Yesterday I went to my first appointment with the Pain Management Doctor. I liked the doctor. He Listened, reviewed all my information, asked me about my expectations, informed me of what he could do. Requested that I make a couple other specialist apart of my team. Prescribed medication that could help with my pain as well as treat other symptoms I am having.
There is an aspect of the visit that I struggle with. I had to sign a contract. Well actually two contracts. That was beyond weird for me. I am sure for some people these contracts are necessary but I have never abused illegal or prescribed substances/ medication. Talking about it made me cry. Do not want to be lumped together with drug abusers when all I have is chronic pain due to my illness. I know that is the world we live in but I want to be looked at as who I am. ..an individual.