I keep telling myself that it takes time to work out dosages and sites with a new doctor. That doesn't make the time go any faster. Since I had my surgery (upper limited myectomy) 11 months ago, I've had three different doctors do my injections. I was traveling to St.Louis to see an excellent doctor there but it was a 7 hour one way trip with an overnight stay so I decided to try to find someone local to do my injections. I thought that I had someone lined up and he did do my injections one time but then my insurance decided that they wouldn't pay for the facility fee where he gave the injections and he wouldn't give them in his office. He didn't do a great job of injecting me, anyway.
|Posted by Shirley-Arkansas-USA ® , Mar 20,2002,19:34
I found someone else-a neuro-ophthalmologist. He did my injections 10 weeks ago and gave me 50 units. I went back 3 weeks after he injected me to let him "see" the areas that we needed to still work on. When I went back a week ago to get my BOTOX again, I wanted him to inject me in the same places that he had before and add a few more. He wound up only giving me 27.5 units and injecting me in the areas that he hadn't injected before. He would not inject me in the same areas that he had before because he said that he could tell that the botox was still being effective in those areas. I was quite disappointed when I left his office knowing that within 3 weeks, I will probably be miserable from those areas that he didn't inject. I keep telling myself that this takes time and we will eventually get it worked out. I don't think that the doctors really understand that decisions that they make in that short little office visit when they give us those injections will effect the patients daily functioning for 3 to 4 months. I'm the one that is going to have to "live with" his decision.
I went over the sites and dosages beforehand with him and he was not to be swayed.
I will be patient. I will be patient. Next time will be better-if not, I will not waste my time with him.
Shirley in Arkansas just dealing with the disorder and treatment.