I realize that even though the medications that I was taking were “legally” prescribed, I really could have done without, but just never had the courage to figure out a better way to handle it. I want the crew and medical team at RDD and Southeast Hospital to know that I am truly sorry for becoming such a handful as I woke up and I appreciate their patience in working through that with me. As a health care professional myself I never thought that this could happen to me, I would love to blame the doctors that started me on it, but I read the literature and was sure that would not apply to me. Wow what a smug thought to have. It can and did happen to me. I have been very fortunate in speaking with many of the folks that we got the opportunity to meet either in the waiting room at the RDD center or at the hotel, it was an eye opener as to where I could end up if I didn’t get this under control now. The great news is that my pain level from my previous neck surgeries, which is why I started the methadone, is minimal to none at times since completing the detox just 2 days ago. I am positive that I can use holistic measures to control this at least for many years and if that changes, I have some other options before I look at prescription medications ever again. As far as my concern is, I am allergic to all opioids, they make it impossible to live and breathe and be me! Again, I do appreciate the entire group.
Thank you and God Bless,
Methadone – 5 years