Hello all. I had to go to the ER last night....cut my thumb wide open and needed stitches, anyway. When I went into the triage area to give info. I of course told them about the meds I take. No biggie, I wasn't after anything. So, when the PA finally gets in there to stitch me up she looks at my chart....for a long time..then starts telling me about how she crushed her right leg and had soo many months of PT and about the screws, nuts, bolts, and gaskets....she had put in her leg...How they told her she was never gonna walk again...so on and so forth.
Then she starts ranting about patients that come in here, on all kinds of pain meds, that don't work, and sit around collecting disability. She then goes on to tell me how she NEVER took NARCOTICS (except after surgery)and that all she took was Motrin.
I wonder WHY she was saying this to me? Was she preaching? Was she trying to tell me that I am a loser that could work if I really wanted too?
spinal stenosis,degenerative disc disease,bilateral neuropothy.
lamenectomy L3,L4..spinal fusion L4-S1
Hysterectomy at 25
4 laproscopic surgeries since 24
Cervical stenosis in C3 & C4
Meds - percocet 3x day : nexium : xanax :
Supplements : calcium : magenesium :potassium : milk thistle : fish oil : B complex : vit E
In the United States today, there is a pervasive tendency to treat children as adults, and adults as children. The options of children are thus steadily expanded, while those of adults are progressively constricted. The result is unruly children and childish adults. ~Thomas Szasz
You would think that people in the health care industry would understand. It's such a shame that a small minority of people who abuse the meds that we need to function shape how socitey views us.
Not even my closest friends or family give me the support that total strangers do here in this Forum....You guys are more like family...even in the short time I've been coming here...
Anyway. You are all right!!! That PA had no right or reason to preach to me about the horror that be "PAIN MEDICATIONS". All she did was read about a paragraph about the meds I take. She doesn't even know WHY I take them...For all she knows my entire body is made up of nothing but metal and screws....That would make it ok I guess...
People used to surprise me with the things they say....Not anymore, and that's sad .
We, CP people, are judged almost inhuman....Not that we are the only ones, everybody that takes, has taken, or might take narcotics BEWARE!!!! And be prepared to defend yourself...
That's all...no more ranting....for right now anyway.