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Old 10-09-2009, 01:50 PM   #21
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Sometimes medical actions taken can have medical consequences - here's a tragic story of a young woman just doing her best after a surgery that by all accounts was a rousing success:

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Old 10-09-2009, 01:57 PM   #22
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Sometimes medical actions taken can have medical consequences - here's a tragic story of a young woman just doing her best after a surgery that by all accounts was a rousing success:

Boobs disaster for Miss Plastic favourite | Metro.co.uk
Poor thing. She's the real victim here.

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Old 10-09-2009, 02:00 PM   #23
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Sometimes medical actions taken can have medical consequences - here's a tragic story of a young woman just doing her best after a surgery that by all accounts was a rousing success:

Boobs disaster for Miss Plastic favourite | Metro.co.uk
I can't believe this isn't an article from the Onion.
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I can't believe this isn't an article from the Onion.
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Maybe I'm stubborn or scared. In both cases I made do with over the counter pain relief and counted myself lucky that I didn't need to use the heavy duty stuff - nor took the risk of enjoying the heavy duty stuff too much. I guess that makes me officially "stupid" but I think I'm fine and glad not to have to wean myself away from an accidental additiction.
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I just don't get the joy in Oxycontin. Maybe I haven't taken them in the approved recreation manner - crush and smoke tablets?
Well, I appreciate your ‘stupidity’ Growing Older. I don’t really like feeling what chemicals do to my body, nor do I like that feeling of being out of it or unaware of what’s going on around me. But I will take something when needed.

Calmloki, my understanding is that the crushing and snorting Oxycontin reduces the time release mechanism so all the continuous ‘uneventful normal’ Oxycontin then becomes a close-to-heroin experience -- and that just scares the heck outta me.

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Imagine how much worse it would be if you couldn't afford the admittedly high cost and had to go to your local city hospital emergency room.
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I couldn’t help but think that in most places where Billy and I live, this incident would have cost a total of about $15-$35. $400 seemed like an assault.
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Like Martha and Fuego, I too thought that you could sell those pills to cover the dr.'s cost (although getting the prescription filled probably costs a pretty penny).
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So should I send you a check, or do you take PayPal? I wonder if anyone's done any serious clinical study of Vicodin's shelf life...
 
Haha.. We were just joking about this, right? Am I so weird that I honestly didn’t think or want to sell this stuff? Gawd I’m just so uncool…

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he's definitely not a pill pusher!!! (BTW, my dentist is the same way.)
Now in the dentist’s chair I’m begging for more Novocain. Ugh. I’ve spent too many hours there since I was a child and fear is a huge factor…  
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My wife and I are two totally different people when it comes to pain. I have been taking Percocets for at least 15 years, as needed (not regularly), for the severe pains in my feet that aren't really there.
People’s perception of pain is different, no doubt. I’ve known several people with very high thresholds of pain - like this one inlaw I have - literally broke every bone in his face except his lower jaw and took nothing stronger than Tylenol after the first day out of the operating room. OMG.

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I really don't like painkillers.
I even more don't like pain.
I am really annoyed that the 'war on drugs' crap restricts my access to the good stuff when I need it. And I will need it more in the future.
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I really don't like painkillers.
I even more don't like pain.
I am really annoyed that the 'war on drugs' crap restricts my access to the good stuff when I need it. And I will need it more in the future.
What she said.
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I was told by my internist and a pharmacist that it's federally illegal to put refills on a controlled substance Rx.

My wife and I are two totally different people when it comes to pain. As a diabetic, I don't feel pain that normal people would and feel pain that probably isn't there. I have a medium to hight threshold for actual pain but and scared to death that the tinyest thing will hurt. My wife, on the other hand, watches the blood taker person stick her and dig the needle around trying to find the vein. Doesn't bother her at all. When I get a blood test you'd think I was about to die but then, after the event, they rarely even hurt at all.

Why, I'm on some Percocets right now thanks to phantom nerve pains in one of my feet due to diabetic neuropathy. I have been taking Percocets for at least 15 years, as needed (not regularly), for the severe pains in my feet that aren't really there.

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Mike, I admire your equanimity.
Thanks. I think. You aren't being sarcastic, are you? I don't think so. I had to look up the word equanimity...

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Mike, I've known Martha for a number of years and can't fathom her comment as sarcasm. She was being nice...
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That's what I thought, too. Plus, she didn't use any smiley faces so that indicates she really meant it! I am not on drugs now so I am not as chatty.

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Thanks. I think. You aren't being sarcastic, are you? I don't think so. I had to look up the word equanimity...
I think she's talking about horses . Sometimes lawyers just can't speak good.
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Thanks. I think. You aren't being sarcastic, are you? I don't think so. I had to look up the word equanimity...

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No sarcasm at all. And the word fits you perfectly.
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Hey, MikeD,

Equanimity is something that the Buddhists aim for. You know, not to get all bent out of shape over Life's events. It's an excellent state of mind to be in, an excellent perspective to have especially when one is dealing with pain of any sort.

It's a high compliment!

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