I had my follow up appointment with the pain specialist yesterday. In preparation for this appointment, my husband and I did our research on some of the “fringe” or “optional” treatments for Fibromyalgia/Polyarthralgia/Chronic Pain Disorder since I cannot tolerate any of the traditional treatments.
The initial part of the appointment was the pain specialist listening to my concerns….listening to my husband’s comments/concerns….then earnest discussion began about the next best option to try.
I again…was SO impressed by the fact that this Doctor was intently listening….that he really had been giving serious thought to my case….all which was clearly evident during the appointment.
We determined that the best next course of action for me is to try Ketamine Infusion Therapy. His office is currently reviewing with my insurance and working on scheduling the appointment. I should hear from them by the end of the week.
The other point that impressed me was that he too thought that I should be able to see the Functional Medicine Specialist sooner than mid-July. He and his office are going to follow up on that as well…to see if they can help to influence an earlier appointment. I so appreciate their attempts to assist on that front as well!
So I find myself again….slightly….excited…..knowing that there is something soon…that we will try! It will be interesting to see how my body responds to this infusion therapy!