Well, this is a new one for me... atleast since I divorced my ex. I was over at a friend's house recently, just hanging out. People are always coming and going from her house and it's just kind of a hang out. I needed some "girl" time so I hung out there for a couple of hours.
I have NEVER felt like I had to guard my purse while over there, I mean it's just not something that passed thru my mind. After leaving her place, a few hours later she called me and said that some things from her house had been taken.... games, cd's, some of her own meds, and some cash. She called to tell me because she knows that I have meds with me all of the time and she just wanted me to be sure to check. She called the cops and filed a report and everything.
The sickening part of it is someone DID take almost half of the pills I had in my purse.... half a bottle of Skelaxin, Klonipin, and of course my Pain meds. I am just floored!! What am I supposed to do now? I am so angry as is my good friend. I also had over a hundred dollars taken out of my wallet.
I can't even remember a time that I had my things out of my sight but as I said before I just don't even think that way when I am with friends. I am just sick to my stomach.
I used to work in medicine, for 11 years while I was struggling with my back. We used to get calls all the time from "drug seeking" patients... there was always something going on.... purse stolen, someone stole their meds, yadda yadda yadda... and I was always skeptical. Usually the surgeons/docs I worked for would let them get a refill one time due to their "circumstances" but that was all. I DONT WANT TO LOOK LIKE ONE OF THOSE PEOPLE BUT WTF??!!
When I was married to my ex I used to have to make a conscious effort to keep my meds hidden.... in a mug in the kitchen cabinet, in a shoe in my closet, always counting my pills... my dtr even watched my purse for me after awhile. I thought this was all behind me. I know this isn't really the same thing as it is a one time thing, but it feels equally as violating and just plain wrong.
Sorry to rant but I am at a loss with this one guys. Thanks for letting me vent.
Hugs to all,