Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Manage Pain or Not?

So I had made the decision that I would NOT call the pain management doc and just deal with the discomfort.  I think my weight is exacerbating the problem so as I lose it, I will lose the pain as well.  This afternoon, the pain management office left a message for me saying they received my paperwork and referral from my pcp and to go ahead and give them a call for an appointment.  OK...first off, what office does this?  Seriously, who is this proactive?  I NEVER have offices call me unless it's to confirm an appointment..never make an appointment.  So is this a sign?  I don't know what to do now...because I had my mind made up but now I'm thinking maybe I'm meant to go to this other office or something.  I realize it's not a big decision but I've been taking so much time off work and still have a lot of appointments to go with my lapband stuff that I'm just not sure I want to pursue this issue right now.  Thoughts?

ETA:  I swear I'm not this wishy washy!  I seem to have lost all ability to make a simple decision in my life.  PATHETIC!


amandakiska said...

I think it is a sign that you should see the pain specialist. Go once and if it is BS, don't go again.

Barbara said...

If you are in pain, take care of it..but just a bit of warning.. if they do give you prescription pain meds make sure you ask about stool softners and other things that you need to keep yourself going.. my DH is on several PM and this is the biggest issue he has..
Over time as you lose weight you will be able to come off any meds.. so don't fret about that.

Jenny said...

Its not a big deal if you go. If you're in paid you're probably not going to excersise and if you're like me you're going to crave the comfort food! Go see the doc. (Just my opinion) :)

Miss Tori said...

I'd suggest going and seeing what they have to say. They might surprise you and give you options that doesn't include medications. It's up to you whether you want to take an Rx or not.