Elephant, I hope you see this reply before you go
Encouragement from me to you to be as pro-active in the discovery of your actual medical problem and sincerest hopes that those employed to help you find it, and deal with it in a satisfying way, will shake the scales off their eyes and see you as a human being with valid feelings and opinions, instead of just another patient. Also, feel free to kick them in the backside if necessary LOL I do hope you will feel better very soon and if chronic pain is in your future, bring the issue up to them now and get them thinking about it. Make sure they write it up in your medical records too so they can't play dumb down the road.
Take care lil' Elephant