I have so many things wrong with me that I should be seeing several types of doctors. Sadly, I am still not insured or on disability, even though I am considered permanently disabled.
Sometimes I make mental lists of who I need to see to take care of each thing I deal with or at least so it can be correctly documented so that I can follow up with disability. This requires researching what each specialist actually does and choosing the one that can take care of the most things. Which lead me to research what Orthopedists do.
Orthopedists deal with issues of the hips, knees, feet, ankles, shoulders, elbows, hands and spine. I have issues in all of these areas. Not only from the RSD (CRPS), but the actual connective tissues. Everything dislocates. I’m not quite sure if I need to see an Orthopedist or find a new Rheumatologist. I have been searching for one that is knowledgable of my issues and will listen, so far no luck there.
I feel like I am lost in some sort of chronic illness limbo where I eventually just give up. Currently I am in the “give up” state of mind, but then every once in awhile I decide there has to be someone out there that will help me. Someone that will listen and help me to live a better life. Even a little better would be great.
Gregg Schellack Orthopedist has shared some insight on orthopedic surgery if you want to know more about that. I’m not quite sure what can be done to help me. I just need help.
Have you been to an Orthopedist? Was it for an injury or chronic illness? I’ll still be over here researching specialists til I find what I need, but am always open to recommendations. I already see a Neurologist, but I need more help than he can give.
My Neurologist suggested that I find a good pain management doctor now. Something that most people with the things I have pretty much do first thing. I have put it off as long as possible, and I do believe I am hurting myself more because of it. I just didn’t want to be on the pain meds until there was no other option.
I want to have more good days. I don’t want to suffer simply for going on a quick grocery run. I want to talk a walk. I want to take a shower. I want to do so many things and I am just stuck.
I just wish I could find “the doctor”. The one that cares, the one that listens, the one that doesn’t just give up or only do what he already knows. One that reads the articles I send and researches things that are being done for others. One that wants to help me.
I know they are out there, I just need to find one! I have kids and I have a Grandbaby on the way. I need some more good days, please.
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