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Old 03-22-2005, 10:53 AM   #1
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I am so scared.....doctors appt in 3 hours

Hello everyone...and thanks for reading. I find so much support on this board and I thank you all so much for it. I have an appt to see an orthopedic sugeon this afternoon and I'm scared to death. I picked up my MRI's yesterday and all the reports from other doctors that I will need to give to him. Since my accident I have had 2 months of Chiropractic care....4 months of pain management care including 3 injections and nothing has really helped me. My pain is such an inconvenience and gets in the way of my quality of life. (I know many of you know what I am talking about on that one!)
The hydrocodone and tramadol are not even cutting through the pain anymore and when I have one of my stabbing attacks to my back at night....nothing can touch the pain I feel. I'm just so tired of feeling sorry for myself and I'm hoping that this doctor can tell me something good that will help me. Had anyone out there had good experiences come from their first visit to their ortho sugeon? Will he prescribe me medicine that actually takes away the pain when it hits me? I'm just so full of questions for him...I took the apporpriate steps and I wrote eveything down that I want to talk with him about. Any advice before the my time to leave would be greatly appreciated! Thank you and god bless all of you ......hoping your pain subsides for the rest of the day!

 
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Old 03-22-2005, 11:05 AM   #2
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Re: I am so scared.....doctors appt in 3 hours

good luck, just remember surgeons dont like to rx meds unless they do surgery. they want to cut and nothing more. you will need a PCP or PM dr. to follow long term pain meds. you need to get the pain under control.
just remember back surgery doesn't always help with the pain. I also think you should get a 2nd opinion from maybe a neuro?
let us know how it goes
best to you
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Old 03-22-2005, 11:14 AM   #3
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Re: I am so scared.....doctors appt in 3 hours

Glad you have your appointment and are all prepared with reports, films and questions. Hope he is as wonderful as my spine specialist surgeon and I'll be thinking about you. Will look forward to hearing how things went. You are doing all you can to get back that quality of life you are missing out on.

 
Old 03-22-2005, 11:25 AM   #4
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Re: I am so scared.....doctors appt in 3 hours

Thank you...I will for sure let you know what happens after the appointment. I just hope that theres options for me out there...you know? Thanks again and I'll be back on later on tonight. Take care all of you~

 
Old 03-22-2005, 02:22 PM   #5
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Re: I am so scared.....doctors appt in 3 hours

Diva,

By now your back from the appt.

Hope it was a positive visit in that you liked Dr and he was able to give you some much needed answers.

all of us will anxiously await to hear EVERYTHING

Bionic

 
Old 03-22-2005, 03:33 PM   #6
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Hi
We are all here for you i hope it went well, either way please let us know how your appt. went that is what we are here for. To take care of each other.
shelley

 
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