BR and I went and saw the pain management doctor today. It wasn't as bad as I had feared. Sure, there was a certain amount of CYA going on, but nothing that I would consider harmful to BR. I've decided to go ahead and discuss BR's medications here, but not dosages or doctors names. The community benefits cannot be discounted.
So we are going to try to wean BR off the Adderall and replace it with Provigil. We'll let you know how that works out. It seems to be all the rage among Silicon Valley executives.
We also discussed the placement of the SCS trial leads in BR's spine. After reviewing the latest MRI report, the doctor agreed that we should plan on trying a cervical spine placement in case a thoracic placement is not effective. It is now up to the insurance company to approve the trial. The doctor promised to keep the ball in their court.