So I got home from Dubai yesterday. And waiting for me was a couple of letters, so I opened them as you do, and it was a report from my neurologist from when I saw him late November. The report stated that I manage my pain with tramadol, wait WHAT?! I don’t manage my pain with tramadol, I’ve never taken or touched the stuff so I certainly haven’t told anyone that I manage my pain with it because I’ve never taken it.
From what I understand tramadol is a centrally acting opioid analgesic meaning I can’t take it anyway as it would mean I would no longer be a suitable candidate for surgery. So the letter says that I take tramadol to manage my pain and then two paragraphs down it says that if I take any opioid medication I will no longer be a candidate for surgery and that I hav to decide whether I want to take opiate medication or wait for surgery. Which was a hard decision but I decided to wait for surgery and my neuro knows this. If he thinks that I am on any of this sort of medication it will mess up my chances of getting surgery.
This letter obviously wasn’t written by my neuro and I have no clue where they got the WRONG information from but it was definitely not from me. I’m absolutely furious, tomorrow they are getting a very angry phone call from me and also a very angry letter, though words can’t fully describe how angry I am about the whole situation. And if this has messed up my surgery chances I will be even more livid.