Thanks PALady for posting the link for part two. I am really glad I did not move to Florida! It is so typical of most the Politicians and Law makers, instead of addressing the problem in a way that will help and protect the legitment users of pain medications, ie chronic pain patients, they just make laws that make criminals out of everyone. And at the very best make it difficult to impossible for people in pain to get any treatment!
I guess you really can't expect anything more from them, as most people do not understand what it is like to suffer from chronic pain, and we have talked about that before right here on this forum! Unless you have experienced living with chronic pain, it is just to hard to relate and understand what it is like to do so. That is why people come to forums like this, so they can communicate with people who do understand and can relate and empathize with what we (each and every one of us) have to put up with and live with everyday! Until we can get in office, politicians and law makers that really do understand our plight (as in ones that actually have or do suffer from chronic pain and can truely relate to what we have to endure) I am afraid there is little hope that things will change for the better, at least as far as getting prompt amd adequate pain treatment
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After spending nearly 22 1/2 years in the USAF, I retired in Sept, 1991. I then went back to school and became a licensed RN in 1994, and I worked on Oncology and then a Med Surg Unit, I became disabled in late 1999 and was approved SSD in early 2002!-- DDD, With herniated Disk at T-12 and L4-5. C5-C6 ACDF in Sep 2009, C6-C7 ACDF in Mar 1985, Osteoarthritis, Ulcerative colitis, Chronic Pain, Fibromyalgia, Complex Sleep Apnea, and host of other things to spice up my life!(NOT!) Medications:Oxycontin, Percocet, Baclofen, Sulfasalazine, Metoprolol, Folic Acid, Supplemental O2 at 3lpm with VPAP Adapt SV I am White Beard with a White Beard!