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Pain Care Physicians of Charleston – Dr. John Bailey and my fees

ShareTweet Dr. Bailey is my new Pain Management Doctor. His card says: American Board of Anesthesiology American Board of Addiction Medicine ASCP- Board Certification Advanced Psychopharmacology American Board of Pain Medicine ABMS-Board Certification Pain Medicine Courtesy Associate Professor- University of Florida Fellowships: Advanced Interventional Pain Medicine and Addiction Medicine I’ve had pain injection procedures with Dr. Bailey soon after they didn’t work with Dr. Tavel.  Dr. Bailey took three times as much time as Dr. Tavel.  He managed my versed better, in intervals instead of all at once.  He took the time to find the nerve, let it heat up so I could notice it, then send a small pulse to make the muscle jump, then after all four were set up, burned the nerves.  It took six to eight weeks to heal.  But it worked this time.  I didn’t … Read entire article »

Filed under: Health/Nutrition, pharmaceuticals, Unexpectations

My experience with Dr. Tavel and Pain Specialists of Charleston

ShareTweet Okay.  So where do I start? I started seeing a Pain Specialist, when my doctor felt that he couldn’t be responsible for my pain management.  After an MRI, One of the PA’s at Pain Specialists of Charleston read the report and freaked out, briefly. Then she immediately prescribed opioid prescriptions for me.  It was like a light went on and they finally realized “oh this must hurt” really? So, then I was faced with the whole SC State Controlled informed consent paperwork. I chose one doctor and one pharmacy.  Along with this, I was introduced with monthly urinalysis. Before I go any further, I want you to know that my monthly urinalysis, is done through this doctor’s office, and billed through them, not through the lab, directly.  This bill is $1150/month.  Per month!!! Because … Read entire article »

Filed under: Creative Chaos, Health/Nutrition, LowCountry, pharmaceuticals, politics and religion

South Carolina Opioiod Informed Consent Use Policies

ShareTweet As an Informed Consent Use Policy is a paper you sign with your pain management doctor. It states that you will receive your opioid prescriptions from one doctor and have them filled with one pharmacy.  I, personally, have two pharmacies on mine because I don’t usually fill my own prescriptions and I wanted those that do that errand for me to choose between two nearest to our home. Medscape author Jennifer Bolin, JD, states about Informed Consent: The physician should discuss the risks and benefits of the use of controlled substances with the patient, persons designated by the patient, or with the patient’s surrogate or guardian if the patient is incompetent. Note: The patient should receive prescriptions from one physician and one pharmacy where possible. Treatment agreement language pertains to high-risk patients or those with … Read entire article »

Filed under: pharmaceuticals

My personal secret, coming out of my cave to speak about my disability

ShareTweet Hello friends and family, I’m sorry for the distance between my posts. I hope that when new people find my pages, they find enough to enjoy, but I do always wish they had something new to keep them coming back, so I’m working on several new posts to come out in the next few days. Tonight, I want to tell you a little secret that may not be secret to many of you, but I’m going public with it now. I’ve spent the last year, or more, holding down my bed. Literally. My prescriptions total up to 30 now and I’ve gained 100 pounds of my lost 160, from my weight loss surgery, in less than six months. They always say that you gained it slow, don’t expect to lose it slow.. but I didn’t … Read entire article »

Filed under: depression, diet, Health/Nutrition, iron infusions, LowCountry, pharmaceuticals, WLS

Transdermal Patch equals non-stick

ShareTweet Years ago, I used to live on a transdermal Duragesic/Fentanyl pain patch.  I had tons of trouble with the adhesive.  It had to have the side taped..  the glue inflamed my skin, etc.  It was a patch you change every three days. Well, my medical pain has advanced, now.  I am now in the process of trying another new transdermal patch, that isn’t generic, like the one I mentioned below.  This, with a savings card, cost over $60. Now imagine my surprise, this morning (less than 24 hours later) that the patch was almost completely off my skin??? Now what is wrong with this picture.  Another pharmaceutical nightmare or a non-latex issue. I ordered this biofilm stuff from the pharmacy. You have probably seen it covering an IV in the hospital.  It doesn’t need … Read entire article »

Filed under: pharmaceuticals, WLS

Living withing Reach

ShareTweet I’ve considered over and over if I should write this post. I’ve been giving a lot about my personal life away, lately, for the sake of honesty and integrity in blogging and hoping that others out there don’t think that they are alone, in any way. I live within reach. This means that everything I may need or want has to be within reach of me. I fell off the bed, the other night, trying to reach for something.  I yelled “help” for over an hour, before someone in my house, woke up for other reasons and could hear me.  Helping me up was torture and only added to my pain, but I’m okay. But, this only re-enforces the idea of living within reach..  Except for when I was on the floor I’m in … Read entire article »

Filed under: Creative Chaos, Creative Domestication, depression, Featured, Health/Nutrition, Unexpectations

OCD trapped in a disabled body

ShareTweet I have always had obsessive compulsive tendencies in my home and environment.  Things had to have a place and be in their place.  Its like living company ready, all the time.  I still wish I could do that. But, I can’t. My body is too broken and my mind won’t stop this OCD.  I, often, hurt myself trying to fix things so they are just how they should be and all that does is put me into bed a few extra days that I could have had to do something fulfilling If you have or know someone who has OCD tendencies, can you imagine having a disabled broken body? Its a living nightmare to not be able to do stupid little things that bug you, or are out of place, that only you care … Read entire article »

Filed under: Feeding the Needz, Health/Nutrition, Rant, Unexpectations

Miss you Dad

ShareTweet “Oh, when we are journeying through the murky night and the dark woods of affliction and sorrow, it is something to find here and there a spray broken, or a leafy stem bent down with the tread of His foot and the brush of His hand as He passed; and to remember that the path He trod He has hallowed, and thus to find lingering fragrance and hidden strength in the remembrance of Him as “in all points tempted like as we are,” bearing grief for us, bearing grief with us, bearing grief like us.”  ~ Alexander MacLaren Read more: http://www.whatchristianswanttoknow.com/bible-verses-for-bereavement-10-helpful-scripture-quotes/#ixzz1oDYXLdce I’ve decided since I can’t walk the ALS walks, this month.. I’m going to go sit at the cemetery for a while, instead.  I want to keep May private for my … Read entire article »

Filed under: ALS, depression, family and friends, Forever and One More Day, Inspiration, Stand For Something

I’m a depressed adult born of a depressed adult

ShareTweet For the most part, I don’t write about my depression.  I only try to keep this blog full of the good times.  Hence the emptiness in the last year or two. Something happened to me two weeks ago, though.  I found me again.  That’s the only way I can describe it.  I could set aside the war torn, tossed and turned life I’ve lived, and think of things to write about again. A battle emerged on my Facebook page, the other night, and my “grandmother” said something about stepping back and re-evaluating how I felt.  I deleted all the posts related to this entanglement. For the first time I saw and realized that many read and don’t comment. I realized they were there. I wished someone a Happy Birthday and in their Thank-you, they … Read entire article »

Filed under: Creative Chaos, depression, Featured, Stand For Something

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