Hi, old friends!
White Beard, Chartreux, Jag, & Reitred Mom - thanks for remembering me! (SE, you, too, & thanks for making the link "hot".)
I keep thinking I should write an update, then I think there's not much that's changed. Or maybe it's too depressing. I don't know....but I'll think about
starting a new update thread but can't promise. I haven't forgotten all of you - honest!
Two quickies - yes, Jag, I did get my SSD. A little over a year ago, & on the first try without an attorney. What a relief to see even the pittance of a check come every month, although by the 3rd week of the month the bank account is pretty empty. I'm surviving, and am grateful for that. And I adopted a cat from the humane society a couple of months ago. Problem is he was a 2 year old stray and he really wants to be an outdoor cat. And he's not the cuddler I thought he would be (and I really wanted). So I'm not sure he's the right cat for me. Time will tell.
I would love to discuss this article more. White Beard you brought up some good points. I wasn't at all aware of how this mess with the DEA and others coming down on doctors started. If this journalist is correct, it seems to be with that article in the Orlando newspaper which contained so many incorrect facts. Very interesting that the focus is on Florida, with all the problems with pill mills down there (Pete should find this interesting, too).
Just as I was smiling after having read the article, I made the mistake of scrolling down to the comments section. It didn't take long to realize the general public obviously doesn't care about
facts. The attitudes and confusion around CP and addiction are quite entrenched. Wish I hadn't read the comments. (for any of you who haven't read the article yet, don't ruin it for yourself and scroll to the comments!).
Ok, gotta go. The cat (Mittens is his name - he's a Hemingway polydactyl with extra toes that make his front paws look like mittens!) just knocked over a stack of things! Best go check out what!
p.s. I went back to the article and the newer comments are quite supportive of those of us with CP - many from other CPP's. Nice to read!
Post Edited (PAlady) : 1/31/2012 4:38:06 PM (GMT-7)