After battling insurance and going back and forth with my pain specialist’s office, I was finally able to have the extended release of the medication my specialist wanted me on filled!
The entire ordeal was VERY exhausting…both mentally and physically! The relief I felt once I held that bottle in my hands was overwhelming!
I am anxious to get the next few days under my belt to see how my body reacts to this new schedule. As expected, I have been much more sleepy than normal…unable to keep eyes open…so curling up in bed for unscheduled naps. This is how my body reacts the first 4-5 days…should then settle in to a better routine.
My pain specialist has also supplied additional information to insurance regarding the pain pump trial. That battle is taking quite some time. My insurance will change up come January so will be interesting to see if we have to start from zero or be able to resubmit the package they have assembled to the new insurance.
I am still amazed at how insurance dictates the treatments/therapies that the doctors/specialists prescribe for their patients! How insurance can have such power with NO relationship with us, the patients, just blows me away!
Thankful for the moment though! I am eager to see if we might have found the right combination of medications for me…at least until we can attempt the pain pump trial.
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