This is the direction we are going now. I have all of these specialists who agree I have a lot going on and they all seem to be scratching their heads. I really don't think I have anything exotic. I feel like whatever it is is screaming at them and they're just not seeing it. I sat in the doctor's office for an hour crying because I'm just so frustrated. My poor doctor feels so helpless and frustrated herself because she doesn't know what to do. Anyway, what should I expect? The doctor she is going try to get me into not only does pain management, but also tries to identify the source of the pain. Hopefully, I get in with this guy. She is still trying with the NIH. They got the return receipt from the post office that they received my info, but still no confirmation from the NIH. My GP said she is going to have Mona call everyday until she gets someone to call her back and basically light a fire under their you know what. If that's a no, we'll go from there. I told her I'm done going from specialist to specialist, especially since they don't communicate with each other...which is why she was really excited about the NIH program. She agrees and understands and is frustrated that I'm still just stuck hanging. I'm just nervous about pain mgmt. I guess that seems silly, but I just don't know what to expect. Don't get me wrong, I want better pain mgmt. I just...I don't know. It's just an unknown, I guess. Maybe, just maybe, they'll get the pain under control to where I can get some part of my life back? Is that too much to hope for?