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  • Well I am both happy and sad after my appointment today. Sad that my PM didn't discuss my case with the surgeon and didn't increase my pain meds as I needed. However I now have a appointment to have a new MRI and a follow up appointment with the neurosurgeon.
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  • that is a step hopefully in the right direction. I still don't understand why nobody will put you on one of the long acting meds at least until they can figure out if something else can be done.

    The long acting opiates will not harm your organs like the fast acting that you are taking, require only once or twice a day dosing and would probably cover your chief complaint of not getting long enough relief.

    I will continue to follow your story and keep my fingers crossed that you get some relief soon.

    Good luck and keep us posted.
  • Wonder why and for what the PM wants blood test prior to the MRI? Could it be he wants to verify I am actually taking the meds he has prescribed. If so that makes me mad.
  • Rotty

    Have you have checked the medical college of georgia in AUGUSTA, GA? Atlanta is 110 miles away from Augusta, MCG is the biggest med school in the state. They even have a Spinal surgery team. Link below

    can send link ? just PM me

    If you cannot find anybody in Augusta there are tons of surgeons in Atlanta, good and bad. Theres the Shepard Spinal Center, its famous, Gwennie might know about it.

    link is below Good luck ;)

    Post edited to remove URLs to specific medical institutes and/or doctors. This is not permitted on Spine-Health

    Ron DiLauro, Spine-Health Administrator 03/09/10

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