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rocckyd
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   Posted 3/18/2017 10:26 PM (GMT -6)   
I'm watching a doc on Netflix called Dr Feelgood.
This is an EXCELLENT documentary and I highly highly recommend it.
It address each and every topic that we discuss on this forum.

Description:
The story of Dr. William Hurwitz -- a preeminent pain specialist sentenced to 25 years in prison for drug trafficking -- provides a window into the ethical complexities of prescription painkillers.

Dr Hurwitz practiced in Virginia, and his arrest resulted in a huge medical mess, especially in rural Virginia( home sweet home). Patients even committed suicide. The term "OxyContin Express" was used to describe how opioids took over parts of Va.

The program address all aspects of pain med scripts and how the usage and public opinion has changed over time.

It's really good-and extremely frustrating
Single mom to my little man 11yrs old
39yrs old. JRA since a kid. Chronic Uveitis, pleurisy, pericarditis, intersticial lung disease, sjorgrens syndrome, Cushing's Syndrome, gastroparisis
Bilateral TMJ replacements due to bone fusion, port-a-cath, g/j feeding tube, antiphospholipid antibody syndrome(my blood fights itself) epilepsy, MCTD, dysphagia(unable to swallow correctly)

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Pure Mourning
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   Posted 3/21/2017 12:07 AM (GMT -6)   
I think I've seen this one, there's another one similar based in Oregon about Dr. Kavorkian (sp?), unfortunately I forget the name, but you should try that one too.
"You always have a choice, you can either roll over and die or you can keep fighting no matter what."

- Cerebral palsy
- Epilepsy
- PTSD

rocckyd
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   Posted 3/21/2017 7:06 AM (GMT -6)   
The one I've seen on Kavorkian centered on his belief that patients should have a say as to when to enough is enough.

This one focuses on how the medical profession has done a 180 when it comes to opioids and how society's viewpoints have changed as well.

One of my surgeons is named Kavorkian. After each surgery he gives a shirt that says, "I've survived Dr Kavorkian's anesthesia.
After 3 shirts I said I had enough.
Single mom to my little man 11yrs old
39yrs old. JRA since a kid. Chronic Uveitis, pleurisy, pericarditis, intersticial lung disease, sjorgrens syndrome, Cushing's Syndrome, gastroparisis
Bilateral TMJ replacements due to bone fusion, port-a-cath, g/j feeding tube, antiphospholipid antibody syndrome(my blood fights itself) epilepsy, MCTD, dysphagia(unable to swallow correctly)

(Seashell)
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   Posted 3/21/2017 4:23 PM (GMT -6)   
Rocckyd:
How are you doing? You have been less present . . . which is often a concern for worry. I identified with you early on when I found this forum, noting that you grapple with several concurrent health conditions with an auto-immune undercurrent. I genuinely hope that you are doing as well as can be.

Thank You for the NetFlix suggestion. There is a real need for more accurate depictions of the pain community.

I am still who I have always been . . with the addition of unrelenting bone pain due to avascular necrosis.

I purposefully do not discuss my health (or lack of) nor my medication/narcotic regimen with anyone outside of my medical providers. Even family (and especially family) are excluded from discussion.

That's why this forum, and the people here, fill such an important role. This is a safe harbor for those with ongoing pain to share and find support and empathetic understanding.

I live in Oregon, which legalized physician assisted death two decades ago (there are strict guidelines that ensure that it is the patient's choice to pursue the option).

Not to be morbid, but Oregon offers a good place to die.

Physicians offer good palliative care (essentially controlling pain and making someone comfortable). More importantly, Oregon created the POLST program in 1995. POLST, or physician orders for life-sustaining treatment, is a medical order that details end-of-life treatment according to a patient's wishes. The POLST program has a robust electronic registry. Medical centers and providers throughout the state can access it to check on a patient's wishes at the end of life. It includes opting in or out of CPR, ventilator support, tube feeding, IV hydration, pain control, surgical intervention, and more. The state of Oregon is addressing these things in a way that is working well. I am glad that I live in Oregon.

tidalmouse
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   Posted 3/21/2017 6:32 PM (GMT -6)   
Hey rocckyd,Seashell. smile

I haven't been on the Board in awhie.Hope y'all are as okay as it gets.

I'm about the same.No better but not much worse.

I guess the Seasonal Affect Disorder(SAD) is wearing off with the Springtime Sun and all the plants coming to life again.

Good to see you guys on.

Take care and God Bless.

Rick
55 yr old male.SSDI since 2010.Bulges at L5-S1,L5-L4,L4-L3,L3-L2.Spinal Stenosus,DDD,Arthritis,Rt. Knee Replacement in 2015.
Pain Management Patient.

(Seashell)
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   Posted 3/22/2017 8:43 AM (GMT -6)   
Tidalmouse:
Welcome back. Nice to see you posting.
- K -
Pituitary failure, wide-spread endocrine dysfunction
Addison's disease
Mixed connective tissue disorder
Extensive intestinal perforation with sepsis, permanent ileostomy
Avascular necrosis of both hips and jaw
Receiving Palliative Care (care and comfort)

tidalmouse
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   Posted 3/22/2017 1:34 PM (GMT -6)   
Good to be seen. smile

Y'all will always be my Healing Well family.

Take care.

Rick
55 yr old male.SSDI since 2010.Bulges at L5-S1,L5-L4,L4-L3,L3-L2.Spinal Stenosus,DDD,Arthritis,Rt. Knee Replacement in 2015.
Pain Management Patient.
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