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Update 3/5/2014 and 3/6/2014p
felipe_zx9r posted:
So my visit to the spine surgeon on 3/5 was really a waste of time. He told me the pain in my stomach or behind my stomach is normal as it's the bone still healing together and that there may be some slight grinding till it becomes completely solid. Ok as for the pain he expects to see some improvement over the next month or 2. He said in worse case we would do a minor surgery to remove the hardware that may be causing the inflammation that's causing the pain. He gave me a script for X-ray and sent me on my way.

3/6 was and interesting day at the pain Dr that first did my epidurals and other nerve block shot. We spoke and by the way I live in FL so I need to take a drug test whenever the prescribe narcotics. So with the pain getting worse and me not sleeping he changed my pain meds from Percocet 10-325 to Roxycodine. We'll here's where things start to get complicated. Here in Florida every pharmacist thinks your a pill/drug addict and they some how have the authority to deny your request to fill it. Thank god I knew I was going to have an issue filling it and tried a pharmacy around the corner from the dr. The pharmacist looks at me and just says no we don't have it. I said could you please check your computer, she said no we don't have it so I left back to the dr. The doctor was amazed that she didn't fill the prescription and prescribed me morphine. I took that back to the pharmacist and then she came up with some BS that I didn't live in the same city as pharmacy. I asked for her to please check what she can do for me and she said she would grant it one time exception. She informed me that this is not a Walgreens policy buddy policy that the pharmacist agree on. I am in the car waiting as we speak. FML
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davedsel2 responded:
Hello, Felipe. I am sorry things are not going too well with your doctor and pharmacist. The x-rays will show the hardware so that is a good thing, I am seeing so many people have trouble getting narcotic pain medication. That is so terrible. I am allergic to all narcotic drugs and can only take enteric coated aspirin and a muscle relaxer.

Remember, if you are not happy with the current doctor you should search for a new spinal specialist and a new physiatrist pain management specialist.

Please keep us updated. I will continue to pray for you.
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felipe_zx9r replied to davedsel2's response:
Thank you Dave for you kind words.

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