Voices of pain patients


Stacey Rogers Pfenning:  My neurologist prescribed norco for 8 years along with my other meds. Since it has been rescheduled and the laws have become stricter in TN, he refuses to write schedule 2 scripts now. He begged me for years to stay away from pain clinics and now he’s pushing me to go because he’s afraid he’ll lose his license if he writes schedule 2 scripts. I’ve tried a pain clinic and hated how I was treated, not to mention the extra expenses and pharmacies being out of meds. I just gave up and decided to take the tramadol he would prescribe and now I lay in bed all the time with hardly any quality to my life anymore. Multiple Sclerosis is a painful disease but the government doesn’t seem to have any compassion, especially in TN.

Rosary Bovello:  Recently told by my usual pharmacy that they “don’t have that medication “. No offer of help, treated me like an addict. 68 years old, still working, severe arthritis of spine, both knees, neck and shoulders and fibromyalgia. Told to get used to non-availability of pain meds. Get USED TO What !!!!!!

Lisa Stepps Ormond:  No life just wanna die

Contentious Texas Bill Puts Civil Liberties on the Chopping Block


House Bill 2918, which was introduced by state Rep. Jason Villalba (R-Dallas) would make it illegal for private citizens to photograph or record the police within 25 feet of them…

“The trouble with lying and deceiving is that their efficiency depends entirely upon a clear notion of the truth that the liar and deceiver wishes to hide.”  Hannah Arendt

No charges in accidental shooting of Farmington-area girl


FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) — Prosecutors in San Juan County say they won’t file charges against the father of an 8-year-old girl wounded in an accidental shooting… The 8-year-old child was doing housework at the family home in the community of Flora Visa just east of Farmington on Jan. 19 when she was shot. The father handed the .22-caliber rifle to his 6-year-old daughter to take to another room, but she playfully pointed it at her older sister and pulled the trigger.