To Dick S – Using the “Good Cops/Bad Cops” analogy is excellent. I’m going to use it to help my kids understand what is happening with their dad.
Kathi – CIDP is a little different for everyone. As you can read here in the forum, diagnosis and treatment regimens vary widely, as do treatment outcomes. In my experience, I failed treatment the first attempt, but was successful on the second try. Don’t give up. Find a doctor that you trust and that will help you battle with your insurance carrier. While CIDP is a chronic condition, proper treatment can stop nerve damage and help relieve pain. And as for your emotional health, this forum is a great source of information and reassurance.