Pages

Jump to bottom

5 comments

1 freetoken  Thu, Nov 3, 2011 12:49:00am

An important topic too often ignored.

Our society needs to come to grips with human addiction and rather than criminalize the addicts see them as people who desperate need help.

2 Vicious Babushka  Thu, Nov 3, 2011 5:23:56am

What’s so horrible if Grandma takes Vicodin for her arthritis and it also makes her happy?

3 dragonfire1981  Thu, Nov 3, 2011 5:37:08am

My wife has legitimate chronic pain that needs to be managed and its becoming harder and harder for her to get the meds she needs because doctors are so leery of prescribing them.

4 Cankles McCellulite  Thu, Nov 3, 2011 8:09:22am

I completely understand, Dragonfire- Before my fathers death he went through agonizing pain. Over the years i noticed doctors hesitant to prescribe pain medicine. It was a constant battle i fought with them. At one point, i was so desperate to get him some pain relief that i found someone to sell me pot and had to ask the kid at the gas station where i bought the ‘papers’ to show me how to roll a joint. When that didn’t work i tried to find heroin but couldn’t.
I am in no way blaming the pill addicts (lookin’ at you Limbaugh). Of course there will be people who become addicts to whatever is available. Drugs make people feel good. And there is a lot of psychological pain in our world. But there has got to be a better understanding of pain management in this country. Too many doctors-and the general public- have this belief that pain is somehow noble. No it isn’t.

5 FemNaziBitch  Thu, Nov 3, 2011 11:05:27pm

One cannot have a civilized society without a “few pleasant little vices”. I believe that is how it is written in Brave New World. There is a lot of truth in that.

Yeah, it would be really cool if everyone would learn Yoga and Meditation/Prayer/Whatever—to take care of their own little pains and frustrations. But guess what? not every one is going to do that or be able to do it consistently. Pain from Cancer is not something the average human is made to “deal” with.

Luckily for my father, once he got into Hospice, pain meds weren’t an issue. When a person is asking for a firearm and bullets to end their pain, I think perhaps, meds might be better—no?

I talked with a Doctor today about it and he said a lot of the problem is the Military Doctors. They are liberal with the pain meds for soldiers which is good —but it also has the downside of abuse by soldiers.

I never thought of that aspect.


This page has been archived.
Comments are closed.

Jump to top

Create a PageThis is the LGF Pages posting bookmarklet. To use it, drag this button to your browser's bookmark bar, and title it 'LGF Pages' (or whatever you like). Then browse to a site you want to post, select some text on the page to use for a quote, click the bookmarklet, and the Pages posting window will appear with the title, text, and any embedded video or audio files already filled in, ready to go.
Or... you can just click this button to open the Pages posting window right away.
Last updated: 2016-01-01 10:29 am PST
LGF User's Guide RSS Feeds Tweet

Help support Little Green Footballs!

Subscribe now for ad-free access!Register and sign in to a free LGF account before subscribing, and your ad-free access will be automatically enabled.

