If this pain news article is true we are in trouble again. I am so tired of jumping through hoops to obtain my medications. ☆Pain management doctor $$$ ☆Monthly appointments $$$ ☆Drug tests $$$ ☆Being scrutinized by others ☆Signing a contract with your doctor ☆Can only use one designated pharmacy ☆Cannot accept any pain or controlled substances from any other doctor ☆Random pill counts, seriously? ☆ect. ect. ect. Oh yes they want us to be honest about our pain really? Because they treat us so well and are honest with us? This just turned into my rant, kinda sorry. At least I kept it humorous with a big side od sarcasm. Can we make it this damn difficult for alcohol, cigarettes and maybe an extra tax for being stupid? What do you all think? http://www.painnewsnetwork.org/stories/2016/10/4/dea-cutting-opioid-supply-in-2017
Amen! When I had surgery I had to make an appointment with them to let them know what type of surgery I was having and what hospital I was going to for it AND the medication the hospital gave me they had to fax to him!
Sarcastic rant: There is no "epidemic" of opioid overdoses. If 16,000 deaths in a year is an epidemic, then we really need to focus on the pandemic that is the over 100 million people in the U.S. who suffer from chronic pain. For example, car crash fatalities in 2013 claimed more lives than opioid overdoses (there were 30,057 fatal motor vehicle crashes in the United States in 2013 in which 32,719 deaths occurred according to IIHS). As this qualifies as an epidemic by some people's twisted logic, I suggest we handle reducing car crash fatalities in the same manner that we regulate the prescribing of painkillers. Effective immediately, you will have to own your car for two months before you can get a license to drive it. To obtain a driver's license, you must first establish a history with the DMV by visiting them at least two times per month for two months, paying $100 per visit during the two-month period you are waiting to get approved for your license. Once you have your driver's license, you will only be able to purchase gasoline at particular gas station with a signed fuel-certificate from the DMV, which will allow you to purchase what the DMV thinks is an adequate supply of gas for a 30-day period. For each new 30-day supply of gasoline you must obtain a new fuel certificate from the DMV, which will require another $100/five-hour appointment at the DMV. If you try to take your DMV fuel-certificate to a different gas station than you normally use, your fuel-certificate may be refused and your name entered into a national database as someone guilty of "fuel seeking behavior." Additionally, you will not be able to refill your gas supply after 3PM on Fridays, weekends or holidays. Your gas allotment must last for the full 30-day time-frame specified by the DMV. If you run out of gas before that 30-day period is up, you will not be able to get another fuel-certificate until the 30-day calendar period has ended. So remember, you should not be driving anywhere except to and from work, with possibly a once a week trip to the grocery store. NOTE: Asking for more than your allotted fuel allowance will also constitute "fuel seeking behavior" and the DMV may choose to no longer see you. The DMV also reserves the right to randomly smog check your vehicle at any time. If your vehicle fails the smog inspection, your driver's license will immediately be revoked. NOTE: You must pay the cost of the smog inspection yourself. I'm sure this will result in an immediate drop in automobile deaths. You're welcome.
LMB, that's absolutely hysterical... if the drug companies read this perhaps they'd see what fools they are... however, remember, it's not about us, it's a "business" and if they can't make money or jam you up somehow, then they're not doing their jobs.
Pure sarcasm and frustration just flies out of my mouth. The funny part is having been in the medical field my coworkers would always tell me how funny I am when I am pissed or really stressed. I never was trying to be funny but sometimes I have no filter and the sarcasm just flies out. Verbal diarrhea-professional diagnosis. Glad you enjoyed it. I cannot take credit for writing it. The comment/essay was written by a friend. I just participated in getting it started. Many of the comments did fly out of my mouth.
It's good to sometimes not have any filter. Actually, i have NO filter, never have and probably never will. It's better that way. I've never had anyone say they don't know where they stand with me, that's for sure!!!😊😉