Just curious, why have you not tried marijuana to see if it offers you any relief for your pain? I don’t know that it would, but I know that after having torn both my quadriceps tendons five years apart, and once relying on vicodin and oxycodone and once relying mostly on marijuana, I had much more relief from the pain and fewer side effects with the marijuana. It was also much easier to stop using when the pain was no longer there.
Nope. Never tried it.
And I don’t dare.
See, as a ‘pain patient’ I am treated as a criminal. I have to take a urinalysis every month and prove that I’m not a drug abuser. My levels can’t be too high or have THC in them or I’m an abuser. If my levels are too low, then I’m obviously selling my pills for money and I’m a dealer.
I take exactly what I’m prescribed on the dot.
What makes me sick is that I see 80 year old ladies with crippling arthritis and spinal issues treated the same way in the waiting room.
This is what happens when the government thinks they know what’s best for all of us.
You know what else makes me angry?
Every time this subject comes up on FR, the anti-drug nazis come out of the closet.
As soon as *I* pipe up with my personal situation, they shut up. The argument goes away.
They NEVER admit they’re wrong and the same people pop up on the next WOD thread, but they back down on THIS thread.
In every aspect of right-wing thought, we allow failures. (Don’t save the person who’s made bad personal life-choices.) But not drug addicts.
For some reason, THOSE people should be protected by the power of BIG government. Even if it means that people dying in agony suffer.
But try to regulate BACON, soda sizes or smoking...