I got a positive robocall yesterday! An automated reminder for my Pain Clinic appointment next week, and I now know which doctor I'm seeing...an anesthesiologist specializing in pain management! Whom prior research had likely shown to be the only doc north of LA and west of Arkansas to know anything about what's going on with me. I'm a very speshul snowflayke :p
I'd been trying not to raise my expectations about this appointment. I didn't know whether I'd see a gatekeeper-type first and do the rounds, including the inevitable psych appt, before they'd start treating me. Since getting an appointment took from May until Aug, more delays are not happy-making. I still am trying not to expect actual help from the first visit. But knowing who I'm seeing, I can make notes in case that's a total brain fail day.