Why I hate Facebook

It’s hard to educate people about chronic pain and the drug war. Sometimes, you just wanna give up…

Johnna Stahl: #DearCDC: Which federal agency will be the first to feel Trump’s ax? Do you think the CDC’s new PR firm will be able to save your jobs? #NoMoreDrugWar

Demaris Forsythe: So you think you’d be better off if there was no agency charged with alerting the country to disease threats? Great. Brilliant.

Johnna: If the agency’s job is to alert the country about disease threats, why has it regulated and standardized the treatment of addiction (I mean, chronic pain)? I’ve asked the CDC if chronic pain and addiction are diseases, but the agency never responded.

The CDC has joined the drug war and now millions of pain patients are being abandoned by fearful doctors, made to feel like outcasts and drug addicts because they suffer from constant pain. The CDC has helped to create this stigma. If Trump and his Republican cohorts decide to cut back on federal spending, I have no problem with them cutting the CDC’s budget to the point where this agency stays out of my personal health care. Enough damage has already been done.

Demaris: I see no evidence for your claim, first of all. Secondly, your issue with pain management has nothing whatsoever to do with vaccines or Zika.

Johnna: I’m sorry you’re not up to date on what the CDC has done. Maybe if you suffered from chronic pain, you would be.

Demaris: Why don’t you post evidence of “what the CDC has done.” And you don’t have any idea what I do or don’t have, dear.

Johnna: I don’t need to post evidence of facts. They are easily found by those who are interested in looking. Maybe the CDC guidelines will affect you or someone you know in the future. Or maybe you’ll be one of the lucky ones who never has a problem. When it comes to healthcare, do you feel lucky, dear?

Demaris: “I don’t need to post evidence of facts.” You do if you want anyone to believe you. Claims made without evidence may be dismissed without evidence. The onus is on you as you’re the one making the assertion. Back it up.

Johnna: Your comments keep proving your ignorance on this issue, but if you need proof, try the Federal Register. There were over 4,300 comments to the CDC’s 2016 Guideline for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain, mine included. I’ve read almost all of those comments and I would suggest you do the same, but I know you’re not really interested. You won’t be interested until it happens to you or someone you know.

Demaris: “Do you feel lucky, dear?” I don’t need “luck.” I have science and facts. Sorry about you.

Johnna: Talk to the CDC about how they misuse science and facts to accomplish their agenda. Ask them how they determine who is an “expert.” Science is not what it used to be, but it can still be found — just not within the CDC’s guidelines. Funny how the government can use paid experts on addiction to regulate the treatment of chronic pain, as if they were the same medical condition. You think you don’t need luck? Okay, live in your bubble. Doesn’t bother me.

Demaris: “Your comments keep proving your ignorance on this issue, but if you need proof, try the Federal Register. There were over 4,300 comments to the CDC’s 2016 Guideline for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain, mine included” So what?

Johnna: What exactly do you want evidence of? Wait, forget that. Like you, I don’t care. Anyone reading these comments will be able to find the information they need, and that’s what’s important.

Demaris: “Anyone reading these comments will be able to find the information they need, and that’s what’s important.” So you don’t have any? Thanks for playing.

Johnna: Do you know the definition of obtuse? Have you ever heard about Google, you lazy Facebook troll? Maybe if you learn to use it, you’ll be able to find this conversation posted on my blog. Do you think any of the comments will be in your favor?

18 thoughts on “Why I hate Facebook

  1. I am so sick of people not understanding…I can’t believe this was on ur facebook???!!!…nothing like being judged on ur own illnesses and chronic pain etc and ur page ..wow just wow talk about ignorant …so sorry gurl that you had to go thru this…

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  2. she obviously does not know the difference between dependence and addiction and chronic pain, and obviously did not actually know what the CDC’s guidelines were, or she could have easily posted them rather than become defensive and obtuse and charge you with finding it and you with being obtuse. she obviously didn’t know anything about the topic that was spewing out of her mouth. im sorry this happened,especially on YOUR facebook…what a troll (and she had the guts to call you one on your on facebook page!!)

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    • Sorry for the confusion, but this conversation took place on the CDC’s Facebook page. The person asked for evidence of patients being abandoned and stigmatized, I point to it, and it’s just ignored. Another lady ends up telling me she believes the guidelines will help with addiction. I’m like, the guidelines are for the treatment of chronic pain, you’re saying they’re the same thing? No response, she just says she agrees with the guidelines. CDC employee?

      I’m sure there will be a lot of people who aren’t affected by the CDC guidelines, just like there will be a lot of people who are. I’m tired of trying to educate the lucky people who won’t be affected. I’m sure they think if they get something like cancer, they won’t have any trouble getting painkillers. But once the treatment is over and you’re left with neuropathy, you’ll be begging for those painkillers. Too bad the CDC won’t let you have them.

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    • I appreciate the support. Opioids aren’t for everyone, but everyone should have that option. If I want to post comments on the internet, I need to have Facebook. It’s either that or Twitter, and I don’t like talking in tweets. 🙂

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      • It makes me angry that the powers may be casually sit back and let you all suffer. It’s just unacceptable and I have great respect for you for standing up to them and ruffling a few feathers. A tsunami begins with one small crack in the earth, unseen and unheard in the dark depths of the ocean. You may be one voice, but you cannot predict the tide of change you may inspire or direct.

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        • A voice only has to be heard by one person to set the gears of change in motion. It may take years. You’re a trailblazer (google: a person who makes a new track through wild country) Maybe your efforts won’t show fruition in your lifetime. But possibly you have begun setting the tiny ripples in motion. Continue to call people out. Do it relentlessly – as you always do. Your efforts will be rewarded

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        • Not really looking for any kind of reward. And it would be hard to feel the benefits of any rewards after I’m dead. I call people out because I have a big problem with hypocrisy and because it’s better to express negative thoughts than to hold them in. I have no expectations of affecting any change — I just want to spread truth and logic. 🙂

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  3. Huge eye ball roll .. ignorance at its best .. and i wonder how much those trolls get paid … pretty sure I could do better job than those lame ass responses … but boy do they know how to piss someone off!

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