Donate with
PayPal
Square Cash Shop at amazon
as an LGF Associate!
Recent PagesClick to refresh
Ford Mustang SUV Starts a Blitz of New Electric Vehicles DEARBORN, Mich. (AP) — Ford is unveiling its first all-electric SUV, marking the start of an avalanche of battery-powered vehicles coming from mainstream and luxury automakers during the next two years that industry analysts say will boost electric vehicle ...
Thanos
4 hours, 31 minutes ago
Views: 100 • Comments: 0 • Rating: 0
Tweets: 1 • Share to Facebook
Buttigieg Touts Military Service, but Is Wary of Overstating Role That doesn’t mean Buttigieg holds back while campaigning in emphasizing the more dangerous aspects of his time in the war zone to distinguish himself subtly from his top-tier Democratic rivals and directly with President Donald Trump. “I don’t have ...
Thanos
4 hours, 32 minutes ago
Views: 94 • Comments: 0 • Rating: 0
Tweets: 1 • Share to Facebook
Sade - the Sweetest Taboo (Official Live Video From San Diego) Sade – The Sweetest Taboo (Live From San Diego)Listen on Spotify -smarturl.itListen on Apple Music -smarturl.itAmazon - smarturl.it Follow Sade Website - sade.comFacebook - facebook.comTwitter - @sadeofficialInstagram - instagram.com LyricsIf I tell youIf I tell you nowWill you keep ...
Thanos
2 days, 1 hour ago
Views: 168 • Comments: 0 • Rating: 0
Tweets: 1 • Share to Facebook
King Princess - Hit the Back (Live Performance) King Princess - Hit The Back (Studio Performance) Literally all King Princess does is take fierce selfies and make gorgeous songs. Well, that’s not everything. The 20-year-old phenom is a proud queer ally, nimbly blending humor and activism both ...
Thanos
2 days, 3 hours ago
Views: 175 • Comments: 0 • Rating: 0
Tweets: 2 • Share to Facebook
SAINT MOTEL - Old Soul (Official Visualizer) "Old Soul" - Track #1 from The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack: Part 1 by SAINT MOTEL. Available everywhere now!saintmotel.lnk.to Follow SAINT MOTEL:instagram.comfacebook.com@saintmotelsaintmotel.com Lyrics: I got rubies in my hands nowI got rubies in my hands nowHow they shine I ...
Thanos
2 days, 3 hours ago
Views: 227 • Comments: 0 • Rating: 0
Tweets: 1 • Share to Facebook
The Raconteurs - “Somedays (I Don’t Feel Like Trying)” [Official Music Video] Music video for The Raconteurs single “Somedays (I Don’t Feel Like Trying)” from their latest album HELP US STRANGER. Shot at The House On The Rock in Spring Green, WI. Listen to HELP US STRANGER here: theraconteurs.lnk.to Catch The ...
Thanos
2 days, 19 hours ago
Views: 297 • Comments: 0 • Rating: 0
Tweets: 2 • Share to Facebook
Vampire Weekend - Sunflower (Live at Austin City Limits) “Sunflower” by Vampire Weekend performed live at Austin City Limits 2019 Father of the Bride available now: smarturl.it Recorded live at The Moody Theater, Austin, TX, August 22, 2019Produced by KLRU-TV, Austin PBSProducer: Jeff PetersonDirector: Gary MenottiEditor: Dan MartausCopyright ...
Thanos
2 days, 19 hours ago
Views: 241 • Comments: 0 • Rating: 0
Tweets: 1 • Share to Facebook
A Magnificent Cover of David Bowie’s “Heroes” by David Byrne and Choir! Choir! Choir! Choir! Choir! Choir! teamed up with David Byrne and a TON of singers in the Ford Foundation lobby of the Public Theater during the Under the Radar Festival to sing 'Heroes' written by David Bowie and Brian Eno It ...
teleskiguy
3 days, 22 hours ago
Views: 414 • Comments: 0 • Rating: 2
Tweets: 3 • Share to Facebook
Hors Piste: Hilarious Animated Short About a Mountain Rescue Where Everything Goes Wrong Only one goal: SAVE THE WORLD! After 46 awards in festivals (including a BAFTA for best student film) and more than 150 selections... Our film is online in FULL length for 1 month! Follow us on Instagram and Facebook ...
teleskiguy
4 days ago
Views: 486 • Comments: 1 • Rating: 1
Tweets: 2 • Share to Facebook
#Thegreatpoolpondconversion - 191110Another really satisfying and curious weekend. Last week we reminisced about the tarp and how well it’s been holding up. Well during the week it tore and leaked a bit. Not enough to do damage. We’ll kludge something using both ...
DangerMan (misuser of the sarc tag)
6 days, 3 hours ago
Views: 474 • Comments: 1 • Rating: 5
Tweets: 0 • Share to Facebook