I cried all the way home from my doctors visit today. How can this be happening?
Its much like a "Witch Hunt" here in Maine. Doctors so fearful of prescribing pain mediation, they are literally turning away patients who suffer with chronic pain illnesses. At the first of the year, Maine will no longer allow for chronic pain patients to have their medicine be covered under the Medicaid program. Doctors who are already treating chronic pain patients are looking for any reason to "ween" them of the medicines.
Where is the empathy? Who will speak out for us? Who will come to our aid?
I am terrified about the possibility of losing the medicine that has allowed be some quality of life. I'm trying hard to not think about the excruciating pain that lays in wait.
God what do I do?
Who will listen...and where are they that will?