Back Pain & Opioids

I am a victim of malpractice from a then-unlicensed chiropractor who led me to a life of back pain & opioids. This is information about my journey to get well.

Thanksgiving and Week 31 of Julia Cameron

Thanksgiving and Week 31 of Julia Cameron In that time I’ve not missed a single day of Morning Pages. I’ve had my mom and daughters tell me, when I’ve encouraged them to follow suit, that they can’t do something like that–write something daily where they must commit to writing three pages before doing anything else

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The Opioid Crisis in America And How I Fought Back

The Opioid Crisis in America And How I Fought Back There is an opioid crisis in America. Since June of 2016, I’ve been plagued by it. I was hurt after a visit to a chiropractor in Mesquite, Texas May 13, 2016. My primary care physician put me on hydrocodone in mid-June 2016 and I was

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Overcoming 10.5 Months of Opioids is Not Easy

Overcoming 10.5 Months of Opioids is Not Easy As a result of a chiropractic injury, I spent 10.5 months on opioids and the results of having been off them for almost four months now still afflict me. On Friday the 13th, May, 2016, I went to what was then an unlicensed chiropractor operating in Mesquite,

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Opioids–The Exit Strategy

Opioids–The Exit Strategy During the past 10 months I’ve been on all kinds of pain meds. After the installation of a Abbott Pain Stimulator, I’m doing everything I can to get off the opioids. At present, I’m down to 1/2 a 10/325 pill in the morning and 1/2 of one at night. I am doing

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Amazon Needs A “Do Not Use USPS Button”

I have been largely homebound the past 10 months. I’m an Amazon Prime member. That means I pay an additional amount yearly for them to rush things to me. Over the past two years, that mostly has meant things arrived at my door via FedEx or UPS. But over the past 10 months, Amazon shippers

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Friday’s Muse on Pain and Psalm 38

I’ve been on quite a journey these past 10 months. Ten months of leg and back pain. I can’t believe it’s come to this. I slipped on an over-turned door mat in Boyd Hall at Auburn University May 6, 2016. A week later, Friday the 13th, I went to a chiropractor who fixed soreness in

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The St. Jude Medical Spinal Cord Stimulator

There are accounts in the Bible where those suffering from affliction went to Jesus and asked for healing and with a touch, their misery ended. I know what joy they felt. Last Wednesday morning, I began a five-day trial using a St. Jude Medical Pain Stimulator to address severe pain in my left and right thighs,

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Rhizotomy, Meralgia Paraestheticas–Back and leg pain

Rhizotomy, Meralgia Paraestheticas–Back and leg pain Now there are some who would say I should not divulge details about health issues I have endured. Privacy. HIPAA and all that. Employers or clients scouring to see what kind of a health risk I might be. But I take a different view. There are lessons to be

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