For 20 years I’ve been taking pain meds for a surgery the VA performed in 1994 partial nephretomy kidney.
I’ve had nerve pain every since. I just relocated to another state a year ago, and the VA here refuse to continue to treatment me with pain meds.
I’m wondering how to handle this issue. I’ve gone through the pain clinic in Los Angeles some years ago, was put on the meds for pain. Now this abrupt denial of treatment for something that is a result of surgery caused by the VA.
I have a 1151 issue that Berta and I discussed sometime ago.
The doctors prescribed the medication for pain in LA, it appears some of the meds were apparently at the new VA not supposed to be prescribed with the oxycodone like valium. VA prescribed!
Now the local VA tells me I’m abusing medication by taking the medications as prescribed. According to one of the surgeon recently told me I have nerve pain. He also said, he cannot operate for pain, because you only get pain with additional surgery.
One thing I know about pain is, it can drive you crazy if it not managed. The Ibuprofen, muscle relaxing drug, and other meds do not address my pain issue.
They tell me at my age 70 the pain medication does more harm if I continue to take it. My take on that is, quality of life is more important to me than quantity.
I’m wondering if I can file against the VA in this matter or sue. Or should I move back to LA.
Need some input!