View Full Version : Another attempt at pain Dr on Thursday
07-13-2004, 03:57 AM
Wel I contacted another Pain Management Dr. that specializes in Lower Back pain. I told him I had my MRI results and that I have IC. He said to bring in all my paperwork and he would be willing to see me. He said he doesnt treat with injections and there is alot of methods they use. He did state medicine as one so maybe Ill get lucky this time. Who knows and not feeling to confident but its worth a whirl since driving in and out of Boston doesnt seem to be an option for me. Although I did like the injection option, I know painful but was hoping the end outcome would be worth it. I just dont see myself taking days and days off work in order to go to these appts. Especially since physical therapy I could do around here, But they wanted me to go there. Just too much and too crazy. So have to try new dr and see how that goes. wish me luck. I am not giving up that easy. There has to be a dr with feelings out there somewhere willing to have me sign a pain contract and keep me almost pain free..... Is it to much to ask? I dont think so. I am a great person, a great mom, I work hard and I didnt ask to have this damn disease. There has to be releif somewhere out there in the near future for me. I am too good of a person to have to deal with this. I am hopeful but not confident. I will keep you all posted. Thanks for listening!
07-13-2004, 05:20 AM
Please let me know how your appointment goes. TO me it sounds like he may be a good doctor.
I do know how you feel and I am right there with you...
07-13-2004, 05:27 AM
I hope this doc will be able to help you. You DO deserve to have your pain relieved. I'm sorry it's taking so long as so many of us have learned the hard way. Let us know how your app goes. Take care - Chris :grouphug:
07-13-2004, 05:40 AM
Who are you going to see? Have you tried a TENS unit....if not maybe you can get an Rx to try one when you see this Pain doc...
Hang in there....they've got to give yousomething that works (I hope!!)
07-13-2004, 06:01 AM
I'm sending you prayers I hope this doctor helps you get out of pain.
we do the best we can as mother's working going about our lifes the best as we can i do agree we didn't ask for this.
I hope he helps you
07-13-2004, 10:04 AM
(((Coleen)))) Wishing you much luck at your appt hun.. i hope things go well for you.. please keep us posted!
07-14-2004, 03:47 AM
I am going tomorrow to see Dr. Kim in framingham MA. have no idea what to exect except another co-pay of 30 per visit to all these different doctors. We shall see how it goes. I will try 25 more doctors if I have to!...
07-14-2004, 05:57 AM
Wishing you good luck! I think it is a terrible thing that it is so difficult to get adequate pain relief when you have chronic pain.
I still am in fear of what my appointment on 27 July will bring but am trying not to get too scared or worry too much.
07-14-2004, 08:07 AM
Well goo dluck to you also. I appreciate everyones support. I need to be my own advocate and I will NOT take No for an answer. I am the one living with this not them. And who are they to say NO anyway. The nerve... There has got to be someone out there that can set up a pain contract As I am not able to have all these appts for bladder instill this and time off for that!. Just need pain meds to get through and Ill be fine. As soon as the Elmiron kicks in Which it has only been three months with no difference yet!. What the hell I dont think its too much to ask. But apparently it is.. I am utterly fed up and *****y about the whole thing. No wonder they turn me away I am so frusterated and as soon as I hear anything negative thats when it is apparent that I am fed up. Oh well , the search continues....
07-16-2004, 07:30 PM
My gosh I know how you feel. I feel so fed up too! I walked out on my pain doc June 16th. gosh he just wore me down. he used emotional black mail, lied to me, made promises and break them, would out and out threaten me, would give hope and take it away. not only to me but he treated my mother the same way and a few people i spoke w/in the parking lot said he treated them the same.
I've been in pain since i was 11yrs old. i remember when (even just like 4-5yrs ago) i would go to the ER and the nurses would fluff my pillows, hold my hand and rub my back. docs would be like, oh is it your belly again? then before anything was done the doc would give me a shot for pain. it use to be, make the patient comfortable first then run test and see what's going on. i mean what the patient said was good enough now it's like you gotta go through hell & high water to prove yourself worthy of reliefe. even then they are still very stingy and treat you like you went and got a kidney stone/or bladder infection on purpose just to get pain meds. even if you have proof of your pain you're still treated like a big fat loser cuz breathing from your diaphram and gnawing on wood doesn't help.
I miss being treated w/Respect, Dignity, Honesty, Compassion and Sympathy. What does it take to be kind? what do these docs think? i don't like having to go to the docs all the time. i would love to be "free" to work ... i've painted houses since i was 15 yrs old and i make great money at it. i would love to be able to go shopping and to have nice things. living on disability doesn't make me happy. but i feel like (some/a lot) docs think i enjoy not working, going to school or just being able to be active. i dunno i just don't get it. i know pain is subjective, (that's an other 5,000 words. sorry so long and that i'm griping) but it's a great excuse for not treating pain these days.
Thank-You all for your support. i read someplace that there is a "gripe thread", i'll find it again. sorry still getting use to this web site. oooh ooouch there it goes again, bladder having bad spasms and lots of bleeding. feels like endometriosis in my bladder. uggg. take care all :) Lv, Kara
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