grandaughter and 5 yr. old grandson