Hello I'm new to this forum, but I really need a place to vent. I've been dealing with chronic pain for 18 years now. Originally hurt my back in a car accident and like most idiots didn't get it looked at until it was too late I thought going on pain meds 4 years spent thousands on everything from Chiropractic to acupuncture to inversion therapy. Eventually I had my L4 through S1 fused. And then about a year later was diagnosed with ankylosing spondylitis.
Started taking the actual painkillers shortly before my surgery and honestly they are the only reason I can get up in the morning and sleep at nite. About a year ago my Dr was arrested for tax evasion. It then took me 4 months to even get another doctor to agree to see me. And I've been going to that doctor ever since and it's gone well. Unfortunately last Thursday the day before I'm supposed to get my refill my doctor sadly died. When his office lady called all she said was the doctor has passed away you need to find a new doctor. And after spending all day Friday calling 100 offices again I was told all the pain clinics have a 3 to 5 month wait. And as soon as anybody here's the word pain they immediately say they can't take me as a patient.
Sorry for the giant wall of text any advice on the matter would be greatly appreciated I honestly don't think I'd survive another 4 month wait