Today Nannie’s appointment with Dr. Munton was at 4:30, but she wanted to be there at 4:00. I pulled into the drive at 3:58 and she arrived about 4:10. They called her in right at 4:30. He had read her chart before entering the room and asked how she felt today. Answer, “Hurting”. It was 5:20 when we left and she did most of the talking about matters unrelated to health, but it makes her feel better to talk, which I hope this office understands by now. They had clearly had a long, perhaps difficult day, and were very tired, but listened to her until she really got off the subject. Dr. Munton reins her back in very nicely and helps her focus on the subject at hand. I’m so grateful to him for that.
- No longer having good long term results from injections, plus reacting to the cortisone
- Reactions to medications are unsatisfactory and complicated (Lyrica and Cymbalta did not work, causing some side effects. Pain patches unsuccessful and are very powerful medications which require careful withdrawal. Only med that gets results is hydrochodone, which is causing side effects such as loss of appetite, weight loss, sleeplessness. Keep taking the antidepressant.)
- Back brace may help by compressing the nerve into a comfortable position. He wrote a prescription for that.