This happens anytime we, CPer's leave the house....parking in a handicap parking space is the worst kind of degradation there is. If you can walk 2 feet people think you have to be faking just to get that "Great" parking spot...What a joke!!! Most places don't have enough of them and you have to park 100 feet away anyway, and if you're lucky enough to get a spot you get the look....it doesn't matter where you are... Then the Pharmacy.... If it's not the pharmacist it's the other people picking up their scripts...If they happen to overhear what you are picking up wow.... and you know what they're thinking...."Junkie", or "I wonder what they sell them for?". I hate going to the pharmacy...One day I was at the same pharmacy that I have been using for years, when some new people came in...they were scragly looking, torn clothes, dirty, and very inpatient. They were even asking things like "do you have the round ones or the rectangular ones". I guess one is better then the other.... Then when they were told it would be like $800....they flipped out. Her husband said...loud enough for everyone to hear, "we can sell these and get our money back"... I could not believe what I heard!!!! And nothing was done...they paid and left without a blink of an eye. I'm sure they went straight out and sold their stuff... These are the ones that make everyone look at "us" the way they do... I even said something to the pharmacist...she said unless they heard it they wouldn't be able to prove it.
Why? Why are they able to get pills that they really have no business having and some people that are in real pain can't get a Darvocet? It takes us legit CP patients sometimes years to get a good Pain Dr. to take us seriously, and then the people that lie just to get narcotics come along and screw it up for us.... What can we do?
I have been a spectator for so long..Now it's time to participate.......
Post Lamenectomy Syndrome, Spinal Stenosis, DDD....
1999 Hemi Lamenectomy/2005 Spinal Fusion(L4-S1)
Methadone 120 mg. a day/ 30 mg. Oxycodone as needed(up to 4 x a day)
High Blood Pressure: Lisinopril HCTZ 10 mg. daily
Type 2 Diabetes: (March 16, 2009)
Metformin HCL ER 1000 mg. at night..Glipizide 10mg. 2X in the morning
Lantus 35 units at bedtime with Solostar Pen
From Hara: OMG you just made me laugh at the breaking your fingers thing and lets see what happens to your BP. For sure. I can be in pain and have a normal BP and my doc takes my pain meds away. He's such a dork.