Well as far as the drug-seeking jerks that have ruined it for all of us, I'm not one of them. My poor body can't take heavy drugs. Percoset makes me hurl, so the strongest I can handle is the ibuprofen and so forth.
I still haven't heard about my x-rays so I'm assuming I didn't break anything or I probably would have heard from her by now. I'll call by 4:30 if I haven't heard from them by then.
We don't need a referral for our insurance thank god, so that's not the issue although since we've moved out here the DOCTORS are the ones who want the referral, not the insurance company. Nonsense. If they'll pay for it...I know there is more than one way to look at something, but it's still irritating. Back home you could go to whomever you wanted no questions asked.
I think the other reason she said I had to put up with it is because I don't have the pain when I do certain things...BUT it does hurt everyday and no it's not as painful all the time, but most of the time it is excruciating. That's why I went to her in the first place.
Thanks again for everyone's thoughts and suggestions on this issue.