Thanks for your input Roberta! My PCP told me the muscle relaxers will help 'some' with the pain in my back/hips. But it doesn't... it just makes me sleep all the time or walk around like a zombie.
My PCP did give me a referral for tummy tuck/breast lift but I had to find my own plastic surgeon who would take Medicare/Medicaid on my own. If anyone else is interested in this info, the Virgina Mason Medical Center has a plastic surgery 'clinic' (I guess that's what it's called) and they do accept Medicare/Medicaid as long as you have a referral from your doctor. Their website (for contact info) is: www.vmmc.org.
How do I document my inability to move/exercise properly? And when I do get the rashes under my breasts/belly apron and in my belly button, I can't get in to see my doctor usually until after the rash is already gone. But since I already have the referral, do I still need to document all this? The referral states that I should have the TT/breast reduction because of severe back/hip muscle pains, spinal displacement, and hip joint swelling (among other things)... is that enough?
I'll be seeing the plastic surgeon on May 4. WOOO HOOO!