Modern day torture

http://www.painnewsnetwork.org/stories/2016/9/12/half-of-patients-have-trouble-getting-pain-meds

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David B. 13 hours ago

My doctor is pain management specialist/anesthesiologist, impeccable record, highly skilled & has controlled my pain more than a decade. My dosage has never increased, nor have I asked for it to be. I’ve never failed a random urine test. My doctor has shown genuine care through some rough patches over the years, more like a friend or brother. I was in excruciating constant pain from spina bifida and frozen shoulder from botched post-op care. My life has been full & productive once I found this doctor. Before that I had 2 concrete plans for suicide w/ everything I needed to carry one or the other out–& every intention to do so once my affairs were in order.

Last week, with no warning, my doctor refused to prescribe more than half of the amount I’ve been on almost 11 yrs. I’m in complete shock. I’m trying to stretch the meds out but I’m getting sicker and sicker from withdrawal. I was too shaken to hear all he said but now knowing what the Feds have done, I believe next month he will send me home with nothing. I’m a widower w/ no living children. My late wife and I had two babies– both were born with spina bifida (years before my own “occult” condition was discovered). Our son died at 17 months, our baby girl at just 20 days. We never allowed ourselves another pregnancy.

A chiropractor suspected my occult spina bifida ten years after my year in Vietnam (drafted) and after our babies were born and died. A neurologist diagnosed it. I worked with pain–took a lot of OTC meds that got me thru, until the shoulder surgery mistake landed me in chronic pain that was unbearable. I never imagined my fantastic doctor would betray me, that the country I fought for would do this to me, to so many of us and most likely more to come. As a veteran, in my opinion, this is torture pure & simple.

Never thought I’d say this but I’m GLAD my dad, a WWII vet who spent 3 years fighting the Nazis in Europe, isn’t alive to see what this country is doing to us. And I’m glad my wife, who was my childhood sweetheart, my first and only love, isn’t here to see me like this. If I can’t find another doctor, tho even if I do, how long before he cuts me off too? I can’t live in agony. I won’t. Why should I when in the blink of an eye I can be 100% whole again and with my wife and my little son and daughter? I will pray for all of you.

God help us all.

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5 thoughts on “Modern day torture

  1. I hear you pain and I totally understand it, because I’ve experienced this exact same problem. I just had to be my own advocate and keep going to different doctor’s til I found one that had any empathy at all for people like us. I hope you can find a doctor who will prescribe you the meds you know you need. Save all the empty bottles so they’ll know you aren’t making this shit up, because as you know, my fellow chronic pain sufferer, that’s how we’re treated most of the time. Please don’t give up. I care. I’m here. And, most of all, I understand what you’re going thru. Try to not give up and hopefully you’ll find another doctor to help you. Peace out. )

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    • I copied this comment from the article found at the link, so this isn’t my story. After 25 years of searching for answers in the medical industry, I finally gave up. Not that I had much of a choice. After my doctor of 8 years died, I had to fly to another state to find a doctor who would continue my treatment. Then, that doctor dumped me, forcing me into a cold-turkey withdrawal. No sleep for 6 days. I think that may be a record.

      Thanks for your comment. I didn’t know how to respond to David B. I know how he feels, but he has to make these kinds of decisions on his own.

      Peace out, dude. ๐Ÿ™‚

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  2. Our world gets crueler every day. It makes me sick – and the lack of empathy makes me furious. Karma’s a bitch – may it come to them soon.
    xx,
    mgh
    (Madelyn Griffith-Haynie – ADDandSoMuchMore dot com)
    – ADD Coach Training Field founder; ADD Coaching co-founder –
    “It takes a village to transform a world!”

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