I do have to say that because of the years I have been on this site and my connections with the medical field, I lose any empathy for those that only want to complain, blame their doctors, blame the insurance companies, blame the DEA, blame everyone else, instead of looking within.
I understand that this thread is not going to get that many favorable responses, but I know for myself just how much I am willing to help others that are willing to help themselves, vs, how I can not muster up the energy to help those that only want to complain.
I also try to be fair. Those that are so new to this chronic pain situation, I can understand their frustrations, but those who have been dealing with it for a while and yet still seek to blame others, I am sorry, I have such a difficult time trying to help them.
We all have 'x' amount of hours in a day, so I try to maximize mine when ever I can
Ron DiLauro Veritas-Health Forums Manager I am not a medical professional. I comment on personal experiences