Everyone was asked in this groups, if they wanted to write something about chronic pain. These statement, ordeals, and pain history are going to be read today to a congressman. Hoping to change medication rules, and just hoping for help. Here's what I wrote let me know what you think. Please pass it on, and help give people like us a voice.
The cause you undertake is a noble one, and all you have named in your email are brave. We all fought a battle to be here, and that battle is PAIN. It is a battle I know well, since I have fought it for over 10 years now. This battle is a silent battle. A battle of shame, misunderstanding, and pure ignorance to our plight. We don't take the meds we take to feel that high. We take what we take to just make it through the day. So we can go shopping, see that game, see a friend, and to just function in society. But what happens? We get punished. Not just from our hell we call a body, but from society, doctors, law makers, and the one that hurts the most is our families. We are a SILENT MISUNDERSTOOD IN PAIN PUNISHED warrior.
The medications we take have been given a stigma of abuse by society, and their right these meds are abused. It's become the in thing to take these meds, and then go to rehab. A CHRONIC PAIN patient isn't the one going to rehab. We're the ones following our doctor's orders to the letter, because we are afraid that the medication will be taken away. We put our bodies through hell to get these medications. We under go procedures that a masochist would flinch at. From shots in the spine, to cutting away bone, to strange objects implanted in our body, electricity, having bone introduced that was someone elses, and all that is just few of the thing we indoor. Just so our PAIN doctor doesn't take away the one thing that help some. People on pain medication don't take them because we want to. WE TAKE THEM BECAUSE WE HAVE TO. CHRONIC PAIN PATIENTS ARE NOT ADDICTED...
This is the uphill battle CHRONIC PAIN patients have to deal with everyday. We don't need it to be made hard to get treatment. Is there going to continued abuse? Yes, but it's not done by CHRONIC PAIN patient. We need to find a balance, and there is not an easy answer. But it should not be taken out on the ligidiment pain doctors, and patients. We fighting this battle together, and yes it is a battle. A battle that need that knight in shining armor, but until that happens. We must all work together to find that balance, and to bring CHRONIC PAIN patients out of their silent suffering. To have a voice in what is being done to the for front, and stop the silent suffering.
Bobbi Jo Ferge