Originally Posted by Jvsimo1
I know this can be a touchy subject but I will give it a go. I am 73 and have 3 causes of pain. (A) Lower back from a squashed disc 50 years ago. (B) Total Knee Placement that is a total flop. (C) Incredible burning stinging feet caused by Type 2 Diabetes. My understanding doctor gives me 30 Mg Oxycontin which I take twice daily. This makes an enormous difference in my quality of life in my twilight years. Now I don't know how this subject is handled in other countries, but over here in Australia the daily news comment shows like Today Tonight and 7-30 on the ABC etc always seem to concentrate on the negative side of things. I recently sent an e-mail into one of these shows and said. "Why do you people always bring up the bad side of things". "Instead of reporting on the 50 idiots that overdose and dye, why not talk about the 500,000 people who are getting incredible pain relief from Opiates instead". I am curious as to what you readers here think about this.
That is very understanding by me and so true to us here , and from the heart I sure feel the same way as we all here, basically need the drugs for quality of life.
I am only 40 and could not work without the meds that I revive, as I have ran my construction business for over 22 years,
and had to get out of the business now I do maintenance and its alot less demanding and doable with the meds, as I gotta have em for now at least. The _)(|%@! with the abusers and addicts messing things up because it is just terrible.