I'm interested 2 know, what kind of pt am I? I am former RN who has been on disability the past 5 yrs & wanted some ER RN's opinions b/c of the recent treatment I've r'd @ my local ER. At 16, I had a pit gland tumor removed causing panhypopit & addison's. I have been on steriods for 20 yrs now. Due to my steriods, I have osteonecrosis (AVN) in all 4 major joints (hips/shoulders @ 36y.o). I've already had 1 hip replacement & now need 3 more joints replaced. Obviously, I am now a chronic pain pt on heavy narc's. My PCP & endo have both said that b/c of my Addison's, the pain could put me into an addison's crisis, & kill me if untreated. I've had one crisis b/f & nearly died. B/f I had a pain mangmt doc, I had multiple visits 2 the ER, but now I haven't been back in 2 yrs. I have multi MRI's, CT's, etc that clearly document my AVN. Sometimes, the ER treats me with great compassion & even admit me overnight, while others, have sent me home crying & ashamed of my pain & dependence to narc's. So, if I came 2 your ER, how would you treat me? Like a drug seeker or like a true pt? & b/c of my Addison's & AVN, does that make everyting different in the eyes of a ER MD/RN?