I missed the post a month ago when you said that you had an appt. with Dr. Joe. Since you don't accept email, I wanted to find out how it went and if he helped you as much as he's helped me. I hope it went well. I'm afraid that I might have to move and start doing the doctor search all over again, in the middle of the boonies of KS. I wouldn't have any qualms about moving (ugh, foreclosure), if I didn't have to worry so much about finding a good pain management doctor and a good vet. Anyway, I hope your first visit with Dr. Joe went well. He's a good guy. He's kind of extra serious, but he really wants to help, which is more than I can say for a lot of the doctors I've seen mentioned on this board who won't give their pain patients anything except the equivalent of Advil. Who needs a doctor for *that*?