That is so funny - Dr. Balderston is my doctor. He did my surgery 10 years ago, and he is the one I went to with the pain complaints. I will see him again next Thurs. with my MRI results. I know he is one of the best around and he is very nice. He is just so hard to get appointments with, they are so busy over there. I don't know what they consider "emergency" pain, but I had to wait a month when I couldn't even get out of bed. I guess it's a good sign that he is so busy. Hopefully it will work out and the MRI will be helpful.