1/14: saw the pain dr. today. he was okay. Hasd me weight 1/2 hr while he viisted with some nurse/rep from a clinic. he seems down to earth tho and had a sense of humore. I did not do well cause I just did not feel like talking a lot and I find I just don;t want to relive the past ocer and over again. I will get the med. records sent to him so I casn have a better appt next month when we get togwther to talk about meds and what he can do for my back. I will also fax over the note from Dr. Z about what has ben done to my back. he made me walk, walk on toes and heels and bend forward and backward which was no big deal but when he pushed on the sac. joints, both sides, it was very painful and i pulled away from him. that caused him to write an order for an MRI. I am really impressed with the insurnce since these 2 guys are just sending me where they want me to go without appearing to be concerned about the HMO. Very reassuring.
We are going to try Vicodin and Ultram which is no big deal cause I have some Oxycotin in case the Vicondon is not the answer and it is oly for 1 month.
I don;t think these Dr.s stop tp think about the body as a whole. They just want to fnd an area they can fix and say they were successful. I would love to have the S. joints stop huritng and be able to sit and move better but the arthritis will also affect pther areas. I just need to get a better attitude.
I am working all day tomorrow, finishing the laundry and soups for Butch after the graduation. I will probably not get home until after 10pm and need to get out to the airport around 9am but at least ai can sleepon the plane.