Re: Pain Management

From: dtouch (
Sat Jan 19 16:57:20 2002

Dear Kel: Your complaint is so typical of what so many of us go through all the time. I personally despise nurses like that one who diagnose and appear very negative about your condition. Believe me, from being in the nursing profession many years, when I would have to call a doctor about a patient needing pain relief or maybe notifying him that the might need a higher dose, the very sound of my voice would determine whether that patient got any relief or not. If I came on with a sort of negative approach, the doctor would surely say no whereas if I told him in a positive attitude that Mrs Jones was definitely in more pain or needed pain relief and it was my feeling from assessment of patient that definitely she was in pain, I rarely had any doctor turn down my request and it is the same with these office nurses. If they go to the doctor and say with a smirk that Mrs Jones called and is in severe pain and by her mere attitude and facial expression determines the outcome of that patients call. Pain is so hard to see whereas if you cut your finger off, they know immediately what is going on. Sorry you had such a problem but just think how many times a day that is repeated with other pain patients and they just have to suffer. I would like to loan these jerks just 5 minutes of the pain I live with and they wouldn't have any problem medicating me. I can really get crazy when I know someone is having legitimate pain and the medical profession denies them legal relief without making them feel that before they speak that they will be intimidated and therefore lots of pain sufferers just suffer in silence rather than be turned away. Wonder where that nurse recieved her M.D. degree? Dolores in Louisiana

Michelle wrote:

> YES Please complain to your doctor about her "opions" on your condition.
> The doctor is the one treating you. She is a representative of his and
> his office. By her doing what she did is not a good reflection upon his
> office. Complain away my girl complain away. You have desevered the
> right to do it if you have to fight for meds and treatment. Why should
> you have to deal with anything more? Lots of love and support your way
> :)
> At Fri, 18 Jan 2002, Kelly Murray wrote:
> >
> >Hi, I don't write too much on here any more but I need to vent.
> >I finally found a Dr. that is offering me pain management. I've had 2
> >adhesion surgeries in 3 years.(The last one in Pa.)
> >I have been having worse pain so I called the drs. office on Tuesday ask ng
> >if I should increase my Oxycontin or get something else for break through
> >pain.
> >I had called in sick at work because of the pain. (I have only called in
> >sick 2 times in three years with this so I was in intense pain.I felt li e I
> >was having a blockage all night ) No one called me back Tuesday or Wedne day
> > On Thursday I called and the nurse told me that the Oxycontin was alre dy
> >a strong enough dose for me to take that I couldn't take more so she wou d
> >talk to the dr. Well, at 4:30 today, I still had no call. I finally ca led
> >and talked to the nurse, she suggested that I had indigestion. I explai ed
> >to her that no, I did not have indigestion that I have adhesion problems.
> >She insisted that I had indigestion. OHH! I got so angry, she finally sa d
> >she would leave the Dr. a note that I was in pain. Well, it is 9:00 in t e
> >evening and 4 days later and no one has called me. Luckily, the pain has
> >lessened and I can live with it now but I can't believe how we are treat d.
> >I don't know if she even gave the doc the message.
> >Should I waste my time making a complaint with the dr on how his nurse s id
> >I had indigestion when I am being treated in this office for adhesion pa n?
> >I have been ticked all night about that. I feel like if I go in there and
> >complain I will be labled as a loony troublemaker.
> >Kel

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