Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by fivesue, Aug 6, 2005.

  1. fivesue

    fivesue New Member

    Glad to hear you found a good FNP. In which town did you find this person? I may keep that in mind for later.

    I also believe that there is a pain specialist that works in Weed and in Mt. Shasta. Saw his name somewhere. Can't remember what it is or where I saw it. It might be worthwhile if you are in need of more. (Did I tell you this already?)

    Boy, the rheumy sounds worse than the one I saw. Course, mine didn't even do bloodwork, but my PCP had done a lot during this last couple years. But, to shrug his shoulders and not know what might cause it is absurd!

    glad you got mad and got looking. I think we must be more informed or we get walked all over. I have become much more assertive with doctors than I ever was before because I don't want them to think I'm some dumb old broad who will believe everything they say. I do know some things, and as I get older, I trust them less and less.

    Enough rant. Hope your next year there is not as cold/hot! And, no, I don't think your moving there could cause a climate change! (-:

    Have a good rest of the weekend.
  2. fivesue

    fivesue New Member

    Where are you?
  3. chazzsmom99

    chazzsmom99 New Member

    I've been wandering the board, checking other messages, and in between, playing computer games-lol!

    The woman I see is Nicole--she works at Siskiyou Family Health in Yreka. I'll have to ask her about that pain specialist--see if I need a referral, how long, do they take Medi-Cal, etc, etc. Nicole tells me there is a decent rheumy in Redding that she wants me to see--I'll keep you updated, OK?

    If we're not responsible for our own health care, then who is? I started interviewing drs when I became pregnant (for the best natal care) then after that for a good ped. So I just took it one step further for myself. It's hard to get used to, always checking out drs., but once you find someone, you stick with it!

    Have to go--beddy bye is calling me, and I try to listen!

  4. fivesue

    fivesue New Member

    Yep...we have to do interviewing, and that is a hard thing to do...go in and check them out before we see them. Now, it is funny we think like that because I wouldn't trust my car to a shop I didn't know about. Why, then my body?

    I'll be eager to hear about the Redding rheumy and what Nicole has to say about the pain specialist.

    Have a great day, and always listen to the bedy-bye call!

  5. chazzsmom99

    chazzsmom99 New Member

    Thanx...I'll keep you updated--if I forget, please remind me! I'm always forgetting things these days!