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To: Hildy
I too deal with chronic pain. I was rear ended in two auto accidents about two years apart. In the first accident I received a T9 compression fracture and 3 bulging disk. The second accident was by one of the smaller city busses; it exacerbated my bulging disk and gave me an additional bulge.

As for what is wrong with the system. It’s not about putting criminals away. It’s about winning as many cases as a prosecutor can, so one can to climb the ladder. It is only about power, because the only power the government has is to make its citizens criminals. More criminals means more cops, prosecutors, judges, jails, guards, and taxes; which are increased by the same politicians that claim their getting the drug dealers off the streets. The war on drugs is a failure just like the social security system; the problem is there is too much power and money in both to have an honest debate about changing them.

67 posted on 07/09/2006 8:03:01 PM PDT by Total Package (TOLEDO, OHIO THE BLUE PIMPLE IN A SEA OF RED!)
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To: Total Package

Right on every point.


68 posted on 07/09/2006 8:09:26 PM PDT by Hildy
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To: Total Package
Off and on for 20 years I've been dealing with mind-numbing pain along with a host of additional (weird) symptoms. Just three weeks ago my current neurologist has finally figured out why. It seems that my body has decided that my peripheral nerves must die. It took loosing full function of my legs and a great deal of my reflexes before anyone would take me seriously.

How did I deal with the pain in the mean-time? Well, I had my own special cocktail that helped just enough that I could get through the day. One shot of Nyquil, 800mg of Motrin, two or three sleeping pills and a shot of vodka along with ice packs. It's a wonder that I didn't kill myself.

My mother appears to have the same problem that I do. What sucks is that *her* cocktail was heavy in Tylenol and she new has a fried liver.

I wonder how many people die from over the counter OD's. How many people die because they can't get safe, effective pain relief?

69 posted on 07/10/2006 12:55:57 PM PDT by Marie (Support the Troops. Slap a hippy.)
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