Anyone know name for "seeking surgeries for pain medication"
My close circle of friends has watched the steady decline of one of our group, and I am seeking the name for his behavior, because I am sure he is not the only one. I am hoping someone here can tell me a name for what I will describe below.
In the ten years I have known this man, he has had a pattern of seeking surgeries that have debilitated him from an active working man with a great job into one who know cannot even walk. He seems to love the medications so much that he has to keep himself in pain. Talking about his pain is all he talks about. He has gone from a bass player in the band to a man who spends all his time in bed. Meanwhile, the amount of pain medication has grown into a monster.
He never does the recovery part of the surgery, such as the physical therapy, the walking, any of the aftercare needed to recover from serious surgeries. 3 Back surgeries, two knee replacements, now a hip replacement, and he has been reduced to a hunchback who has aged 30 years in the last 10.
This has to have some name..any ideas?