I had an MRI mid April that revealed a central herniation L5/S1. Ortho said that I was not a surgical candidate and referred me to pain management specialist.
Within the past 2 months, my symptoms have become SO SEVERE that I am completely bedridden, and can only walk the 15 yards to bathroom with walker or two canes. Cannot stand or sit upright. The pain is beyond excruciating.
Had called original ortho for new appt and gave list of new symptoms, and doc totally blew me off. Said I was not operable based on last appointment, and did not even take the fact that I am now totally disabled into account. Obviously, something has changed, and gotten worse...why would he blow me off to the point of refusing to even see me?
He said that if the pain mgmt doc wanted to order a new MRI, I'd have to go thru him.
It is hard enough being in this much pain without it being this difficult to even recieve any sort of care whatsoever.
Just needed a place to vent.