Wo-hoo!!! The doc approved the MRI! He emphasized yet again how I'm not a surgical candidate, if the MRI shows disc issues. He said if I had back surgery, the pain from surgery would be so much worse than what I'm experiencing now. So the doc's office is going to contact my insurance co and see if they approve the MRI. The doc's office will be in touch in 2-3 days and they will schedule the MRI for me. I have the prescription for the MRI, and also a prescription for another 3 weeks of therapy 2x a week.
I have so many questions that I just thought of now--like who will analyze the MRI? Will I know that same day what the problem is, or do I have to go back to the regular doc? An orthopedic? And where is the location of the MRI center they are going to choose for me? Will the test be done soon or is it one of those they're-really-backed-up-so-the-next-appointment-is-in-5-weeks things? He did ask me for my schedule and I said anytime is fine with me. I'm ready for it.
I think the doc actually recognized me this time. I've seen Dr. A four times and Dr. B three times.
Therapy is at 8pm. I hate hate hate the late appointments because they start vacuuming before I leave.
I'm so excited that he approved the MRI!!! Hopefully the insurance co will authorize it. But I have the script even if they don't authorize it.
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