Good news! I found an Orthopedic Surgeon who accepts an A1C level of 7.5, which is my current level!
I'll keep you all posted. I meet with his physician's assistant on Monday.
I knew it was going to be a good idea to tell this story and get your feedback. I have my pain post running as a promoted post for the next week. So many have already offered great suggestions for pain. I hope this comment thread will be an ongoing resource for people like me, those who have long term untreated severe chronic pain.
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