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Open forum, Nov 17-22

Hawkman — November 21, 2014 at 8:14 p.m.

Morphine would put me 6 feet under. I have the same issues as you with codeine and Darvocet put me in the ER for 8 hours. Oxy...fuhgettabout it. That crap is too addictive.

November 21, 2014 at 8:40 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Open forum, Nov 17-22

Hawkman — November 21, 2014 at 8:17 p.m.

So much for the old-time family doctor from way back when. Traditional medicine has gone down the tubes when it comes to pain management. Some of the choices here in Clark County aren't worth a plug nickel while others are good. As far as alternative Doctors as you call's a trend that is growing even in Kaiser's realm. For now method seems to be working for me...along with increased mobility exercises taught to me by the various physical therapists who believe in strength/mobility training before pain meds.

Some day that might not be a choice I can sustain with but for now...

November 21, 2014 at 8:38 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Open forum, Nov 17-22

jacjak — November 21, 2014 at 7:26 p.m.

Well stated, JJ, although I still believe physicians in general are quicker to pull out the prescription pad before going for alternative treatments.

As far as the pain threshold...I'll admit it took a long time to achieve the "mind over matter" frame of mind when dealing with pain but I believe that if you actually talked with others who live with constant pain, the first thing that comes out of their mouths is..."I wish I could get off this crap." -or- "Isn't there something else we can do?" I've been there...done that and I've had acquaintances tell me the very same thing.

November 21, 2014 at 7:40 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Open forum, Nov 17-22

nailingit — November 21, 2014 at 7:15 p.m.

Yeah, well...

It's a no brainer, nails. I'm not interested. No money in the world could convince me to become a politician.

November 21, 2014 at 7:28 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Open forum, Nov 17-22

nailingit — November 21, 2014 at 6:18 p.m., 6:24 p.m., 6:52 p.m.

Nails...I see you're having issues tonight. Don't you just hate it when things don't go right!!!

Thanks for the offer, but I don't recognize my outspoken behavior by political party...and that's the last thing in my life that I would ever do. My perception of people who run for office tarnishes the very thought of seeking work as a politician. Thanks but I'd rather be active in my community as a member OF the community as I have already done over the years and hope to continue for years to come.

November 21, 2014 at 7:05 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Open forum, Nov 17-22

And yes, I filed a formal complaint with Kaiser. Guess how they dealt with it...

I received notification from the very same doctor that it was the time of year for me to take a stool sample. NO JOKE!

And we're supposed to trust these guys???

November 21, 2014 at 7 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Open forum, Nov 17-22

luvithere — November 21, 2014 at 2:49 p.m.

Oh absolutely, Luv. It's most definitely up to the individual. I just wish more people could seek help for pain without running to the pharmacy or reaching for a reefer(sic).

Hawkman — November 21, 2014 at 3:24 p.m.

No need to get all worked up, Hawk. I understand that what works for me doesn't necessarily work for everyone else. I was merely pointing out that there's other alternatives. For the time it takes to go to the doctor...sitting it out, waiting for them to decide what it is you need (and if it's Kaiser, they'll put you through the wringer...even asking if you want narcotic pain relief which floored me as the doctor I saw was more interested in giving legalized dope rather than sending me to the specialist for further alternative treatment)...then hobbling over to the pharmacy bent over IN pain, followed by waiting for that "instant relief" to kick in which sometimes could be several hours...

Yeah...I'll take the alternative that works for me. I'm not supporting Big Pharma.

November 21, 2014 at 6:57 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Open forum, Nov 17-22

luvithere — November 21, 2014 at 2:13 p.m.

Luv, my friend...with a degenerative spinal condition which leaves me with the spinal strength of an 85 year old, along with the permanent injuries AND PTSD from my accident years back as well as advanced arthritis, I could have very easily taken up the use of medical marijuana. Instead, I endure the pain. I seek alternative means which does not include ingestion of any narcotic-related anything. Yes, I have my bad days as well as my good but when the days are bad..and there are many of those...I compensate. I don't rush for the nearest pill and I certainly don't rush to the nearest bud supplier.

These days, people look for quick fixes...instant relief. They're tired of pain and the depression associated with pain so they go to the pill pushers for relief.

November 21, 2014 at 2:33 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Open forum, Nov 17-22

HOLY MOLEY!!! I just read all the side effects and warnings of medical marijuana. I'm glad I've never been interested in the use of marijuana in any form!!! No WONDER Big Pharma is pushing all the commercials regarding bipolar disorder and erectile dysfunction!!!

Anybody interested in what I speak, here's the link, courtesy of the Mayo Clinic:

I mourn what people have endured in order to escape reality!!!

So sad.

November 21, 2014 at 1:55 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Open forum, Nov 17-22

vanwadreamer — November 21, 2014 at 11:29 a.m., Hawkman — November 21, 2014 at 1:11 p.m.

I tend to agree with vanwadreamer as well as part of what Hawkman says. Yes, it was always there, but now it's available in the public market rather than back-door dealings. Just as people are able to purchase it without looking over their shoulders, there is a higher probability that the people will not recognize just who much under the influence of cannabis they really are. Now as far as those who have a meth/marijuana addiction...that's a different story. They've always been there and children, women and men have lost their lives due to the careless drivers under the influence.

Here's a couple of questions for Drift as I believe you might be able to provide an adequate answer. When the police measure the level of THC in your bloodstream, is there a way to tell when you actually utilized marijuana (other than the obvious)? the case of medical marijuana in pill form, does that also register THC levels in your bloodstream?

November 21, 2014 at 1:50 p.m. ( | suggest removal )