My new specialist isn’t going to be my savior. As a matter of fact I don’t think he even knows what CRPS is. He’s pretty sure with surgery and injections he can have me off the Lyrica, which he didn’t want to prescribe and muscle relaxers by the end of February. He doesn’t believe in medications at all, he told me so. He also told me if I was looking for medications, even something like Lyrica I should have stayed at my former pain management office.
When I tried to talk to him about my digestive system he stared at me blankly like he couldn’t figure out why we were discussing my digestive system when I was there for hip pain. He also couldn’t seem to get it through his skull that when he was pushing on my hip, it hurt because I have skin hypersensitivity, he wasn’t palpitating anything nor was the pressure from his hands doing anything more than making it feel like he was trying to rip off my skin, even after I told him.
He thinks if injections don’t help, we can just clip all the tendons around my hip, surgically, and cure my pain. If it was that easy, don’t you think I would be pain free by now? I mean, I wasn’t a huge fan of Amanda, but my pain management doctor wasn’t a complete idiot.
He didn’t want to talk about my hands, my legs, my arms, my back, my digestive system, my pain levels, the limp, nothing. If this guy is a CRPS expert, I’m royally screwed because I think I know more than him about it.
I do have a date for the magical hip injections, until then I get to suffer. Wish me luck.
PS: I’m not an idiot, I’m calling my primary tomorrow morning. I would have done it today but I was so disappointed and so dejected after leaving that office that I just wanted to come home and go to bed, which is what I did. Then I cried myself to sleep because if my future is in this guy’s hands, I might as well hang it up now. I’m done as a writer, any kind of socializing, I’ll probably have to live in bed because my pain will be too high to do anything else, especially if they do surgery and clip tendons that aren’t the problem.