I'm having extreme back pain - I'm talking can't stand for more than a few minutes, scream out in pain when I try to move, don't touch me kind of back pain. I finally gave in and went to see an ortho doc. When the PA was doing the initial evaluation, I told her that I KNOW losing weight will help, but I've had this pain on and off since high school (I graduated in 1990). The doctor comes in and in his less-than-five-minute exam he tells me that I need to lose weight (as if I didn't already freakin' know that!) and he sent me to PT, which I told him in the past has caused my pain to worsen. He did throw out there that I might want to try to find a low back pain water class at the Y... When checking out, the receptionist told me that I am likely very limited as to which facility I can even use for PT and will need a referral (I might add here that the referral I requested for this appointment last week hadn't arrived - and it's done electronically!). This is the way my life goes these days. More reasons to hate the insurance company. So, what did I do with my frustration when I got home? I opened up bags of candy and ate until I felt nauseous. Yeah, this is helpful.
How long until I decide to do something about this nightmare?