Raven - your last paragraph speaks of the problem EXACTLY. We don't see people asking if we take our cholesterol medication as directed, or if I take my depression medication correctly.....pain medication should not be looked on any differently??!!!
I could see more of an issue being made with a diabetic being asked if they take their insulin properly, mainly because under-treated or untreated diabetes causes a whole host of other problems up to and including death.
I know that if or when I am asked to bring my medicine in to be counted, I am going to bring in my Lipitor and Celexa right along with the others and have the nurse count them too. Gramps has made reference to this in other threads...and the more and more I think about
it, the more it irks me
(I was going to make a reference to growing gonads, but in different terms, but then figured it might get me flamed or booted)
...they are all medications that are needed for different health reasons, treat them the same!!!
cervical fusion 2006, with great result
L4-5 surgery with cages, plates, and screws in 2005, I have continued pain
MEDS: Fentanyl patch, Norco, Celexa, trazodone, and Parafon Forte
To handle yourself, use your head...to handle others, use your heart
I'm going to smile like nothing is wrong, act like everything is perfect, and pretend its not hurting me.
Post Edited (Mochiah) : 2/6/2008 10:24:17 PM (GMT-7)