My workers compensation claim was made in the State of: Ga.
This is kind of a spin off of my Drugs vs. Pain thread.Tony if you think I should not have started a new thread for this & delete this I understand,it's just I got some new info. today.
Went to see my neurosurgeon today,just so he can see how I'm doing etc. ( even though I have not had surgery yet ).
I told him I have been in a lot of pain,especially my left arm(due to nerve impingement),I told him the vicodin is not helping me I seem to be in pain constantly.He told me vicodin is a strong drug & there is nothing else he can give me.Should I ask if I can go to a pain management clinic for my pain at least until surgery?
Also my wife made a comment to him saying she sees me in pain everyday,how I hardly sleep anymore-except out of pure exhaustion & she sees how depressed I am,& how she can see how all this is getting to me mentally.The Dr's response was if I was approved for surgery he would not do it because It's not good to do surgery on a person who is depressed & does not have a clear head.I took that as meaning the pain can't get to me mentally & until the pain does not get to me -no surgery.
I personally find this comment ridiculous,but maybe I'm just not thinking clearly