Hello CTN! I posted something on this on your other post, but I'm going to repeat it here and add a few comments to it. I'm so sorry you have had to deal with this, and it comes at a terrible time for you too! I had the same type of thing happen to me a while back.
First off, those of us taking meds for pain do count their pills, and we no how critical it is to stay on schedule with them, because we all know what happens if we don't.
I would say that CP Patients are probably the most pill counting people I know. If we were not in pain and we were taking meds for cholesterol problems, we probably would not keep track of them so much. I had an employee working for me, and we brought her daughter into the studio for a Senior photo shoot. While she was there, I took one of my pain meds and made a comment to her about
it. Well the next morning I went to get one before going to work, and half the bottle was gone. I know so, because I had just counted them the day before.
I did not say anything to her mom, because she worked for me, and I did not have any proof either. I did however lock them up in a safe right away, and have been anal to do so every day now. Yes I did suffer for it, but I really thought that I was responsible for keeping track of them. It is your responsibility to keep track of your meds and to keep them in a safe place.
The error has already been made, so there is nothing we can do about
that now. If I hear you right, you don't trust your mother at all or your brother, and quite frankly you stated that your mother did not support you after your surgery. I guess the hard question, is what is the purpose of her being there in the first place? Don't get me wrong at all here...it is not a mean stated question. I'm just looking at the facts of what you stated here.
I'm not sure what I would do. It is easy for an outsider to say hang her! But I understand your plight there. It's a tough question to address, but I do know that it would only happen once to me! Shame on me for letting it happen at all! I hesitate to say this, but is there anyway of cutting the meds in half to just get by until you get your new refills? if it is Oxycontin, do not do that al all, as it can be deadly to you.
Lets hope another member can help you here, and come up with a good suggestion. Probably the right thing to do Is to file a report. That is my gut feeling, but again it is a tough question, and the impact can last for years.
Take care CNT, and I hope you get to feeling better soon
DDD (Degenerative Disk Disease) S1-L4-L5
Post Edited (Screaming Eagle) : 2/11/2010 12:45:09 PM (GMT-7)