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meaningfulc1952 posted:
I have had chronic pain for more than 20 yrs. and yes, my husband is having TKR on May 1st. Talk about stressing. I remember the last summer when he had knee surgery and I was trying to help him the best that I could. Wow, it wore me out! This time, his sister is coming to help for a while and some friends will also help.

I hope this time it will be a bit easier for me to handle. Somehow, I know that this will be stressful. I wish that my PM dr. would help me more with my own meds. He is such a overly cautious dr. in my opinion. I am not the only patient that thinks that either. I talked to one of his patients a few months ago in the waiting room and she agreed too, that he is wayyyyy over the top about being too cautious.

Some of these Pain Mgt. drs. need to understand that we patients really do understand why they get so nervous about prescribing opiate meds and just treat our pain better. Don't you all agree?


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