I'm posting a lot lately. lol. My surgeon appointment is tomorrow at noon, and I'm so nervous I am shaking.
This is my question. Does anyone keep a decent paying job while being on opiates everyday? I constantly in a state of pain even with morphine. So, I'm hoping for surgery. However, there is no way to know if I'll ever be free from all these drugs. I know that being on opiates isn't the worst thing to some people, after all, there is some kind of euphoria. I am just sick of being half there, and I want to do something with my life.
Is it possible to work on these drugs if I can never be free of them? I've tried every silly medication for pain, and I get the feeling no serious occupation would tolerate my daily use of opiates.
Just because my spine is doomed, is opiate addiction and maintenance mandatory?