"I had given myself the pep talk I always whip out before facing the dragon that is triage and treatment: 'This is no time for your stoicism. You show them how you feel. Use your face to tell them how much pain you’re in and don’t let anyone tell you it’s all in your head!' Anyone who deals with chronic pain and has gotten used to navigating life by... View details ⇨
"We would give anything to no longer suffer from chronic pain, and thus to no longer need medication. And our conscientious use of pain medication actually benefits everyone else. Pain medication keeps us out of the emergency room so it’s less busy when you need it."