I finally got the call for an appointment at the pain management clinic. I've been waiting since last October and they said it could take a year so I was thrilled to hear from them. I go on July 13th unless there is a cancellation, then I'm in earlier.
They said the appointment will take 3-4 hrs - is that normal? And they are also sending me orders for a bunch of bloodwork. I was told they are doing a full physical except for internal so not sure what else they'll do to me for so long. Has anyone been to an appointment that took this long? What do they do?
At least I am confident that they will do a thorough assessment. They are sending me some information in the mail and a 17 page booklet that I have to complete - no idea what this is either but it should be here this week. This is coming at a good time since I have been ordered to stay off work till at least the end of August. The orthopedic surgeon is referring me to a spine specialist out-of-province so I'm hoping that will happen before September too. I got the approval in the mail today from the provincial medical board for this appt to be covered by medicare; I hadn't even considered that they could refuse. phew!
So if anyone can give me any idea what this pain dr. appt might entail it would be great, I'm a bit nervous. I hate having no idea what's going to happen.