Well folks, I decided to delete this post...my own little moderation.
The appointment WAS life changing for me, and I am still feeling the effects of it. I feel like the rest of my life is going to be different than it was last week. I am changed.
I don't know whether it was my doctor's statements about the dangers of hydrocodone which upset so many people or whether it was my own decision to try life without it despite my severe problems, but he wasn't hear to hear you, and I was. Only a few of you seem to be able to accept that someone might choose not to use opiates without judging their own decision to so use, and in light of that, I'm going to remove this post and post it somewhere different where I might run into a different population of people who will.
As aways, I wish everyone the best in dealing with what ails you.