I'm Retired USAF, went back to school and became an RN, and now am on ful disalbility!
Degenerative Disc (affecting mostly the thorasic disc but all levels involved), C6/7 laminectomy/diskectomy& fusion, Osteoarthritis, Ulcerative colitis, Chronic Pain, Fibromyalgia, Complex Sleep Apnea, and host of other things to spice up my life!(NOT!)
Medications: Oxycontin, Percocet, Baclofen, Sulfasalazine, Metoprolol, Folic Acid, Supplemental O2 at 3lpm with VPAP Adapt SV
Hello Chutzie, oh I am so glad to see you posting. Sure hope all the sickness is over with and that you are feeling alot better.
I think this is a terrific post you started. I am with you on this one 500 %, the media is greatly responsible for so much hype over oxycotin. They went after it like a dog with a bone, they would not give up on the subject. Every time you turned the tv on, some darn reporter was on there yapping about it, we caught this 3 times a day on local news. Even on the internet it was the same way. This went on for months and months. They did just as they intended to do and that was get peoples attention about this drug. That arm reached a very long way, it didn't just reach people like you and me it reached the drs and scared the living daylights out of them. No one will ever be able to convince me dfferently about this. It caused a domino effect across the country in many drs offices and pain mgt offices.
My niece lives back in Ky and she says the drug situation is really bad back there over prescription drugs. She was telling me that the legal system is the reason for the state to be in the shape its in. Drug offenders do not get much more than a slap on the hand. They spend a few days in jail, pay a fine and then in a couple months they are back in jail. She says its like a never ending cycle. They are not held responsible for their actions in a manner that really gets their attention.
I am very lucky like you Chutzie, I have always been fortunate enough to have caring drs and not have to deal with desk dragons to get anything done. I read these stories on the forum and it just burns me the attitude of the drs and staff towards their patients. One thing is quite clear with some of those places, they have forgotten we are why they have a job and paycheck. All offices have rules and procedures. That has absolutely nothing to do with customer service. Being a busy office is a poor excuse for unprofessional behavior and conduct towards patients. Its not a patients fault the dr is scheduling 2-3 patients for the same appt.time, this is nothing but greed on his part. This really is becoming more & more of a common practice.
Thanks for stating this thread......Susie
Post Edited (White Beard) : 4/3/2009 9:10:34 PM (GMT-6)
I can't believe people young and old would ever be so rude!! But then we all know they are out there. I get alot of comments because of my hair. I have hair done to my butt that is 80% silver. I'm only 39 its been graying since I turned 20. Its not gray or stringy gray it shiny silver. Most the comments I get are "You need to dye your hair it makes you look older then you are" I have even had some old lady walk up to me and say "You young people pay to get your hair done to look like ours when we worked for it"
I get these comments so much that i just put it into a ponytail. My husband always pulls it out of the ponytail becuase he says he loves my hair. People can just be plain ole mean about ANYTHING
Bre nt 1961
I was so sorry to hear about your wife - that really was a low blow.
My husband of 43 yrs died in 2005 and in 2007 I decided that I didn't want to be alone the rest of my life. I went on EHarmony and met a wonderful man. I loved my husband dearly but this man is my soul mate. I knew going into the relationship that it would not be easy. He has many medical issues including diabetic retinopathy. He is blind in one eye and his other eye is failing - he is now legally blind. He cannot read his glucometer or blood pressure machine. He has had a series of mini strokes - and it does not matter to me. It is a pleasure to take care of him because we love each other unconditionally.