I talked with my wife and she reminded me that we did talk with my family doctor about this issue. My family doctor was aware of my PM DR almost dropping me as a patient for calling one of his associates (about my pain) and showing up to the emergency room for my chronic back pain. So, my family doctor told me that he was the only PM DR that was able to manage my pain with a pain pump and that I should stay with him to get this fixed. She (my family doctor) told me that she won't intervene for several reasons (one being that the PM DR won't think kindly of her getting involved) which could make matters worse for me. She told me to hang in there and let him fix me. She (my family MD) said that she does not know him personally and that her getting involved my not do anything for me. My family doctor really do not want to get involved with this. I called my therapist today and talked to him about your comments and he too said that my family doctor would not want to get involved in problems like this. My therapist also said too that this might cause my PM DR to drop me as a patient. My therapist said that he agrees that this is unfair but with doctors in this field they are always over booked and are behind.
So, In the meantime like your said earlier his (PM DR) delays are affecting me both physically and psychologically.
What also bad is that the pain meds I'm on are not working very well anymore. This PM DR won't give me anything stronger either. I have asked several times.
So, I suffer
I can only hope that he starts and finished the dictation on me. I pray everyday asking GOD for this PM DR to finish the paperwork and do my surgery ASAP.
I do have a advocate though - it is one of the nurse's in the PM office (she is the only one who cares and knows my situation) I know that there is only so much she can do, but she tries by sending email reminders to the PM DR. As for the other nurse, I am wasting my time (she does not like me or want to help me). This nurse is almost always rude to me.
PS, my therapist told me to just preoccupy my mind with other things, so I try.
Anyway, thanks for listening