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left work early again today. Had called the NS office and was told that I would have to wait until Dr Russell to comes back, because his partner doesn't give meds to patients who aren't his own.

My husband is LIVID! He feels that they are denying me care, which they are. It's not Dr Russell's fault, he doesn't know what is going on, but he will on Monday. My husband wants to call our lawyer, but I really don't want it to go that far. Dr Russell, himself, has been very good to me.

The pain was bad enough today that my blood pressure rose to 164/102 and I promptly went to the ER. They called my NS's partner and he again told me to see Dr Russell on Monday. The ER doc was very apologetic and gave me a shot of Demerol and Phenergan and some mepergan to take home with me.

I am not a happy camper. I'm sure another MRI or CT scan is in my future. Something is really wrong, and I don't appreciate my NS office giving me the runaround. Even the ER nurse was appalled at their refusal to do anything for me.

I think the office staff thought I was drug seeking or something. I only take one hydrocodone and one Soma a day, so what gives?

Anyway, thanks for letting me vent. It has been a very frustrating week.

God bless,


C4-5 noncompressive disc displacement
C5-6 compressive disc displacement
C6-7 broad based disc protrusion encroaching on the anterioposterior aspect of the spinal canal.
ACDF C6-7 5/13/03 with titanium plate,4 screws, and no collar postop.