Let me tell you how insane the WOD really is:
I broke my back several years ago. I have had a massive spinal surgery to correct the damage. I am in intense amounts of pain. Pain that is obvious on any MRI, x-ray or CT scan. There is no doubt of this in any medical expert’s eyes.
We recently moved from the state of Texas. I found out, right before we moved, that my family had been at risk of prison many times over.
See, the possession of so many Vicodin is a federal offense in the state of Texas. (Don’t ask me how it’s a ‘federal offense’ in Texas, but not in Arizona. That’s just the way it is.) Every time my husband picked up my prescription, he was breaking the law by transporting it back to our home. Until I was two weeks into my prescription, our home was a site of criminal activity. We had no idea. I’m not a drug abuser, I’m a woman with a broken back. I don’t take more than I’m prescribed and I suffer between doses. If anything, I’m *under* medicated.
My doctors were breaking the law by prescribing me so many Vicodin. I had hell just trying to find a new doctor after my old one left medicine.
Now that I’m in AZ, under the care of the military system, I just found out that they’re not authorized to prescribe anything stronger than Vicodin at low doses. When I was passing kidney stones, I had to go to the civilians for pain relief.
You know the adage, “It’s better a hundred guilty men go free than one innocent man be imprisoned”? Well, it’s better that a 1000 stoners get high than one suffering person be denied relief.
I am very bitter that Roe v Wade applies only to a woman killing her unborn child, but not to the dr/patient confidentiality when it comes to pain.
Don't even bother.I worked for 20 years in the ER of a large hospital located in a major city.I know what drugs are all about.I've seen the devastation more times than I care to recall.Sounds like you need a better doctor.
I’m sorry, Marie, that is horrible.