I'm back and I have a question
Hi guys sorry it's been so long since I've posted, but I've been lurking and reading. I just didn't have much to say. I've been doing well! I'm walking again and I graduate college in May!
I do have a question for you CPs though. Does anyone (not your doc or pharmacist) ever lecture you about the meds you are taking? I ask because I had been helping a neighbor after he was in a scooter accident and he's on suboxone because he is/was a pain pill addict. He's been lecturing me about how I'm,in his eyes, "addicted" to my medication and I can't be in pain because I'm functioning and not whining about my pain or in bed all day.
The way I see it is that I am still in pain I just don't see the point in complaining about it. I've been on the same meds for two years (with a small decrease about six months ago. I don't abuse them or run out early. They allow me to get out of my bed and function when combined with ice/heat/PT.
I've decided that I don't want him as a friend after he told me yesterday that I'm "an addict that doesn't know what pain is". I guess what I want to know is if it's unreasonable that I'm offended and has anyone ever lectured any of you regarding something so personal as how your doc chooses to treat your condition? Sorry to be grumpy, but he just rubbed me the wrong way.