I am a 69 yr. old who has had to have had 26 surgeries (so far). Thus, I have chronic pain, at times more sever than at others. I have become very aware of the push by state and federal officials to contain and curtail the use of opioid pain medications. It seems that the only voices they hear from are the drug rehab communities, sheriff and police departments and "concerned citizens" (whatever they are).
As a user of pain medications since 2001 after my first spinal surgery (broke off a piece-not fun) and who has major, documented needs for relief, I am concerned that even those MD's who understand and try to aid people like us are going to be pressured to eventually cut back or even cut out the use of the medications that help us live semi-normal lives.
I'm new here so if I violate any rules, I am sure someone will contact me...BUT, that said, if anyone is interested in trying to organize in some form or fashion, give me a shout with your ideas. Lenny @: ***@****