I hope you’re all feeling & doing well! I promised that I would keep you all up to date on what was going on with my wonderful new doctor. Last night was my first test, it was a neural scan that was done on areas of my body from my waist down. I go back in 3 weeks to have my upper body done. I was diagnosed with fibro by a previous doctor but the only thing he ever did as far as testing was to just touch the trigger points with his fingers so I didn’t know what to expect. It wasn’t painful at all & it’s just a pencil like thing that is placed in different areas & you have to tell the person when you feel the tingling sensation from it. On the right side of my body I felt it pretty quick but on the left side it took forever. At one point I thought that maybe the machine had stopped working. The whole test lasted about 5-10 minutes. Then as I was leaving the office the receptionist told me that the doctor wanted to see me & she took me back into his office. He didn’t perform the test, a nurse did, so I didn’t see him until he walked into his office. He wanted to know how my pain was & if the medicines he put me on were helping. I was once again VERY impressed because he had a waiting room full of people but he wanted to see how I was feeling. I didn’t even have an appointment with him! I told him that I was definitely feeling better but that I still have some very painful days. He then asked ME what I wanted to do with my medicines. I was shocked! A doctor who actually cares & trusts!!! I can’t tell you how incredible this man is!!! When I told him that it took a long time for me to feel the tingling from the neural scan on my left side, he said that’s a sign of significant nerve damage. I am just so impressed with his compassion & concern for not wanting me to suffer. He did say that since I’m considered to be under pain management now, that I would have to sign a form. It basically said that if you abuse the medicines in any way, then he has the right to detox & stop the medicines. I guess this is his way of saying, I’m going to trust you but if you do anything to break that trust, then your treatment is done. We then talked about the way people abuse these medicines. When we were done talking, we got up & he walked me to the door of the waiting room, opened it for me & told me to take care. Wow!!! I can’t remember who it was but in one of my previous posts, someone best described him as a “doctor who loves doing what he does” & that is so accurate!!! But I do have a question for anyone who reads this, I forgot to ask him last night & that is...if you have nerve damage, is that a sign of Fibromyalgia? Once again I hope you’re all doing well & I’ll keep the updates coming because he treats people with fibro & is part of some sort of Chronic Pain Association & keeps up with all the new treatments.