I certainly understand what everyone means about
the PA's. My last PA in the pain Dr.s office was tolerable. His name was Jerry and he was very nice, at least. But this new one, whew! He can't find his elbow in an elbow pile. Everything I ask him, he says, well let me ask the DR. Then, after I ask about
three or four things, you know he is going to forget something and he does.
I told the Dr., no more PA. He doesn't know what he is doing. She said, OK. I've been going to her for almost ten years now, so she said that I could stay on her schedule. But she remarked, "I'd rather have him ask questions than not ask." I said, sure, but when does he graduate from your apron strings? He has been here a year! It's annoying.
I have one of my friends for a long time treat me as though I take "too many pain pills". She is a Dr. Oz watcher and is always reporting back to me the ills of narcotics. It doesn't matter how I try to explain to her, she just doesn't get it. I know how you all feel when some people look at you funny. It's not a nice feeling, for sure. Maybe that's why she has distanced herself from me in the last year or so. Just thought of that. Hmmmm, Oh well, I have my friends here and they all understand what I am going through with my fibro and bad back.
God bless you all.
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