Yes,... as I said, she cut my Rx meds in half. (As of this week)
I've been seeing her every two weeks for months because of all my surgeries and the fact that I've been having complications and my blood work has yet to be stabilized. When I saw her last week, she said due to the travel, this time I could do 4 weeks....but normally I saw her every 2 weeks.
I will see her in 4 weeks time, and even then, who's to say the doc I see in November will even pick me up as a patient.
The first available appointment I could get with a PCP up here in NH wasn't until November....so yes, I have to travel to see her until that gets swapped over.
I do not have a PM doc in NH. On Friday I got the name of a PMC that works with my current PT's in NH, and my PCP in MA is writing a referral so I can go there.
Now that my PCP in MA has the PMC info here in NH and is doing the referral, I am calling Monday to schedule an appointment.
That is precisely why I'm so frustrated. I feel like I'm forever "starting over" and in between all those starts I'm working my butt off because they put the fear of God into me that I've got to push extra hard the next six months, as my window will close in terms of being able to maximize nerve regeneration.
That is why I am so uptight about not being handled more aggressively and not being treated in a way that LETS me push myself farther.
Does that make sense? I apologize Lahaina, I thought I wrote in the beginning that my doc had cut my pain meds in half.
I really was hoping for physician/s and PT's to look at this as I do, which is that I've got six months to make the most of this opportunity,...not string me along and make it harder for me to push myself.
I think that BECAUSE I've been through so much, I'm more on edge because I do not want to slip backwards and lose ground, and I have. Yes, I'm walking better on the treadmill, but my back is in so much pain, my core is so weak, my balance is deteriorating, and my shoulder is getting worse.
It's about more than: Walking better on the treadmill.
I've already taken 4 grams of Tylenol today and I cannot even finish the laundry. I tried to sweep the floor but my back flatly refused to participate.
Post Edited (Merrida) : 9/27/2013 4:22:50 PM (GMT-6)