I do have my primary care doctor. He does my general stuff only though. I still see my GI specialist, and am going to have to see the surgeon still. My Primary somehow isn't allowed to prescribe controlled substances due to some sort of state law thing. I'm allergic to opiates, so I don't see why I couldn't have the Codeine that really helps my pain wonderfully. I don't get addicted to medications, but I can't even have a good panick medication from my Primary. But I have to call my GI again, and now that my Medicare is fixed as of today, I'm not worried about appointments or medicines anymore thank Gods. Things are slowly straightening out. I still wake up in pain in the morning, but it's not nearly as bad as it was. So it's an improvement. I've been taking Extra Strength Tylenol for pain right now, as before I was on Ibuprofen, which might have made this worse since I was taking it three times a day every day since mid June. Improvement is slow, but anything is a good thing to me.