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Posted by Krista on 8/20/2018, 7:13 pm
Went in to shoulder surgeon's office and they are booked solid this week, on vacation next week. Receptionist said to call after the long weekend and she'll try to fit me in sooner (my appt is Sept 24). BUT she said the waiting list is long. I said "6 months?" She said "6 months would be the best case". Ugh. Hopefully they can give me something for the pain. Cortisone shot honestly did nothing Aug 25 and I've been through 4 diff pain meds plus everything OTC.|
I hate that you have to
Posted by Delta on 8/21/2018, 9:42 pm, in reply to "Doc update"
wait so long to even hope for help from the pain. I hope that they have a cancellation on the surgery list and can slide you in waaaay before that. |
Posted by shirley on 8/21/2018, 8:56 am, in reply to "Doc update"
a long time to wait. Hope they move it up or fined something for the pain soon, dear friend.|
Hoping you will ...
Posted by Cindy on 8/21/2018, 12:47 am, in reply to "Doc update"
Get in sooner. I think it was smart move walking in as well! |
I'm sorry to hear this....
Posted by Sue on 8/21/2018, 8:07 am, in reply to "Hoping you will ..."
I know it's not the news you were hoping for, Krista.|
Posted by Krista on 8/21/2018, 8:28 am, in reply to "I'm sorry to hear this...."
My eyes popped out when I heard 6 months would be a "good day". I didn't even ask what the wait really is. I know a gal got in within a month but she was a family friend. When I see Dr. Fletcher I'm really going to stress that it's impacted my ability to teach (earn $$), my mental health and it truly is like someone is stabbing me with a knife since July 9. I have NO PROBLEM crying in her office. |
I can barely imagine another 6 weeks like this, let alone 6 MONTHS. I'll definitely be getting onto the cancellation list and tell her I could come at the drop of a hat. But I've heard almost everyone is on the cancellation list.
Will find out week of Sept 4 hopefully.
Re: Doc update
Posted by Paula on 8/20/2018, 10:55 pm, in reply to "Doc update"
Damn, that is a long wait! |
I'm glad you walked into the office. Sometime that's what you have to do to get a direct answer. Things over the phone can get so confusing and delayed but, once you are standing there, they have to do something with you!
Hope they can manage the pain soon!
Posted by Krista on 8/21/2018, 8:25 am, in reply to "Re: Doc update"
A friend who runs a special care home offered Morphine. Ray is really set against stuff like that due to addiction. I guess people with pain may not / do not "usually" get addicted unless they take more than they should. I will wait to see what the surgeon / specialist says. There's got to be something "out there" to help me. If we can get the pain subsiding, the wait won't be as hard. Thanks for your support. |
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