You hit on something there. With pain medicine, I can function. I do my physical therapy. I can MOVE. I can control my diet.
Without pain medication, I’m sitting my chair, in agony. I’m punished for every attempt to get better. I’m eating carbs to feed the stress reaction and sleep deprivation.
Sometimes I feel like I’m being punished for being a WOD nazi. I was the anti-drug queen.
Then reality hit and I realized that I didn’t know what the hell I’d been preaching about. I’d thought that I knew what pain was.
I am extremely sorry.
I’ve never even tried illegal dope. I’m just not interested. The ban has seen an erosion of our rights to the point where the police can take and sell our personal property with no evidence. We spend billions to keep the stuff off our streets. Criminals are making billions anyway and no one has limited access to the stuff. To make matters worse, more devastating drugs have been invented so that they can be fabricated without crossing borders. I don’t want ANYONE to use this crap, but I can’t stop someone from doing it to themselves. God gave us free will. That is a reality.
God bless you and I pray for a way for you to cope with your pain.