So I followed up with my pain specialist (after Mayo trip). He told me to come back after. I'd already seen the Ortho who told me, "Let the pain specialist take over treatment because we can't do anything surgically."
After updating him on what Mayo said, and the Ortho said, I expected him to "take over" my pain relief control, including any pain related meds. Not so. His response was, "I don't need to handle your pain meds. You need to keep getting whatever you're using from whichever doctor is prescribing. Maybe your PCP should handle it all. I only want to see you if they (Ortho doc) want me to do injections. If so they need to fax over an order."
While he's telling me this he is escorting me to the discharge desk, where he grabs a business card and hands it to me, pointing out the fax number. What the heck kind of treatment was that? Did he not understand the Ortho docs wanted him to evaluate and treat with injections? Omg!!! Did I misunderstand, or does that sound like a "nice" way of him telling me he doesn't want me as a patient? My hubby was ticked off, saying "well his attitude to us has been standoffish the last two times I went with you.". What pain specialist doesn't want to know & control the pain related meds a patient is on? I'm really ticked off (again) just posting about it. So I guess I get to start back at square one with my PCP, seeing the Ortho doc, Neuro doc, and now that pain doc basically wrote me off. I hate this! Maybe I'll be better off with none of those docs. 🙏🌼