I Have Cancer

It's a frightening thing to say; to admit. And on Valentine's Day 2019, I learned at my local ER that I have cancer. Chronic myeloid leukemia, to be precise. The same cancer that killed my husband's grandmother; a version of the cancer that plagues my grandmother now; a cancer that allegedly isn't hereditary; a cancer … Continue reading I Have Cancer

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Does Buprenorphine Really ‘Save Lives’?

Legal disclaimer: Nothing in this post is meant to be construed as medical advice. I am not a physician or pharmacist. Discuss any medications, changes, or questions you might have with your medical provider. Do not suddenly stop any medication unless under the direct guidance of a medical provider. Today was a weird day. What … Continue reading Does Buprenorphine Really ‘Save Lives’?

A Rock and a Hard Place: Pain Patients Suffer from Heroin Laws Fallout

See also: An Open Letter to Dr. Kolodny, The Truth About the Opioid Crisis, and Strangulation on Medicine Good, law-abiding people are suffering severely in the fallout from recent state and federal laws. Designed to curb heroin addiction, these laws and prevailing societal views all begin with the false assumption that prescription pain pills like … Continue reading A Rock and a Hard Place: Pain Patients Suffer from Heroin Laws Fallout

Strangulation on Medicine: My Life as a Pain Patient

What is life like as a pain patient in America? I invite you to take a walk in my shoes.