Re: I am in terrible PAIN

From: Karla (
Fri Mar 16 07:45:42 2001

Karen and anyone suffering with pain unnecessarily,

There is NO reason for anyone to live in pain. The approach that has worked with me has been to arm myself with all of the information available regarding the patients bill of rights and adhesions. I present this information to my doctor...and I make sure they know that I understand this bill of rights...that I have the right to receive treatment for my pain. They cannot deny you medication.

I have had to do this twice. My primary care physician was very afraid of prescribing pain medications as my levels of tolerance to the meds decreased. Even after bringing this information to his attention for the second time he still had problems with it. For this reason, as well as for what I feel was very negligent care during my last hospitalization, I have moved to a new doctor. This doctor had been the weekend fill-in during my last hospitalization and was well aware of my pain. He had know problems upping my dosages and was totally understanding. He seemed to know more about my problems than my other doctor did in 2 years.

If that does not work than you need to visit the widomakers site. I think Helen Chalmers can give you more info on that.


> ----- Original Message ----- From: To: Multiple recipients of list ADHESIONS Sent: Friday, March 16, 2001 6:41 AM Subject: Re: I am in terrible PAIN

Hi Karen,

Thank you for the words of incouragement. I have started reading a lot of the sites that Helen Dynda sent me and they are really good. Fortunately with my mom, she lives in Florida and they are much much better about pain control than Kentucky. I wish all states would look at pain like Florida does. I used to live in Florida and never had a problem at all. My doctors were more than willing to keep me comfortable, but here it is like a whole different world. RUDE DR'S and all. My gynecologist here accused me of being a drug addict and having a very low tolerance for pain. I told him "If I had a low tolerance for pain I would have already put a bullet in my head" I know that probably was not the right thing to say but I was so mad i could have strangled him. My mom even called and talked to him and he told her I was a drug addict. I did give her permisson to speak with him and she let him have it too, but in a nicer way. I no longer see him of course, I try not to become mean with them anymore, because they can write anything they want to about you in the records. I guess the best thing to do is just go on to another.

Thanks again, Stacey

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